Liverpool Cares Social Clubs and Winter Wellbeing

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Liverpool Cares is a community network of younger (people in their twenties and thirties) and older (people aged over 65) neighbours hanging out and helping each other out, to improve the confidence, resilience and skills of everyone involved. It’s mutually beneficial.

We do this because, although Liverpool is the best city in the world, the very changes that can make it such an exciting and dynamic place to live can also be isolating. If you don’t feel part of the changes, they can create a sense of alienation.

Our free social clubs are a great opportunity for younger and older neighbours (aged over 65) to hang out and to share time, friendship and fun.

This month’s clubs include a Swing Dance, a Pub Quiz, a Technology Workshop and a Global Scouse Day inspired Craft Club. We also have a Tequila Masterclass where we will be learning about the history of Mexico’s national liquor!

The social clubs taking place this month are:

Wednesday 13th February, 11am – 12pm: Reminiscence Session – City Centre
British Music Experience – Cunard Building, Pier Head, L3 1DS

The museum will provide music, photographs and items to inspire your recollections of a particular aspect of life related to Liverpool and music. Come along and meet new friends, share memories and enjoy a chat over tea or coffee. This month’s theme is Making Waves – Mersey music in the 1950s.

Saturday 23rd February, 12:30-1:30pm: Technology Workshop – Penny Lane
Penny Lane Development Trust – 70 Penny Lane, L18 1BW

Want to improve your confidence with your phone or laptop? Come along for a cuppa and bring your gadgets and technology-related questions with you!

Tuesday 26th February, 6-8pm: Board Game Evening – Wavertree
Tiny Rick’s Cafe – 449 Smithdown Rd, L15 3JL

Enjoy a chat and a cuppa with your neighbours over a fun game at our board game evening! Play something new like Rainbow Rush, or stick to the classics like Cluedo: there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Thursday 28th February, 6-8pm: Global Scouse Day – Kensington
Kensington Community Learning Centre – 291-299 Kensington, L7 2RG

Our regular craft club has a scouse twist today – as it’s Global Scouse Day! So come along and create a joint piece of artwork of our amazing city landscape, followed by a scouse-off! Share recipes, tips making on the best scouse, and even try a few different bowls and tell us your favourite.

Winter Wellbeing

We are halfway through our Winter Wellbeing project, that helps people aged over 65 to stay warm, active, healthy and connected over the winter months. We have small grants (of up to £100) available for people struggling to pay their gas or electricity bills and we can deliver warm items such as blankets, slippers thermal gloves and hats to people’s doors, for free. We can also connect people to other organisations that support older people and signpost them to facilities and activities across Liverpool.

If you or anyone you know who might benefit from our Social Clubs or you would like to refer some one to our Winter Wellbeing project, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0151 659 1789 .

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