Home Instead Senior Care, a home care company providing companionship focussed care across Stockport & Tameside has agreed to support the Lunch Club at the Rose Walker Centre in Cheadle Heath once per month. The Lunch Club runs every week and is aptly named “Friendly Fridays” and is based on the 5 principles of well-being; connecting, being active, learning, giving and being mindful or present. From the start, the project team wanted to create a community event which was open to all ages. There was a gap in Stockport for a group like this where everyone could get together. The team conducted a survey from local residents in Edgeley/Cheadle Heath to canvas opinion on what should be provided and whether it was a good idea. Following a hugely positive response the team turned their attention to those working directly in the community. In December 2017, Home Instead Senior Care Stockport along with other community leaders was invited to attend an open morning at the Rose Walker Community Centre where Friendly Fridays was to be held. The project team set up the room as it might appear to those coming to visit and show the attendees around. The community leaders were asked to contribute their thoughts to how the project could be successful along with any suggestions of how they may actively support the project.
Clare Cliff (Head of CAREGiver Experience) from Home Instead Senior Care Stockport was keen to work with the team to provide a monthly lunch club. Clare recognised the intergenerational reach the project could have and how it would be a good place for Home Instead’s Clients and CAREGivers to visit and a wonderful space for the community as a whole. Project leaders Anna Rogers and Pam Robinson said "We're delighted Home Instead Senior Care Stockport jumped at the chance to work with us.
Their support has been absolutely fantastic.
‘Lunch Club’ Fridays are by far the most popular in the month. Home Instead Senior Care Stockport has supported us in getting the message out to the community that we exist, setting up a Pets at Home session, demonstrating hand hygiene, sing-alongs, bingo and more. We are incredibly grateful for all their support". Commenting about the project, David Moore, Managing Director of Home Instead said: “We are thrilled to be associated with such a wonderful project, one that brings so much happiness to so many people.”
Friendly Fridays is open to all ages, it's free entry and it's on every Friday at the Rose Walker Community Centre, Essex Avenue SK3 0JA between 10 am and 3 pm. There are drinks and snacks available for 50p, magazines, books, board games and arts and crafts supplies all freely available to use.
If you want to know more about Friendly Fridays, about any of the community activities that are supported by Home Instead, or more about our companionship focussed care service, then please give us a call on 0161 480 0646 or contact us by email on: firstname.lastname@example.org