The latest updates from Time to Shine – October 2016

The latest updates from

Time to Shine

Making Leeds less lonely for older people

In this edition:

Launch of the Age-Friendly Charter

Time to Shine is set to launch their Age-Friendly Charter for Leeds in October. Emily, the project’s Age Friend Campaign Officer, asked nearly 200 older people across the city how to make Leeds a better place to grow old in, covering areas…
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Community Correspondent: Margaret Bell attends the Dementia Friendly performance of Anniversary

Image courtesy of West Yorkshire Playhouse Review by Margaret Bell of the Dementia Friendly performance The dementia friendly matinee performance of…
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CIRCLE: Reducing isolation in later life through co-production

CIRCLE, University of Sheffield, would like to invite you to an event which they will be holding in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science week in…
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Leeds Homeshare

Leeds City Council are launching Homeshare – a pilot funded by the Big Lottery in partnership with local providers including St Anne’s Community Services, Leeds Older People’s Forum and Care and Repair. Homeshare will carefully…
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Community Correspondent: Jacqui Smith attends Blackthorn at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Photo courtesy of West Yorkshire Playhouse Theatre pared to the bone, storytelling at its best By Cllr Jacqui Smith, Chair of Swillington Parish Council Theatre pared to the bone, storytelling at…
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Loneliness and Me: Sharon’s Story

I just want someone for me: a friend
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What’s New in Leeds: Farnley Friendly Faces, Young at Arts and Otley Action for Older People’s Day of Dance

We have a few new updates this week for you – if you need any more information on any of the below please contact Hanna on hanna@opforum.org.uk. Farnley Friendly Faces at Farnley Neighbourhood ActionThis is a free service for…
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IDOP: Storytelling workshop for LGBT people over 50 in Leeds – Sage

Storytelling Workshop 1 October 11am—4pm at MESMAC Lunch providedTo celebrate International Day of Older People this workshop will offer a chance for older LGBT people to come together and…
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Community Correspondent: Delia Muir on dementia and caring

Delia as a child with her Nana Em Delia shares her personal story and talks about ‘Lost in Memories’ – her theatre project about dementia and caring Guest post by Delia…
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Anniversary – West Yorkshire Playhouse

14 – 17 SeptemberCourtyard TheatreTickets £12.500113 213 7700 It’s not a time for living in the past or in the future but living fully in the present. We mark out our significant moments with anniversaries. Anchors in…
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Cara – Mary and Heather’s story

Cara means friend in Irish. Sara Allkins, Community Connector at Leeds Irish Health & Homes, told us about the blossoming friendship of Heather and Mary thanks to the Cara project. She described them as “Two ladies it has been my…
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Valuing our skills – Armley Helping Hands

On Friday we ran the very first ‘Valuing our skills’ session at Armley helping hands. We worked with Madeline from NDTI to put together a session that would allow people to identify what skills they have and create personalised profiles that can…
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