World Jungle is hosting another free community event this May at the Chantry Centre in Dursley, as part of a Gloucestershire County Council supported initiative focused around promoting health and wellbeing for older people in the local area and combating issues of loneliness and isolation.
Taking place on Thursday 21st May from 1pm-3pm, the event will include a mixture of free activity taster sessions, refreshments and entertainment including a 1940’s performance by popular singing group, ‘The Goodnight Sweethearts’. As part of the event, there will also be plenty going on in the Lister Bar organised by Fair Shares; with pub games, a Lister’s memorabilia display and a chance to share your memories about working life in Dursley.
Many organisations who provide support and services locally to the over 50’s demographic group will also be on hand with information stands and advice. The event will also be used to promote a new online Directory produced by World Jungle as part of this project, listing local groups, clubs and weekly activities, together with details of support organisations focussed on supporting the over 50’s.
Ben Ward, Director of World Jungle explains:
“The ‘Full of Life’ project is all about helping to combat issues of loneliness and isolation, and helping people to feel healthier and more independent. We hope that this event will encourage people to try new activities and be able to learn about some of the wonderful groups that already exist in our local community, together with the support organisations that are also available.”
The funding for this project was made available under Gloucestershire County Council’s ‘Active Together’ stream, Gloucestershire Police & Crime Commissioner and the People’s Health Trust. The underlying aim of the project is to help provide a coordinated and preventative approach to improving the health and wellbeing of older people in the community, as well as developing a model of working which puts older people at the heart of creating their own solutions to their health needs.