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760  Love later life gardens!

Challenge group size: S

Age NI

What's the challenge?

Age NI is the leading charity for older people in Northern Ireland. The charity was formed as the result of the merger between Age Concern and Help the Aged in 2009. Their vision is a world where everyone can love later life.  

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Age NI Anna House Day centre is based in Anna House, they have a small garden and green house. Evidence shows that older people love being outdoors, some of the service users who attend the day centre, no longer have a garden to maintain at home. Having this outdoor space is really special to them. It would be amazing to have some volunteers to come and work alongside the staff to carry out some gardening and planting to make the space more appealing in the summer months. 

761  Belfast's Got Talent!  

Challenge group size: F

Age NI

What's the challenge?

Age NI is the only charity in Northern Ireland that provides support and services to older people. 

Their Day Centres can be a lifeline to older people. Some people come for the social aspect and activities. Some come for a break from caring responsibilities at home. Some are dealing with relationship breakdowns or bereavement. They are invaluable, fun places where older people leave their troubles at the door and enjoy each other’s company over a hot meal.’

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Age NI Skianos Day Centre is a social centre servicing those older people who live in the BT4 BT5 area of Belfast. The Day centre caters for over 100 older people per week. Each day there are two groups, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Both groups are given a hot meal, for some, this may be the only hot meal they have on that day. They offer social activities such as bingo, karoke (very popular!), pool, Botcha and arts and crafts. 

They would love a group to come in and take part part in some Karoke and other social activities. Age NI would like to deliver in return, a hot meal, fun and plenty of entertainment!