About Age Concern Merstham, Redhill and Reigate (MRR)
Age Concern MRR provides a day centre for older people three days per week, referred to as ‘The Club’ by the clients and is a vital resource for them. There is a traditional hot meal available every day and a takeaway option for the days we are closed. They can access a podiatrist and hairdresser; we can support our clients with their business needs and can advocate on their behalf. We have an accessible minibus to transport them to and from the centre and provide weekly shopping trips and outings. There is a Men’s Shed in the garden of the centre for older men who prefer not to attend a traditional day centre and a Befriending Service for socially isolated older people. Apart from the wide range of activities available, the clients mainly come to stay connected with their friends and community.
We support older people living in our local area, helping them to remain living in their own homes for as long as is practical and they so wish. Our client’s range in age and abilities, our youngest is 68 and the oldest is 103. We offer a range of services with the primary aim of reducing loneliness and social isolation and keeping people connected with their friends and community.
Many of our clients have mobility problems and rely on walking aids or wheelchairs to get around, which limits their ability to be independent at home and in the community, many would be forced into premature admission to a care home without the support we can offer.
Age Concern Merstham, Redhill and Reigate (MRR) Registered charity number 1173649