Category Archives: Volunteering

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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Volunteers needed to brighten up the day for older people in Durham

We want to ensure that no-one has no-one and we wonder if you can help. Age UK County Durham is looking for enthusiastic and sociable people, with a community spirit to brighten the day for older people who live alone and … Continue reading

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New lunch club in Coundon and Leeholme

Age UK County Durham’s Come Eat Together Team has been working in partnership with a Community Association located in a small rural village in Wear Valley to bring older people together with food. Taking place in the historic Leeholme Welfare Hall on the … 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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Age UK County Durham is creating Dementia Friends

Staff and volunteers feel they are benefiting personally from becoming Dementia Friends with Age UK County Durham. On a rainy and rather dreary Monday morning in Consett, three more volunteers and Stephanie from the Come Eat Together team took time out  to … Continue reading

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