Our friendly and welcoming BeSocial Club provides person-centred care and support, while promoting independence.
The Centre is a special place where members meet during the day to socialise in the company of friends in a safe and inclusive environment that supports the needs of each person. We encourage our members to make their own choices and support them in making those decisions.
The dedicated team is professionally qualified and trained and is helped by caring and kind volunteers.
We’re proud to offer a vital service to those who may feel socially isolated, live with conditions including memory loss, or are frail, elderly and less able to get around. It's an accepted fact that socialising, re-kindling old friendships, making new ones, and taking part in recreational activities can prove a real boost to the quality of life of older people - and our lovely members are living proof of that.
BeSocial@theCentre provides a variety of both stimulating and fun activities that change weekly. We have guest visitors, go on outings, take part in national celebrations and stage themed activities around national events. We hold regular sessions of gentle exercise, craft work, board and card games, music and singing and in the summer we organise trip - by boat, train and coach. We even have our own patio and small garden area where members enjoy those sunny summer days.
Each day members are served a hot, two-course lunch and are encouraged to drink regular refreshments throughout the day, keeping them well-hydrated.
BeSocial@theCentre also offers respite for families and carers who can relax in the knowledge that their loved one is having a day out in safe surroundings and is being well looked after.
FIVE STARS FOR FOOD HYGIENE
We've been given a top, five star rating by the Food Standards Agency for hygiene levels in our Centre kitchen.
The 'very good' rating came after a spot check by a Food Inspector who called at the Centre without warning.
Staff and volunteers run the kitchen using it to serve hot lunches and regular refreshments throughout the day.
The rating is is a snapshot of the food hygiene standards found at the time of the inspection and cover such areas as; handling of food; food storage; food perparation; cleanliness of facilities and how food safety is managed.
Geoff Onions, Centre Management Committee Chairman, said: "We are very proud of this award and I'd like to congratulate our staff and dedicated kitchen volunteers who not only do a superb job, but also maintain superb hygiene standards. This shows everyone's dedication to the Centre and reflects the excellent standards to which we aspire throughout the Centre. Well done and thank you everyone."
NEW DANCE WITH PARKINSON'S CLASSES
Our talented Dance with Parkinson's Lead Sarah Hartley, is now running four Dance with Parkinson's classes.
There are new classes in Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and the North Cotswolds. Please look at our timetable or call the Centre to find out more.