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‘Enriching seniors’ social & spiritual lives through friendship, activities and belonging.’
We love and value people of all ages and recognise that each age group has particular needs. Physical and social challenges arise in old age and big questions can arise concerning faith. It is important to honour our seniors with appropriate support in these areas. In turn, we benefit from their wealth of life experience and wisdom. Time to sit and talk is important. Growing in faith brings purpose, joy, comfort and peace at this time of life.
Cup Cakes Coffee Mornings
A small group visit local sheltered accommodation homes for coffee mornings, taking in home made cake and conversation. We usually have an interesting speaker, a musical performance, visit of a pet as therapy dog, or a thought for the day during the session.
Once a month, a team take books in to local sheltered accommodation settings, offering a library service. Residents can borrow books one month, and swap them for different ones the next month.
In two local sheltered accommodation settings we encourage maintenance and development of creative skills through craft. Knitting, crochet, card making, dressmaking, calligraphy, making soft toys, are all examples of the work our friends enjoy.
This popular internationally accepted series provides a weekly look at the big questions of life and the existence of God, helping people to investigate and come to their own conclusions in a no pressure, no commitment kind of way. We meet at a convenient venue, often in the communal area in a sheltered accommodation home. Residents watch a presentation and discuss thoughts over coffee and cake. See here for more details.
Carol singing is popular near Christmas time and for those who cannot get out and about, we visit with sing-alongs and some Christmas inspiration led by our musicians.
New Year Tea
Our celebratory New Year Tea is the high spot event for seniors during the lull after Christmas. We meet in a well-appointed hall, often honoured by the attendance of a local dignitary such as the Mayor. We express Jesus’ love for our community by serving a sumptuous (free!) tea. Springfield Church’s youth and young adults dress up in their best frilly pinnies and have great fun spoiling everyone. We enjoy entertainment, competitions and a motivational thought for the New Year.
We have had some good fun bringing young children into older people’s group homes. A popular Easter Egg Hunt in Abbeyfield House, Wallington’s large garden creates a high spot event in the spring. The children run in and out, collecting their spoils, depositing them in their own little basket supervised by a resident. The chatter and enthusiasm is wonderful fun, followed by refreshments and the Easter story.
In the summer, we arrange a treasure hunt in the same way.