There are so many elderly support groups in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. In this article, we examine some of them.
The Abbeyfield Society
This is an international, not-for-profits charity that provides support and accommodation for older people to alleviate loneliness and isolation in their communities. In their houses in Bristol and Keynsham, the elderly can rent an apartment and continue to live independently, while enjoying the reassurance of 24-hour support.
Age UK South Gloucestershire
Age UK South Gloucestershire is an independent local charity that has been working in the local community to help older people. Its dedicated staff and volunteers help deliver services and activities for older people in South Gloucestershire.
The UK U3A movement encourages groups of people in their third age to come together and continue their enjoyment of learning in their various subjects of interest. There is no minimum age, but the group focuses on older people no longer in full-time employment or raising a family. It has local groups in Thornbury, Yate and Chipping Sodbury, and Bristol.
This group offers weekly golden singing sessions for older people. The sessions aim to bring a fun and uplifting experience and limit loneliness in the older population. It gives these non-working but elderly people a reason to get out, be with others, laugh, sing, and make new friends.
Choices 4 U
This is a team that supports adults with learning difficulties to access community and leisure opportunities to give them some form of independence and control in the gym, swimming pool, and sports hall.
Bristol After Stroke
This is an independent charity that helps people recovering after a stroke. They work in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and the surrounding areas. A small friendly team of stroke coordinators, group organizers, counselors, and volunteers, provides information, practical support, friendship, and counseling in the months and years following a stroke.
Carer Support Centre (Bristol and South Gloucestershire)
This is a local charity that supports people in Bristol and South Gloucestershire who are carers for family and friends in one need or the other. They offer expert advice, emotional support, telephone counseling, and understanding. All services are free.
This charity-minded society advocates for change in dementia care. It helps fund research towards a cure for dementia while providing support to people currently living with dementia. It also organizes social activity groups for those living with dementia, as well as support carers for people living with dementia.
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