I am delighted to have Falmouth Age UK as my Mayoral Charity. After visiting the centre I have learnt that Falmouth Age UK certainly gives so much valuable care and assistance to our community. It currently supports 93 people over 5 days, some visit all week others just one or two days. The day centre supports people in and around the Falmouth area with day care, transport and social activities. They have qualified care staff who can assist people that need support and those who are independent can come and enjoy a day with activities and socialise with others.
The day centre is based at the top of Killigrew street and has the support of changing lives coordinators who work all over Cornwall to offer support, advice and assist people to be independent in their own homes. The centre also has a range of activities from music to movement, arm chair exercises, dance, art classes, quizzes, bingo, church services and much more. They pick people up from their homes and offer a home cooked lunch and refreshments.
Falmouth Age UK are not part of Age UK England nor are they part of Falmouth Age Concern’s befriending scheme which operates in one of the offices upstairs ,they are an independent local run charity and all of their constant hard work in raising funds which are then used for their activities, trips and equipment. They are currently designing a new games room which I very much hope to assist with and see completed during my time in office.
Councillor John Body