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Great article in the local press. We welcomed Lewis Clarke local reporter to join the members for a day of fun. He took some fantastic pictures and printed them in the Tiverton Gazette.

 

 

Many thanks to Lewis Clarke and the Tiverton Gazette for this full page coverage.

Wonderful news for the club! We can now continue to provide transport for our existing club members who live in rurally isolated areas of Mid Devon and the Wellington District.

 

 

Many thanks to the Devon Community Foundation for their amazing guidance and support.

Our club members in Uplowman were treated to a visit from some beautiful owls - courtesy of Sharandys Birds of Prey.

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We are proud to announce the Young at Heart Club is one of Skipton Building Society's "Grassroots Giving 2018" Winners!

We are one of 165 Community causes nationally to win this award voted for by the public!

Thank you to everyone who voted for us!

Article in the Local Press sharing the wonderful news about our latest award.

 

Thank you to the Tiverton Gazette and Wellington Weekly for there coverage.

There were 740 applications throughout the UK and we are proud to have become one of the winners.

 

Thank you to all of our hard working, enthusiatic volunteers!

 

ITV Westcountry filmed the great work done at the Young at Heart Club to help tackle loneliness and Isolation among older people living in Mid Devon and Somerset.

Club members had an action packed, enjoyable Christmas Party and had film crews from ITV and Express & Echo/DevonLive to film the amazing work volunteers and staff do to help older people tackle loneliness.

 

WATCH THE SHORT FILM

 

2017

 

The “Young at Heart Club” celebrated its

4th Annual Open Day 

 

 

 

Lloyd Yorke (Chairman) said “It was our most successful event yet! Everyone enjoyed lots of Cake and Refreshments and watched a 35-minute film of the variety of activities our club members have enjoyed over the past 12 months. We are proud to provide one of the most affordable and enjoyable Day Services in the region”.

 

 

 

Local MP visits our club and joins in the fun!

Neil Parish MP for Tiverton and Honiton spent some time playing Curling and speaking with the club members and was impressed with the service the Young at Heart Club provides for older lonely people.

New Tablet computers!

Members are embracing the 21st century thanks to funding from the "ONE STOP Carriers for Causes" scheme.

We are introducing club members to the basics of using a Tablet computer and how they can enjoy creating Digital Art. This is an optional activity, members can choose to participate in one of the many other activities if they wish.

 

 

Lloyd and Diana the club Co-founders were delighted to meet Rebecca Pow MP at the "Older Peoples Day Fair" in the Brewhouse Theatre Taunton.

 

The Young at Heart Club had a display stand in a prominent position and met many older people who attended the fair. In excess of 70 leaflets were taken and positive feedback and enquiries were received. It was a fantastic event and superbly organised. Well done to Rebecca Pow and the Brewhouse for a great day!

 

Older Peoples Day Fair - Organised by               Rebecca Pow MP

BBC Local Radio Visit our club!

click here to listen to the BBC radio broadcast BBC's Ben McGrail at our club!

The “Young at Heart Club” were delighted to welcome Ben McGrail from BBC Radio Somerset. He joined us for lunch and spent a few hours interviewing our club members and even tried his hand at New Age Kurling, which is just one of many activities our members enjoy each week.

You can listen to a clip of his visit by clicking HERE.

We thank Ben McGrail for sharing the great work we do to help relieve the damaging health effects associated with loneliness amongst older people in our region.

The "Young at Heart Club" is a modern club for older people living in Tiverton, Cullompton, Wellington, and Taunton. Transport can be arranged and a fun-filled day is Guaranteed, plus a delicious home cooked two course lunch!

Ben McGrail BBC Somerset BBC Local Radio visited our club! CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE. It is well worth a listen!

‘Cinema Experience for club members’

Members of the “Young at Heart Club” (a club for the over 60’s) are now benefitting from a ‘Cinema Experience’ in addition to the many activities they already receive each week.

The equipment was purchased thanks to funding from Devon and Somerset councillors and the Norman Family Trust. The Blu-ray/DVD player, DLP/3D Projector, 6 speaker 30 watt surround sound speakers plus a massive 10 feet screen provide the perfect cinema experience for those people who would not normally be able to get to their local cinema or feel anxious about mixing with large groups. The advantage is that members can relax and enjoy the film in a lovely spacious, safe building with people of the same age group. The club is fully licenced to show old and new film releases. “We are proud to be able to offer such a fantastic experience for our members, this enables us to add yet another unique activity to our clubs day service.”, said Lloyd Yorke (Chairman).

The first showing at our launch was greeted with a rapturous round of applause at the end. One club member commented “I can’t believe how good the quality was, it was just like being at the cinema…when do we have the next show?”

The equipment will also allow the club to invite guest speakers and provide educational and reminiscence opportunities.

 

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Fun-Filled Day for only £18 including lunch, which makes this club one of the most successful Day Service providers in Mid Devon.

Neil Parish MP visited our club.

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09:30  - 14:30 

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Mondays & Fridays:

The Burlescombe Community Hall, EX16 7JW

 

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Uplowman Village Hall

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