The latest updates from Time to Shine – February 2017

The latest updates from

Time to Shine

Making Leeds less lonely for older people

In this edition:

Success Story: More than a Mealtime

More than a Mealtime’s Shared Tables project brings people, who might otherwise be eating on their own, together for a meal in a local restaurant. The project has been extremely successful; the meals happen regularly, sustained by volunteer…
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Happy Panda Launch

On 30 January, Time to Shine was invited to be part of the Happy Panda’s Launch event, co-hosted by Lychee Red Seniors. Happy Panda is a new men’s group that will be meeting on Mondays and Tuesdays to sing, chat, cook, learn English…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Frances from Street Links

When Frances moved from London to Leeds, it was all a big change and she did not feel connected to her new surroundings. She didn’t know her neighbours and didn’t feel confident. Her involvement with Richmond Hill Elderly Action Street…
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Success Story: Digital Angels

At age 80, Vera was feeling like there was not enough for her to do anymore. She spent most of her time sitting alone and watching television, and told her daughter that she was fed up with this way of life. Her daughter bought her a tablet for…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Peter from Walking with Confidence

Time to Shine and all its projects could not function without the help of many dedicated volunteers, all who want to take a step toward ending social isolation in Leeds. Walking with Confidence, delivered by AgeUK Leeds, helps older…
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Leeds City Council praises Time to Shine

At the full council meeting on 11 January 2017, many Leeds City Councillors took an opportunity to highlight the work and accomplishments of Time to Shine. Councillors were briefed about Time to Shine in the Executive Board…
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New: Supporting Wellbeing Projects

Older people who are frail or have complex medical needs have a very high risk of being socially isolated. Health and mobility problems mean that getting out to do the things you enjoy becomes increasingly difficult, and extra support can help. The…
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