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January 31, 2023

Update: February 2023

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Communications Officer

Here is a brief selection of our recent work, and what we expect to be doing next month.

In January, among other activities, we have…

In February 2023, we expect to…

  • run a six week Senior Spin course at John Smeaton Leisure Centre, enabling older adults to maintain their exercise levels in a warm, safe environment whilst building up their confidence in riding a bicycle. (Part of Travel Connections)
  • begin delivery of BOSS (Be Online and Stay Safe)
  • run training for staff and volunteers on Social isolation and loneliness, and reducing the barriers to engagement – sharing the learning from Time to Shine
  • share more Time to Shine learning through blogs about Person-centred learning and the importance of providing opportunities to make friendships during activities.
  • review all Enhance delivery partners in readiness for year 2 and revise the programme outcomes
  • hold a conference for key stakeholders of Enhance, focusing on the learning so far.
  • work with our evaluator to gather evidence about how well Enhance worked, to produce a report which will help us to plan year two
  • work with the Age Friendly Steering Group to install their case on Age Activism as part of the Overlooked Exhibition and attend the private launch (Thursday 9 February).
  • host our 3rd ‘in person’ Age Friendly Ambassador Networking event (Leeds City Museum, 28 February, 11.00-2.30) including organisational stalls, followed by a public Dementia Friends session (1.00-2.00 – book your place.) Email for more info.

Rob Cook
Communications Officer