Vintage Bus Ride courtesy of the East of England Co-op.

To coincide with Dementia Awareness week, the East of England Co-op organised a vintage bus trip for people living with dementia and their carers and some of our Friday Friends customers & carers were lucky enough to go. The red double decker bus was loaned and driven by volunteers at the Ipswich Transport Museum.  We … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

New Mayor opens “Friday Friends” Dementia Cafe in Ipswich On Friday 19 May, the new Mayor, Sarah Barber, in her first official capacity as Mayor of Ipswich, officially launched a Dementia friendly cafe at the Whitehouse Baptist Church called “Friday Friends”. The cafe has been set up in partnership between the North West Ipswich Big … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

Paper Planes

If you thought Friday Friends was just about the gorgeous lunches you’d be mistaken. The main activity last week was making and designing your own paper aeroplane and then we had a competition to see whose flew the furthest.  Pete and Albert won causing much laughter and enjoyment for all. The first photo shows all the volunteers and … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

Are you new to our page? Do you know what NWI BLT is actually all about? Simply put, the Big Lottery Fund has provided 150 specially selected areas in the country to have some funding and to be totally responsible for how it is spent. All 150 called Big Local Trust. Ours covers Whitton, Whitehouse … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

Your Health Matters-a guide to wellbeing for children and youth. Wellbeing means more than just being happy, it means feeling able to cope with the challenges life throws at us. If you are unhappy or facing a difficult situation, talk to someone you trust-this could be a parent, friend, teacher or even your GP for … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

Friday Friends

Friday Friends lunchtime club is off to a flying start! If you know anyone who may be interested in trying out our new sessions for local seniors please take a look and find out more, we look forward to hearing from you.                             … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

Drumming Taster Session

Do you have a passion for drumming or would like to learn more about it? Then this is for you… Youth Action group Diversity 2 Unity (D2U) are hosting a drumming taster session in response to young people from the community showing a keen interest! The event is being held on 12th May from 7pm until 9pm … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

Keep On Rockin!

Keep On Rockin goes from strength to strength. Keep on Rockin members and Music Facilitator Trish Bessell have been rehearsing songs to go on their next CD. Funded by the NWI BLT, Keep on Rocking will be recording a CD to help to raise awareness about the group and the work of ActivLives. They say that a … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

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