Age UK Exeter

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Independent local charity providing important, life-enhancing services in Exeter. Helping our city get the most out of later life. Charity: 1010973

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We've been making scones in Lane Club! 
Cookery is just one of the activities we run with people with dementia who use this service.

#Dementia #AgeUKExeter #activities #Exeter #exeterdementia #daycentre
We have a gorgeous and unique upcycled pine coffee table with storage and wooden planes as legs at our Men in Sheds shop. Handmade by our Men in Sheds crew, it’s a mere snip at £150. 
Our shop can be found on Paris Street, opposite the bus station and it's open 10-4pm Tuesday to Saturday. 
For more information call: 07707085680. 
Get it before it goes!

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We are chuffed to bits with out Information and Advice win of the week:
'A local lady moved home earlier this year and had received several different final energy bills. She was getting nowhere with the companies in resolving the issue and it was causing her great distress. Our I&A volunteer spoke to the energy company, who agreed to check with accounts and agree a final bill. The final bill was less than £20 (a vast improvement from the £700+ previously quoted)!' Our lady was very happy!

Our I&A team help people like this every day.

#charitytuesday #ageukexeter #exeter #devon #charity
This is Roy with our volunteer Lynda Glover.
Lynda has been volunteering with us in Lane Club us for just over a year now and started just before Roy. She really helped him settle in, this is a photo of them at one of our keyboard singing afternoons.

#Exeter #AgeUKExeter #community #connection #dementia
Here is just some of our harvest from our Budding Friends allotment.

Budding Friends is a project that supports people with dementia to find ways to live well and enjoy life.

The groups are made up of people over the age of 50 who have dementia and either a family member or their main carer. These couples go through the project together.

The group meets up and gets involved with a variety of activities that the group members themselves decide they want to do.

We are also outdoors for some of the time as there is an overwhelming amount of evidence to suggest that there are increased health and well-being benefits to being in the open air. 
Read more here: 
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Here's a pic of some of our ladies chilling in the heatwave at the allotment.

#summer #summervibes #dementia #allotment #getoutside
Loving this Cher quote! What a legend.

#inspirationalquotes #cher #ageukexeter #exeter
The other week Book of You CIC came to give us some training on reminiscence therapy. They showed the team how to help people create a life story using words, pictures, music and film. It is a great way for family, friends and carers to show who a person was and who they are now. "Primarily set up to help people living with dementia, we soon realised that Book of You can help all sorts of people, including older people living in assisted accommodation and young adults with learning disabilities. And if you are a carer, creating a Book of You will provide the opportunity for a shared, fun activity that lets you spend quality time together." It's a lovely initiative.

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We love crafting! David has been helping to make a lavender bag for his wife with one of our volunteers Sally.

#Exeter #AgeUKExeter #Crafting #Devon #activityBuddy
There are lots of activities throughout Exeter for older people to partake in, we especially love @exeterpicturehouse. 
They have a Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets for the over 60s with free tea or coffee at these shows. They also have hearing loss and dementia friendly screenings and live screenings from @nationaltheatre.

#Cinema #Exeter #Arts #Culture #AgeUKExeter #movies # dementia
The Old Fire Station Cafe at our head office on Cowick Street is open Mondays to Fridays.
Meals are freshly cooked on the premises by our talented chefs. There is always a Special on the menu and a variety of other meal options available to order. #Exeter
A huge THANK YOU to Tony and the team at Sainsbury's Pinhoe for supporting us over the last 12 months. 
The money raised will make a BIG difference.

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