The Young at Heart Club works to benefit older people by offering a friendly social club in their local towns. Three separate day-time sessions are run at venues in Tiverton and Burlescombe, and around 40 people benefit from these each week. Transport is provided by volunteers and there is a range of activities (such as bowls, computer sessions and quizzes) during the day, plus a nutritious two-course lunch.
A grant of £4,000 has been awarded to the Club at the Foundation’s October 2017 Trustee meeting. The funding will contribute towards the costs of renting community halls in the two towns where the sessions take place. Overall, the Group’s aims over the coming year are to continue to reduce isolation and loneliness, and improve the health and wellbeing of people attending.