A successful network for older people in the Warrington area is expanding the wide range of social, educational and information services it offers its members by recruiting new partners.
The LifeTime Network was launched in June with the intention of uniting Warrington’s over-fifties in a fun, informative and supportive community which has easy access to a wide range of learning, social and health support services. Already, there are more than 600 members enjoying dozens of different activities – including Yoga, Zumba, reading groups, craft activities, music lessons – and lots more.
Now they say it’s time to add to the list of special partners who have been chosen to work with the LifeTime team – and they are asking people or businesses in the town to contact them if they would like to set up and run a class, group or activity.
Said Val Walsh, who operates from the LifeTime Centre in Sankey Street where many of the activities are based: “We asked all of our members what their hobbies are and what they would like from LifeTime and the results are so varied – from cruise holidays to Morris dancing and carpentry to floristry!
“That’s why we want to meet with individuals and businesses who have ideas for classes or activities that older people would find interesting or useful. The focus of LifeTime is enjoying and making the most of being an older person in Warrington and we know that there are hundreds of companies, organisations and individuals who could help with this.
As well as social or learning partners, shops or companies offering services which would be of interest to older people would be welcomed – as well as other groups or health agencies who feel that the LifeTime network could benefit from their becoming a partner.
Added Val: “The network is widening to provide services and activities across the town at other venues so it isn’t always essential that this takes place in the town centre. Similarly, if someone already organises activities and events for older people in their locality, we would be happy to promote this to our members. It’s all about putting them in touch with the many things that are being offered in the communities they live in – and creating more for them to enjoy.”
For more information about becoming a LifeTime partner, please call or email Val in the first instance on: 01925 246824, email on firstname.lastname@example.org