Services / Adult Health & Wellbeing

What's On in Poynton for older people

Adult Health & Wellbeing / Poynton Town Council Services

Time Out Café, Poynton Easy Access Scheme (PEAS), Friday Morning Shoppers Bus, Wednesday Lunch Club, Be Steady Be Safe, Poynton Community Transport Scheme and Civic Hall Room Hire. More details below.

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Welcome to the Poynton Town Council website. Here you can find all about the council, the latest community news, meeting minutes and publications as well as youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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Welcome to the Poynton Town Council website. Here you can find all about the council, the latest community news, meeting minutes and publications as well as youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

Homepage

Welcome to the Poynton Town Council website. Here you can find all about the council, the latest community news, meeting minutes and publications as well as youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

Homepage

Welcome to the Poynton Town Council website. Here you can find all about the council, the latest community news, meeting minutes and publications as well as youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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Adult Health and Wellbeing and Town Council Services

 
NB You can view or download the information of all the activities in our latest 'What's On for Older People' guide by clicking here (PDF).
 
Please contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator, if you would like to find out more on 01625 872238.

 

Community Grants

Poynton Town Council has a small annual budget allocation for community grants, and a number of awards are made each year to support community events and Poynton-based voluntary organisations or societies. For further information, please contact the Town Clerk on liz.osborn@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or 01625 872238.

The Cheshire East website has general information on Community Grants for voluntary and community groups.

 

Weekly Activities for those with Memory Difficulties

There is a wide range of groups and activities in Poynton and neighbouring towns, which are specifically organised for those people who have memory problems. They include:

  • The Golden Memory Groups, In Together and Living Well, which are interactive groups with singing, games, light exercise and crafts with time for carers to have a chat.
  • Alzheimer’s Cafés with discussion/support groups and sometimes quiet table-top games.
  • Time Out Café, which is for all the elderly in Poynton, and offers tea, cake, dominoes, bingo, adult colouring or just a chat. More details below.
  • P and J Social, which welcomes people with Parkinson’s, where carers have some “Me Time” whilst their loved ones socialise with dedicated Pals. Refreshments provided with voluntary contributions.

A full list of these weekly activities and several more can viewed and downloaded to keep or print here.

 

Be Steady Be Safe - Falls Prevention Programme

Mon 9.45am - 10.45am and 11.00am - 12.00pm

Be Steady Be Safe is a FREE 24 week programme consisting of balance retraining exercise classes, prescribed home exercise and education on reducing falls risk factors.

Be Steady Be Safe Falls Prevention Programme image

To access the programme you must be a: Cheshire East Resident and aged 65 years or over.

Have one or more of the following:

  • Fallen in the past 12 months
  • Poor balance and strength
  • Osteoporosis

If you are eligible, telephone 01625 383943 or email EBHealthy@everybody.org.uk. Website: www.everybody.org.uk

Note: You can view, download or print a Be Steady Be Safe Leaflet by clicking here.

 

Citizens Advice Bureau (C.A.B.) - Civic Hall

Citizens Advice logo 100x100pixelsC.A.B. can help sort out financial, legal and other problems by offering free, confidential, impartial and independent information and advice on a wide range of subjects to anyone regardless of age, race, religion, gender, disability or sexuality.

They hold sessions at the Civic Hall at the following times:

Drop-ins:
Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Thursday 11.00am to 12.30pm

By appointment:
Thursday 9:30am and 10.15am (Call 01625-872238 to book)

 

Time Out Café

Join us for a cup of tea, coffee and a cake. Play dominoes, enjoy a game of bingo, do adult colouring, or sit and have a chat and put the world to rights! Come along on your own or with a friend. Meet our local Police Community Support Officers who often drop in.

Time Out Cafe Poynton Town Council image of teacups and watch

The group meets every Friday 2pm - 4pm at the Civic Hall. A £1 donation would be gratefully received.

Note: You can view, download or print a Time Out Café Information Leaflet by clicking here.

 

Wednesday Lunch Club

A weekly group for older people who are physically frail and/or have some memory problems takes place at Poynton Civic Hall. The group meets from 10am to 2pm and provides a caring and stimulating environment for up to ten people. Experienced and trained volunteers organise games and activities, singing and light exercise. A hot lunch is also provided.

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This new initiative is managed by Poynton Town Council in partnership with Age UK Cheshire East and costs £20 per week. Transport can be arranged at a small additional cost.

Note: You can view, download or print a Wednesday Lunch Club Information Leaflet by clicking here.

Please contact Sharon Duke, Communities Co-ordinator, if you would like to find out more on 01625 872238.

 

Poynton Easy Access Scheme (P.E.A.S.)

Poynton Easy Access Scheme Mobility Scooter Instruction at Poynton Civic Hall

PEAS was set up through a grant made available from Cheshire East Council, and has a range of mobility scooters and wheelchairs for hire. These are based at the Civic Hall and are available for morning, afternoon, day, overnight or longer periods of hire.

For more information please contact reception@poyntontowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01625 872238.

We can offer a short lesson in how to use the scooters in the safety of the Civic Hall and then, if you want, go out with you along Park Lane to give you experience on the street.

If you are thinking of buying one, then this is a good chance to find out if you like them. Ring Sharon Duke on 01625 872238 or call in at the Civic Hall.

Note: You can view, download or print a P.E.AS. Information Leaflet by clicking here.

 

Civic Hall Room Hire

If you are looking for a venue for a meeting, somewhere to host an activity, party of function then the Town Council has a range of rooms of varying sizes to hire. More details on our room hire page and you can also view, download or print a Civic Hall Room and Facilities Leaflet by clicking here (PDF).


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