We are planning a series of events every month of the year from presentations to various organisations, volunteer groups and charities along with monthly recruitment days for carers at our offices in Llanfaelog.
Specific details of dates and times can be found below:
27th September 2019 – Open House Recruitment Day – Llanfaelog Village Hall, Ty Croes
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE?
We are currently looking to recruit reliable and experienced Daily Carers in all areas of Anglesey.
£10 – £12 per hour. Come and meet us at Llanfaelog Village Hall, LL63 5SS, 10.30am – 12.00pm.
Call us on 01407 883060 to reserve your place or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
16th May– Open Day – Llanfaelog Village Hall, Ty Croes
‘Supporting the Elderly in the Community’
We are expecting the Village Hall to be full to the brim with groups of interesting people who can provide useful information which may help you. Come and join us from 10.30am to 3pm.
For more information and to register your interest please visit our Facebook events page here.
- Age Cymru
- The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Societies
- Cancer Research
- Macmillan Nurses Support Group
- Carers Outreach Service
- The Rotary Club
- WI (Women’s Institute)
- Royal Voluntary Service
- Financial Advice from SOLLA
22nd February– Age Cymru – Llangefni Town Hall, 10am
We are delighted to have been invited by ‘Age Cymru’ to make a presentations to the ‘Anglesey Forum for Older People’. It will take the form of a small explanation of the services we can offer, along with an opportunity for you to ask questions. I am keen to find out what people really need in respect of support and care on the Island. I am told that many people usually attend and am very much looking forward to meeting you all. Doors open at 10am.
25th February – The Rotary Club, Anglesey – Trearddur Bay Hotel, 6pm
We will be the ‘Guest Speakers’ at the at the Holyhead branch of the Rotary Club’s next meeting. This takes place at the Trearddur Bay Hotel at 6pm and will be a more detailed presentation about the state of Social Care and the problems we all face in providing support for our elderly relatives. As we are all aware people are living longer than ever before and most want to remain living in their own homes for as long as possible. The presentation is called ‘The Sandwich Generation – Time to Talk’. Full details can be found here.
Who are the ‘Sandwich Generation’?
It’s those of us whose parents are living longer than ever before and whose children are taking increasingly longer to fly the nest.
27th March – Women’s Institute at Rhosneigr Library
The local branch of the Women’s Institute meet every Wednesday at the Library in Rhosneigr between 2.30 – 4.30pm. This group is called ‘Aunt Mary’s Tea Party’ and they have agreed for me to make a similar presentation to them. As we have a house in Rhosneigr and stay there every other week, it will be nice to make the acquaintance of some more local people.
Recent reports in the press have highlighted, yet again, that the number of over 85 year olds needing round the clock care, is set to treble by 2035. Even worse, the number of people over 65 needing 24-hour care is set to rise by a third. This report warns the care system is now definitely at breaking point.
This rapidly expanding group will have more complex care needs that are unlikely to be met adequately by the social care system. For example, long term conditions such as arthritis and the rise in obesity, let alone the many other diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s.
All this is very worrying information, so it is essential to recruit more experienced and caring people to look after our elderly generation. We cannot help everybody, but we can make a difference to some people.
‘Charity of the Month’
As part of the parent company, Bunbury Care Agency’s 50thAnniversary, we launched a ‘Charity of the Month’ campaign last year, which has been very successful. I would now like to extend this to similar charities and organisations, who are involved is supporting the elderly in their own homes in Anglesey.
This is a Facebook scheme, which means for every ‘Like, Share or Comment’ on Facebook, we will donate £1 up to a maximum of £100.We hope Age Cymru will benefit in February, the Anglesey Rotary Club in March and the North Wales Alzheimer’s Society in in April.