Weʼve raised £5,565 to help continue the work of Young at Heart working with the elderly members of our intergenerational club who have been isolated by Covid 19.
- Heathfield, East Sussex
- Funded on Wednesday, 22nd April 2020
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Young at Heart started from the inspiration of "Old People's Home for 4 year Old's". It is an intergenerational club for those who are retired to exchange life's experiences and contribute in the education of children from 6 local primary schools and a nursery school. A key factor in our "not for profit" club is combatting isolation and loneliness with the distraction of the children who join us.
For more information on Young at Heart please view our website @ www.youngatheart.me.uk or our Facebook page for update photos of our activities - https://www.facebook.com/youngatheartheathfield/
With the onset of the Covid 19 crisis, the efforts that we have made to encourage our members and enhance their lives could all be undone if we are unable to make contact. Those who join us, some of whom have dementia, will not remember us when this is over and their families will be struggling to manage. The key thing with Young at Heart is that we keep everyone busy through craft, music, baking, singing, hearing the school children read etc.
A plan for this to continue is for Young at Heart to run via a FaceTime type set up where members could see each other and interact and the likes of music, games, cooking demonstrations could continue and faces would not be forgotten. Equally if further members would like to join us in this capacity - the more the merrier!
Currently we have a rota set up for a telephone call once a week and to deliver a slice of cake and urgent provisions on another day per week - we need the facility to offer more.
If there is anyway you could give us any type of donation towards this idea we can then get started! Time is of the essence - familiar faces is key! As we say at Young at Heart - "If you are alive keep living".
Huge virtual hugs to you all!
Rachel, Claire, Louise, Saab, Hilary, Rachel
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Apr 14, 2020
Apr 13, 2020
Donation as Serena Althaus messaged. Well done to you all.
Patricia and David Pipe
Apr 13, 2020
What a lovely idea and I hope it will be a great successx
Apr 9, 2020
Many thanks to Rachel and the team. Ray loves his days at Young At Heart.
Apr 9, 2020
Apr 7, 2020
Apr 4, 2020
Rachel - I love seeing young & old enjoy each other. Always exciting to hear what you're doing with Young-at-Heart. Wonderful that you'll be able to keep relationships alive through this season.
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Heathfield, East Sussex
Rachel has been running Young at Heart a not-for-profit community group bringing together primary school students & the elderly of Heathfield & surrounding areas