What’s new at Elders Voice?
25/06/2018 – Research project seeks women over 70
If you are a woman aged 70 or over who has lived in the same home for 30 years, perhaps you would be interested in taking part in a research project?! See below for more information.
21/06/2018 – Elders Voice 25th Anniversary
This year is our 25th anniversary and to celebrate we hosted a street party. The party was attended by our clients, friends, families and neighbours who enjoyed entertainment by Rock Choir, Company of Elders, All Angels Steel Orchestra and a close-up magician. Love and laughter was shared by all and we even made the local paper!
01/12/2017 – Dementia Café Service
Elders Voice has won a tender for running Dementia/Memory Cafés in Brent and this service starts with immediate effect. We shall be developing an existing café in Hay Lane in Kingsbury and developing a new café at Elders Voice beginning in January 2018. We are delighted that we have the opportunity to offer this service to people with dementia and their families and carers. There will be more information about the cafés soon, please stay tuned.
16/11/2017 – Calling all grandparents!
Shiver Productions are developing an exciting new television programme for a major broadcaster and are looking for vibrant, fun and outgoing grandparents who want to spend more time with their adult grandchildren (who must be 18+).
With a lot of grandparents reportedly only seeing their grandkids on average twice a year, it’s not surprising the two generations often know little about each other’s lives. In this new TV programme grandparents will spend one-on-one time with their multiple grandchildren in an attempt to get to know them better and see if they can offer any help.
Along the way they will learn about the pressures their grandchildren face, the lifestyle choices they make, their hopes for the future and what, if anything, is standing in their way of achieving them. The programme will allow grandparents to share their knowledge, advice and practical help while learning more about the lives, hopes and aspirations of their grandchildren.
If you are interested in appearing in this new television programme, please call 0207 157 4588.
18/10/2017 – Become a Blumer! Let flexible work find you.
Blume is a new enterprise which finds paid flexible work for older people – and it is free to sign up. The work will range from DIY tasks to dog walking and mystery shopping and much more besides. There will also be telephone and computer jobs that you can do from home. In fact, if you have a skill that you think others will find useful then please tell Blume about it and we will do our best to promote it. You decide what you want to do and when you want to do it. You also decide how much you want to charge as long as it is above the national living wage – and if you don’t need the money the site allows you to donate what you earn to charities. To find out more visit https://blume.life/ and become a blumer!
14/07/2017 – Floating Support Service
From 1st September 2017, Elders Voice will be delivering a Floating Support Service along with the Handyperson Service. Please watch this space for more details!
23/05/2017 – We are slashing our prices!
The Elders Voice Day Centres run three days a week – on Mondays in Kingsbury and on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Kensal Green. We shall be opening a fourth day on Wednesdays in Kensal Green from April 2017. The majority of our Day Centre referrals come through Brent Adult Social Care but we also have privately funded places available.
We offer our Day Centre members a variety of opportunities to socialise, take part in activities and have an enjoyable and relaxing day. Please watch our video here. Alongside this we also enable the carers of these people to have a break from their caring responsibilities. These breaks are exceptionally important and give carers the time to recharge their batteries. At the Day Centres the activities include movement to music and chair based exercises, arts and crafts, singing and quizzes.
A day in our private Day Centre costs £40. The cost of the lunch is £5, however people are welcome to bring their own food in. We can also provide a pick up for £5 and a drop off for another £5.
If you would like any further information please contact Dawn on 0208 206 7505.
06/10/2016 – Healthwatch Brent
Healthwatch Brent gives patients and users of health and social care services a powerful voice. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 lays out our responsibilities and our powers. The people and organisations who make decisions about your services must listen to us and respond to us – so your voice counts. We also actively engage local people in shaping services, offer information and signposting, write reports on patient experiences, and more.
So, come and speak to us, join us, or sign up for our newsletter.
By clicking here you will be taken straight to Healthwatch Brent website where you can find all sort of information.
05/08/2016 – We have some good news, a new computer service will start soon!
A new computer service at Elders Voice will be coming up soon, so please stay tuned. Watch this space for more updates.
14/07/2016 – Rock Choir is raising funds for Elders Voice
The spectacular Rock Choir has raised £196.58 during last Saturday’s concert in Marylebone Church! Thank you very much for selecting Elders Voice and for singing for our cause. Also, many thanks to everyone who donated. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Collected funds will go straight to older peoples’ services.
15/06/2016 – Come and see Rock Choir LIVE
Our CEO and Rock Choir – the most contemporary choir ever – will be performing and at the same time raising funds for Elders Voice. Come and see this fantastic concert on Saturday 9th July 2016 at 7.30pm in St Marylebone Church on 17 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LT. If you would like to volunteer during this event, we are happy to get you in for free. Just get in touch with Jenny today on 0208 206 7507 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
03/05/2016 – Ecoyoga & Elders Voice
Scottish company ecoYoga has done something very special. Seona Elise Robinson, owner and director of ecoYoga has donated 9 beautiful mats to our organisation. These mats will be used by Elders Voice during weekly Yoga and Pilates classes. From now on, we will be able to welcome more senior students who want to practice but don’t own a mat. Please join us every week!
We are sending abundance of gratitude to ecoYoga – thank you Seona Elise, you are simply amazing.
18/02/2016 – Support Elders Voice by taking part in a sponsored walk
Choose a challenge distance to suit your fitness level or goal – 10km, 20km, NEW 30km, 40km or the BIG 60km! There really is something for everyone.
Walk the beautiful South Downs and West Sussex countryside, starting and finishing from Goodwood Racecourse near Chichester, all the routes are circular! Group discounts of ten people or more are available. For further information and to register for the event click here
Join us and raise money for Elders Voice!
02/02/2016 – Community Event
On January 19th 2016 Elders Voice hosted a local community event, where 3 organisations gathered together to work with elderly and older people with Dementia. Our main guest was Clive Silverman of Music Sounds for Pleasure. Sainsbury’s Kilburn provided us with refreshments and One Community handed out warm gifts to the elderly as a part of their Winter Warmth Campaign.
18/01/2016 – Zumba Gold at Elders Voice
We are happy to announce Zumba Gold classes will now take place on Monday at 11am at our Centre in Kensal Green. This is going to be happening on a permanent basis now, so please join us for some fun and frolic!
All Zumba Gold classes will be free until 29/03/2016.
Our wonderful instructor Meg’s Fitness Habits is a qualified Zumba teacher, therefore her experience and extensive knowledge allows Meg’s Fitness Habits to deliver quality classes to anyone! Come and see for yourself!
If you have any questions, give us a call on 02089688170 or drop us an e-mail at email@example.com.
12/01/2016 – Take part in something special
You can now raise money for Elders Voice by shopping with your favourite retailers. Start by clicking here. Over 2,700 retailers to choose from including Amazon. Over 500,000 supporters! Unlike other websites, easyfundraising doesn’t take your payment information. Plus it’s completely free.
Shop crazy and support Elders Voice!
12/01/2016 – Recycle your stamps
You can now recycle your stamps and help us raise funds for intergenerational projects! All stamps are accepted. Free Post envelopes are available, so join us and either drop your stamps off at our centre or request a Free Post envelope and start collecting your stamps today.