The latest updates from Time to Shine – January 2017

The latest updates from

Time to Shine

Making Leeds less lonely for older people

In this edition:

Recruiting: Age Friendly Steering Group

Now that the Age Friendly Charter is finished, Time to Shine must move on to the next step, which is encouraging groups and individuals around the city to put it into action. There are many directions the work could go in, and many…
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Community Correspondent: Social Science talk about friendship and loneliness

I arrived at the Library to attend a talk about Friendship and Loneliness and why we need friends. Appropriately, I was met by some very smiley people with offers of tea and biscuits, I took my seat and glanced around the room. We were an eclectic…
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Community Correspondent: Strictly Ballroom – West Yorkshire Playhouse

The excitement, if not Love, was palpably in the air on Tuesday night for the UK premiere of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Based on the 1992 movie of the same name which, as some of us didn’t realise, was based on a short play also written by…
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Community Correspondent: Rudolf – West Yorkshire Playhouse

The Playhouse production of Rudolf was in the Barber Room. The passage leading to the Barber Room was lit by blue and white fairy lights. This really set the scene for entering into the fairy land setting of Rudolf where staff wearing…
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Time to Shine Volunteers Needed!

Several delivery partners have told us that they are currently in need of volunteers! There are several opportunities to help reduce social isolation of older people around Leeds–maybe you would like to help someone walk independently…
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Community Correspondent: Is Age Just A Number?

Can anyone tell me what age is? To me it’s a number. Each person is their own being. You can enjoy the fact you get out bed every day and it’s a new start. Quite often people shout, presuming you must…
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Community Correspondent: Mary Johnson-Green on Art Clubs in Leeds

Back to Art or into Art, Leeds has a lot to offer My involvement with Art Clubs started more than 20 years ago when I was working full time, juggling work with family life. The local Art Club was my bolt…
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