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Friday, September 20th, 2019

Celebrating Older People’s Day with a LifeTime of experiences

Here at LifeTime EVERY day is an older people day! And we love it that way. In the year that is celebrating the 50th anniversary year of man landing on the moon and 50 years of New Town here in Warrington, we are celebrating the fabness of being 50+. We would be especially over the [...]

Monday, June 17th, 2019

LifeTime is helping to combat loneliness for people aged 50 and over

With 40,000 ‘older’ people in Warrington, LifeTime has been playing a vital role in combating loneliness since we opened our doors in 2013. This week is Loneliness Awareness Week (June 17-23rd) and Age UK has warned the blight of loneliness in the over 50s is set to soar to over 2 million across the nation [...]

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Residents enjoyed the nation’s favourite meal together – to help improve wellbeing

Warrington Housing Association residents know where to go to make friends when the chips are down. Warrington Housing Association neighbours from Lyon Court, St John’s Court and Lowry Close tucked into the nation’s favourite meal, fresh from the paper ahead of National Fish and Chip Day on Friday, June 7. The team from LifeTime and [...]

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Make May Purple: Getting Warrington talking about strokes

As part of Make May Purple, we challenged our WHA apprentices Amy and Charlotte to learn about strokes: the risk factors, what types of strokes you can have and how a resulting communication difficulty can affect someone’s life. To find out more, they visited The Stroke Association’s communication group at the Centre for Independent Living. [...]

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

33 years of Bowling comes to LifeTime

Here at LifeTime we would like to welcome our new Crown Green Bowling volunteer tutor John Edwards. John has been a keen bowler for over 33 years playing in the Widnes & District, Widnes Pensioner’s league and the St Helens 1st division. John recently retired from the probation service after 22 years, he is married [...]

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Life Time activities make the top ten hit list for helping people to boost their mood

The activities that Life Time hold make the top ten hit list for helping people boost their mood; from dancing and drawing, to singing and painting. According to new research involving almost 50,000 people, the top ten list of most popular creative pastimes, are dancing, singing, art, gardening, reading, playing a musical instrument, cookery, crafts, [...]

Friday, April 26th, 2019

LifeTime members get their dancing shoes on for International Day of Dance

  Meet the couple that is getting Warrington on its feet and on the dancefloor. Jan Henshaw and Allan Gregory met 14 years ago through their mutual love of dancing. Allan, a delivery driver, had moved back to the area after serving in the Navy and started dancing as a way of meeting new people. [...]

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Class Review

Its brilliant to have so many members joining in classes keeping fit and connected with LifeTime. We welcome over 650 members each month thanks to volunteers who support our work. As we start the new financial year we are excited about some new classes that have been added to our Timetable which have been suggested [...]

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

LifeTime members took part in an activi-tea ahead of National Tea Day. Why not give it a chai?

PHOTO: Some of the LifeTime members and volunteers enjoying the mystery teas at a tasting morning for National Tea Day It was time to put the kettle on and have a few brews with our LifeTime members for a tea tasting morning ahead of National Tea Day on Sunday, April 21. We brewed up a selection [...]

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Introduction to sewing-Starting Wednesday 17th April

Want to learn how to sew or want to improve your sewing skills then this is the class for you. Things you make will include: Hexagon Quilt Dolls Clothes Napkins Pin Cushions Embroidery Gift Bags Tote Bags Cross Stitch Table Mats Cushion Covers Pillow Case plus many more… Wednesdays Starting 17th April 1-3pm (Every Other [...]

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Talking Finances for National Conversation Week

It’s National Conversation Week, and this year is all about talking finances so our Money Advice Officer – Steven – has put together some top tips to help you make the most of your money. Write a budget Planning a budget might seem boring to some and overwhelming to others, but knowing how much money [...]

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Cake Club launches in LifeTime in March

Do you like to: talk about cake, bake cake or EAT cake? Then this is the club for you. There are no rules to cake club, you don’t even have to bake a cake in order to come. Just simply come along have fun and meet other people through their love of cake, share ideas [...]

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Chinese New Year

Why not join us to Celebrate Chinese New Year on Tuesday 5th February 2019 arrival from 12.15pm at LifeTime, £5 per person includes a Chinese Meal and Quiz. This year marks the Year of the Pig, which is the 12th of all zodiac animals. According to a myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would [...]

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Our LifeTime choir helps with a romantic Christmas proposal – and she said yes!

  PHOTO: Jon and Nicola at the proposal A romantic man enlisted the help of our LifeTime choir to take part in a flashmob Christmas proposal – and she said yes! Jon Stoll, decided he wanted to propose to his girlfriend of two years – Nicola Richards – with the assistance of our popular LifeTime [...]

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

LifeTime says a farewell to Occupational Therapy students

LifeTime would like to say a big thank you and farewell to Mike and Claire – third year Occupational Therapy students from the University of Salford – who have just finished a six-week placement with us. We wish them all the best for the future in their studies and their careers. Here they talk to [...]

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

The Gateway, the heart of Warrington

                    Here at LifeTime we are proud to be a part of a team of organisations that put the people of Warrington at the heart of the work that we do. As a group of organisations, we have put together a social impact report, to show [...]

Friday, October 5th, 2018

World Smile Day

  Today we celebrate #WorldSmileDay – where we shine a spotlight on those people that make us smile and perform kind acts. One person who brought lots of smiles to LifeTime was 15-year-old Oliver Flexen – who came in to volunteer as part of his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Here Oliver, who attends Tower College, [...]

Monday, September 24th, 2018

LifeTime celebrates older people’s celebration day

Come along and join in the fun to celebrate older peoples celebration day! To book your place please contact LifeTime: Tel: 01925 246824, mail@lifetimegateway.org.uk   [...]

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Our LifeTime centre celebrates putting on more than 7,000 activities for older people in Warrington on its fifth birthday

Front: L-R LifeTime member and volunteer Mary Tyrrell with Gerry Kiddle, director of LifeTime More than 7,000 activities and events have taken place at our LifeTime centre over the last five years to help improve the lives of older people in Warrington. Staff, volunteers, health professionals and members of LifeTime, based at The Gateway, held a fifth birthday [...]

Friday, September 21st, 2018

LifeTime will be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning

LifeTime will be holding a coffee morning with all proceeds made going to Macmillan Cancer Support.   [...]

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Friday Friends Fish & Chips

Want to make friends whilst having fun, why not come along to our Friday Friends Fish & Chips with the option to play bingo. [...]

Monday, September 10th, 2018

LifeTime’s new Timetable

LifeTime’s new timetable is now available with lots of new activities to join in with. CLICK HERELifeTime_Calendar_A4_Portrait_2019_09_01_19 to download your copy. [...]

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Happy Friendship Day

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: June, Maureen, Joan and Chris. You got a friend in me To mark International Friendship Day, four pals June Murphy, Maureen Foster, Joan Vardy and Chris Somerset, who met while enjoying LifeTime activities talked to us about their lives and share the secret to a good friendship. The fab foursome come [...]

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Alzheimer’s Cupcake Day

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

A day in the life of a steam engine fireman – Brian Mahoney

 PHOTO BELOW: Brian with other firemen and friends from the transport group – Tommy Verdon and Peter Knight.   To mark the end of Local and Community History Month – we spoke to one of our LifeTime members – Brain Mahoney – who regularly meets at the centre with old work pals from his days [...]

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Privacy Policy

We value your privacy and want you to be clear about the data we collect and store, how we use this and the rights you have to control that information. We have updated our Privacy Policy to reflect the changes introduced by the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which comes into force from 25 [...]

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

LifeTime is getting chatty to help combat loneliness for people in Warrington

LifeTime has joined the new national Chatty Café Scheme to help combat loneliness for people in Warrington. We have dedicated tables marked ‘This is a chatter and natter table’ set up on a Tuesday and Thursday between 10.30am and 12.30pm in the café area, where people can sit if they want to actively encourage someone [...]

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

New exercise class- Get up and Go

Would you like to IMPROVE YOUR STRENGTH & MOBILITY in 2018? why not try our Free… Get Up and go! programme Six week programme Varying exercises completed in a circuit (standing and/or chair based) at your own pace Helps you to become stronger and more active for daily living Delivered by a specialist trainer Adapted [...]

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

LifeTime Cafe Community Choir moves to the Pryamid Centre

As of Wednesday 1st November the choir moved into the Studio at The Pyramid Centre to allow for more space in order for the choir to grow. So why not come along and bring your friends too!  Every Wednesday 12.00-1.30pm £3.50 At The Pyramid Centre, Palmyra Square South, Cultural Quarter, Warrington WA1 1BL For more [...]

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Volunteer Vaccancies

We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available, covering a range of hours. Please contatct the LifeTime team for more information. Tel:01925 246824 Email: mail@lifetimegateway.org.uk [...]

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

The new LifeTime Officer

Andrea Rees is the new LifeTime Officer, who started on Monday 18th September following Val Walsh’s retirement. She is based in the LifeTime centre, so if you are in the town centre please pop in and introduce yourself to Andrea. [...]

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

LifeTime’s Party in the Park

There is still time to book your place for this event. The afternoon includes music from a local DJ, Raffle and Food/Refreshments. Thursday 13th July 1pm to 4pm £5 per person By special request transport is now available absolutely FREE for those who require it. Coach leaves Golden Gates- 12.30pm Coach Leaves Walton Hall Gardens- 4.00pm [...]

Monday, May 15th, 2017

LifeTime unites for Dementia Awareness 2017

LifeTime will be holding some events in order to mark Dementia Awareness Week 2017 this will include: LifeTime will be working with Alzheimer’s Society and Carers Trust Cheshire and Warrington to mark Dementia Awareness Week 2017 Tuesday 16th May 2017 10.30am : Coffee Morning at Life Time with a variety of fun activities LifeTime, 101 Sankey [...]

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Help us raise funds at Sainsbury’s Church Street store

Come along and see us at Sainsbury’s on Saturday 13th May where our dedicated volunteers will be on hand to pack your shopping bags.  Sainsbury’s and shoppers have voted LifeTime as their charity of the year and monies raised will help to bring opportunities for older people in Warrington to keep active, healthy and connected with [...]

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

LifeTime is attending the Count me in Volunteering Festival 2017

We’ll be at #countmein #volunteering festival this year! If your interested in volunteering, why not come along and see us. https://www.warringtonva.org.uk/count-me-volunteering-fest-2017-0 [...]

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Exercise in later life “keeps the mind sharp”

Widely reported today is the benefits of going moderate exercise several times a week. “Thinking and memory skills were most improved when people exercised the heart and muscles on a regular basis”.  Taking up exercise at any age is work it and can reduce the risk of a number of diseases including diabetes, some cancers [...]

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

LifeTime receives money raised by Lymm Rotary Club & Sainsbury’s

LifeTime have been awarded a very generous donation thanks to Sainsbury’s and Lymm Rotary Club. Every December the Santa float goes into the community and greets shoppers at Sainsbury’s. Lymm Rotary Club have been generous in their support of local charities for many years and LifeTime is very grateful to benefit from their generosity with [...]

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

LifeTime Cafe Community Choir

Our latest success at LifeTime is the new Community Choir led by Marc Jenyon. The group gathered for their first session together on 1st March and it was a real feel good experience as they raised their voices together to create a great sound. Marc is a professional musician and choir master, leading the group [...]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

New Year resolution? Get fit, have fun.

The most popular New Year resolution is to get fitter and stay healthy.  At LifeTime we can help  to fulfill that resolution with a range of really popular classes for you to try whether you want to try something new or get back to exercising again. Belly Dance is a popular new class that’s sure to improve [...]

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Shake off those Winter Blues and join us for our monthly quiz

 KICK START THE NEW YEAR  AND GET YOUR THINKING CAPS ON AT OUR MONTHLY QUIZ. JOIN US ON FRIDAY 13TH JANUARY 2017  1.30 – 3.30 PM EVERYONE WELCOME   TEAMS OF 4 OR 6 PEOPLE COST £1.20 PER PERSON REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED [...]

Friday, December 9th, 2016

LifeTime achieves Volunteering Pledge Standard

LifeTime are very pleased to have their work with volunteers recognised with the award of the Volunteering Pledge today. The work to achieve this award has been completed over recent months with volunteers, board members and staff all working with the local Warrington Voluntary Action team. This award demonstrates that LifeTime provides the highest level [...]

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Support on hand for former carers

If you are a former carer or you  have a relative who has moved into full time care this new monthly social group may be what you’re looking for.  Join us in a warm and friendly environment for an afternoon of light conversation, friendship and support and meet new people in a similar situation….. or just [...]

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

LifeTime Memory Cafe

Support is on hand for carers and people with dementia or memory problems at the LifeTime hub on Sankey Street.   Come along to this new monthly social group and enjoy an afternoon of activities such as card games, dominoes, adult colouring or just drop in for a chat and a cup of tea.  The group runs [...]

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

You have to be in it to win it

One lucky member was the winner of our Annual Survey prize draw and walked away with £50 of shopping vouchers.  Thanks to all who took part and returned their survey, it does help us to provide a better service for older people in Warrington.  We may be carrying out further surveys throughout the year, please complete and return yours [...]

Friday, August 19th, 2016

The Event of a LifeTime

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Dance the afternoon away

Whether you’re new to dance or want to brush up on your moves you can join Jan on the dance floor at Hood Manor Community Centre for our fortnightly social.  Book in advance and enjoy a light lunch served at 12.30pm, beginners 1.00pm and then dance the afternoon away until 3.30pm . Members are loving this social event [...]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Sainsbury’s shoppers vote LifeTime

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Thursday, June 16th, 2016

LifeTime Warrington Business Awards Finalists

LifeTime made it as finalists for Community Initiative at the Warrington Business Awards held on Friday 10th June.  Volunteers and staff turned out in style to enjoy the ‘sparkling’ event held at Lymm Rugby Club.  Sadly not the winners but a good time was had and all agreed that to reach the final stage at this prestigious event is [...]

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Dementia Awareness Week

                                              It’s Dementia Awareness Week and LifeTime are supporting this important event in style. There’s music from the Monday Music Group and the dance class are gliding round the floor and there are lots of members enjoying [...]

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Hear to Meet at LifeTime expands

Following the successful launch of our monthly  ‘Hear to Meet’ group held  in LifeTime on a Tuesday morning we are pleased to announce that the group will also meet monthly on a Thursday afternoon.  This sociable group gives members with hearing loss the opportunity to support each other by meeting up over a cuppa, practice lipreading, [...]

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

LifeTime Support for Dementia Awareness

We are having a ‘fun’ coffee morning event from 10.30 am on Tuesday, 17th May to raise awareness during Dementia Awareness Week (15th-21st May 2016).  Join us and sing along to live music from members of our LifeTime music group, try your hand at our Memorabilia Quiz, Bottle and Chocolate Raffle or LifeTime Lucky Dip.   For a mid morning treat, choose [...]

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Members tell us that getting out is top on their list

Trips are a great way for members to get to places they normally wouldn’t be able to go and going with a friendly group is a real bonus.   A sociably group of LifeTime friends travelled to the popular Ryecroft Hall in March and enjoyed a great day of food, music and entertainment with a St Patricks [...]

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Can you spare a couple of hours each week to join the LifeTime team?

For some of us living alone can be quite a lonely life and can lead to becoming socially isolated.  At LifeTime we are here to help and support those in need of a listening ear or who find it difficult to get out of their homes. Our friendship and support service offers a regular phone [...]

Monday, March 7th, 2016

A taste of the Movies in Thelwall

If you enjoy a good movie why not relax with friends in a warm and welcoming environment at All Saints Church.  Next showing on Friday 8th April 2016 at 1.30pm with tea and biscuits during the interval.  Bring your own popcorn.  For more details on the film please contact LifeTime on 01925 246824. [...]

Monday, March 7th, 2016

LifeTime launches in Hood Manor

  The month of March will see the start of new LifeTime events at Hood Manor Community Centre.  Every Thursday afternoon members will have the opportunity to join in a range of popular activities such as tea dances, lunch clubs, film shows and Bingo.  The first of the tea dances is scheduled for Thursday 10th March at 1.30 [...]

Monday, March 7th, 2016

A taste of activity in Thelwall

The older residents of Thelwall show us they ‘re keen to keep active and healthy.  Over 20 people entered into the spirit at our new chair based exercise class held at All Saints Church on Monday afternoon.   Julie, our instructor, says that both men and women of all abilities joined this lively and fun group [...]

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

LifeTime members say yes to great British favourites

It was a full house with over 50 members showing their support for two great British favourites at our monthly fish and chip lunch, supplied by the award winning Papas.   The day ended with a game of the ever-popular Bingo.  The next lunch is scheduled for Friday 18th March 2016 so book early to avoid disappointment. [...]

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Dancing comes to town

Members take to the dance floor at our Come Dance With Us sessions and say it is a great way to keep fit, have fun and make new friends into the bargain.  Jan, our dance instructor is now running tea dances at Penketh, Croft and our Town Centre hub with a new class due to start this month in Hood [...]

Friday, February 26th, 2016

LifeTime Talks

We are holding a series of talks around housing  for older people to inform and dispel some myths. There will be a member of the Healthy Homes Team on hand to talk on Warrington Healthy Homes on Friday 26th February.  This is a local service benefitting anyone over 60.  The service supports people aged over 60 and [...]

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Members crochet for charity

LifeTime crochet group members raised £290 in aid of The Royal British Legion poppy appeal by selling their beautiful handmade poppies. The crochet group meet every Monday at our central hub.  Why not come along and bring out your own creative flair. [...]

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

New things “springing” up on the LifeTime programme

  There are new things happening this spring in LifeTime, we hope there is something for you to enjoy. We held our first Fish and Chip lunch in January followed by Bingo and it was such a great success that it will now be a regular feature on our programme. A Friday Music group when members [...]

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Members raise funds for local charities

   LifeTime members have joined forces to raise money for local charities and had some fun into the bargain.  The LifeTime hub hosted a lively coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support and raised £270 through donations for coffee and cake.  Local charity Playability also benefitted from £507 raised through a Christmas Craft Fayre with [...]

Friday, April 25th, 2014

LifeTime Comes To Life

The doors to our NEW LifeTime centre on Sankey Street opened on August 1st. Since then we have seen a phenomenal growth in membership with just under 500 members over the age of 50. Our current timetable is expanding quickly and we now have more than 17 activities a week! Why not pop in and [...]

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Love Lasts A LifeTime

Love was in the air at LifeTime on Friday when they hosted their first Valentine Tea Party. Over 40 people enjoyed tea and cake, quizzes and fun at LifeTime at the Gateway on Sankey Street – there was even a comedian! Volunteers really got into the valentine theme, they made aprons for guests and staff [...]

Friday, April 25th, 2014

LifeTime Welcomes Its Newest Member!

LifeTime’s volunteers welcomed their newest member on Friday when Warrington South MP David Mowatt popped in to find out all about this exciting new project. David spent some time chatting to volunteers and staff and finding out about the centre which is dedicated to older people. Volunteers Janice, Michael, Margaret and Bernard were on hand [...]

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Could you be a LifeTime Partner?

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 [...]

 
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