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Figures highlight staggering strength behind social support return

Figures highlight staggering strength behind social support return

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s (WiSE) has unveiled the staggering statistics behind the restoration of its best loved activities- helping to cut social isolation after almost two years of lockdowns and shielding. The figures include 900 coffees, 768 cups of tea and 432 scones served to 1,629 visitors to the charity’s popular WiSE Owl…

activities

Our Activities Activities Timetable For a full list of our activities, visit https://w-ise.org.uk/calendar/ Monthly activities list Click on the pdf to view our full activities list for January. If you would like to receive a printed copy of our activities schedule each month,please contact activities@w-ise.org.uk with your contact details. WiSE Owl Café Open every Tuesday,…

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ABOUT US Where We Work What We Do We offer services to improve the quality of life for over 60s in Wetherby and surrounding villages. We were founded in 2003 and are a registered charity organisation, part funded by Leeds City Council. Our services include: Our social activities include: Our Vision WiSE aims to enable…

Charity craft club creates boxes filled with time to help curb loneliness

Charity craft club creates boxes filled with time to help curb loneliness

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s crafty club has come up with an innovative way to curb loneliness- creating boxes filled with time. Visitors to the WiSE’s craft session have developed ‘gift of time’ boxes as a way of encouraging loved ones to spend valuable time with an older relative or friend. The ornately decorated…

Survey Form

Survey Form The Big WiSE Consultation – what do you want to see? Your chance to have your say on services for peoplein Wetherby and its surrounding villages What’s it all about? We’re proud of the part we play in supporting older people in Wetherby and its surrounding villages.During the pandemic, we stepped up to…

WiSE’s newest staff member launches volunteer plea

WiSE’s newest staff member launches volunteer plea

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s (WiSE) newest team member wants to supercharge its support for older people by boosting volunteer numbers and extending services to new areas. Catherine O’Rourke has launched her volunteering campaign after joining WiSE as its new volunteer coordinator. She hopes an increase in helpers in everything from befriending to transport…

WiSErcise

WiSErcise

WiSErcise is a new weekly exercise class, held every Tuesday between 10am-11am at Boston Spa Village Hall. The class will be similar to Chairobics, providing gentle exercise, and helping older people to interact in the community, reducing social isolation.  £3 including refreshments. Phone 01937 588994 and ask for Debbie for information about the event, or…

Craft & Chatter

Craft & Chatter

Craft & Chatter is a social group for people who love crafts. People are invited to bring along their current projects, or learn something completely new! Where – Boston Spa Village Hall – Meeting RoomWhen – Every Thursday at 10.30am-12.30pmPrice – £3 inc refreshments. For further information, contact Debbie on debbie@w-ise.org.uk / 01937 588994. Alternatively,…

WiSE’s volunteer plea as café strives to stay open during ‘pingdemic’

WiSE’s volunteer plea as café strives to stay open during ‘pingdemic’

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) is on the lookout for extra volunteers for the WiSE Owl Cafe as it strives to stay open amid a rise in staff isolating. WiSE reopened its flagship café last month- marking a welcome milestone in its pandemic recovery after a spirit sapping year for older people across…

WiSE unveils events line up ahead of covid restrictions removal

WiSE unveils events line up ahead of covid restrictions removal

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) has unveiled a glittering line up of glorious in-person events in one of the biggest signals yet that the worst of the pandemic is over. WiSE hopes the activities- which begin just days after all Covid-19 restrictions are removed in England- will give a new lease of life…

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