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KEEP WARM THIS WINTER WITH AGE UK COUNTY DURHAM

Age UK County Durham wants to ensure older people are fully prepared for the winter months ahead. As part of its annual ‘Keep warm, Keep well’ campaign the charity has five top tips to stay warm this winter 1. Keep … Continue reading

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Don’t fall victim to fraudsters on the phone

  The home telephone for some is a lifeline, it is a connection to friends & family. It is also a direct line for fraudsters. Older people are often targeted because they are at home during the day, they may … Continue reading

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Welcome to Come Eat Together

Our award winning project brings older people together with food. If you would love to enjoy a meal out in pleasant surroundings but have no-one to go with, contact us on 0191 374 6577.  Our activities include: Lunch clubs, Breakfast Clubs and … Continue reading

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Aspiring chefs are cooking up a storm for older people in County Durham

Catering student at New College Durham are inviting people aged over 50 who live on their own to come and make new friends whilst dining in style. Age UK County Durham’s Come Eat Together project, has teamed up with New … Continue reading

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Bishop of Durham to pop in for breakfast at our Gentlemen’s Breakfast Club

Our Gent’s Breakfast in the Café Cenno in Durham Indoor Market just goes from strength to strength. The after breakfast talks are hugely popular, chosen by the members of the group themselves. We are looking forward to welcoming Paul Butler … Continue reading

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Our Gent’s Breakfast is going strong!

Our Gentleman’s Breakfast is going from strength to strength with more men in and around Durham enjoying a hearty English breakfast once a month at Cafe Cenno in Durham Indoor Market. Colin Wilkes, the market manager, has found some great … Continue reading

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The Met Office has issued a Cold Weather Alert for our region

Older people need to be aware that there is a strong chance of temperatures falling below 2°C until Friday 26th February, so please make you have you need to keep warm and well.   Coldest temperatures will develop first in … Continue reading

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Celebrating Christmas with Our Volunteers

Volunteers from around the county have enjoyed an informative and fun morning at Age UK House. We were able to share information about how the Come Eat Together project is progressing and demonstrate the tremendous impact their valuable volunteering time is … Continue reading

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Kitchen gardens bring pleasure to many

Growing your own fruit and vegetables can bring pleasure as well as provide healthy fresh produce to make meals more interesting. After an enjoyable few months informing and promoting the joys of growing your own, one of our valued volunteers, … Continue reading

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No one should have no one

More than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member. Contrary to what many people think, loneliness is not a normal part of ageing, and it not only … Continue reading

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