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Morden Rotary - August 2017

Morden Rotary Club invited local fund-raiser Claire Nethersole to talk to us recently about the role of Age UK in our local community.

We learned that this national charity has over 150 branches in England, each one of which operates independently to meet the needs of the particular area they serve. Their general aim is to provide services and information to the over 50s age group, and to enable and support the quality of life for the growing number of our older generation.

Claire explained to us the particular kind of help on offer. These include "at home" visits, providing cleaning, cooking or handyman services, all done by the staff team employed by Age UK. Practical household work done regularly and reliably can be a major benefit for many older people. There is a charge for these services, but this is always competitive, and of course the quality is assured.

Social activities are another very important element provided. The Mitcham Activity Centre offers a programme of social gatherings and regular weekly clubs such as craft, yoga, scrabble, tea dances
and lots more.  This is run by a friendly support staff and volunteer team.

Also on offer is an "Out & About" programme organising walks, outings, theatre trips and coach trips. These take place locally, in London or further afield.

You can find out the full details of what Age UK Merton does locally on their website - 

The Elmwood Centre is at 277 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3NT, phone 020 8648 5792.

Morden Rotary was pleased to present Claire with a donation to a very worthwhile cause supporting older members of our local community.


Joss Ollett

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