Live at Home has been awarded £5,000 from Northamptonshire Community Foundation through the Surviving Winter Fund.
Live at Home provides a varied programme of outings, health, social, fitness and exercise activities for older people.
The organisation delivers two lunch clubs and two fitness classes per week, as well as two craft sessions and a games group every month.
Funding from the Foundation has enabled the lunch club to continue throughout the winter months, tackling the real issue of reducing social isolation within older people. Funding has also supported two Christmas parties and a New Year’s get together.
Speaking of the support of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, Live at Home Scheme Manager, Colin Grundy, said: “Northamptonshire Community Foundation has enabled us to run two weekly lunch clubs over the winter months, including two Christmas parties and our New Year’s party. It’s so important for older people to get out and socialise, especially in the winter when days can drag. Our Monday and Wednesday lunch clubs are a chance for people to chat and provide a good work out for the brain with a weekly quiz – not to mention a hot meal. Northamptonshire Community Foundation has been a great support to the Live at Home scheme in Northampton and has also enabled us to provide subsidised transport to get people out of their homes come rain or shine.”