I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE
TO THE NEW APTON CENTRE, AGE CONCERN
Monday - Friday 10 am - 3.30 pm
Age Concern Bishop’s Stortford’s is a social centre open to people over the age of 55, we provide an opportunity for people to reconnect as part of an inclusive community.
A centre in which a joyful and fun environment helps to create and build strong relationships with people in our community, whilst accessing choice based activities, which supports health and well-being. If you would like to join us, have a chat or try a new activity please get in touch.
Call 01279 504748 or email
Our Services are changing to reflect the difficult unknown we now face as a direct result of COVID- 19.
Yet, we aim to support our community to make sure we can deliver the services now needed by the most vulnerable of our older community in Bishop's Stortford for the weeks and months ahead.
Ed started coming to us when he found he was getting less mobile and felt like he was becoming a bit cut-off socially. 'I love coming to the centre with stretchy and twiggy, i especially enjoy the yoga and getting together with others.'
'I really enjoy coming to the centre, it gives me a chance to socialise and take part in activities that keep me mobile.' Ray, lives with his son and has been coming to the centre following the move to the area for the social benefits, which also provides some respite for his son.
WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS AND WITHOUT THEM OUR SERVICES WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE.
IN OUR CURRENT CLIMATE WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP US DELIVER A VARIETY OF EXISTING AND NEW SERVICES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.
IF YOU HAVE SOME SPARE TIME ON YOUR HANDS AND WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER, EITHER AS A BEFRIENDER FROM HOME, A CLIENT DRIVER OR TO VISIT PEOPLE IN THEIR HOMES OR TO HELP WITH THE RUNNING OF THE CENTRE, PLEASE CONTACT US ON 01279 504748
OR EMAIL VOLUNTEER@OPERATIONCOMMUNITYBS.ORG
Diana, Shirley & Jane,
'Being a volunteer is the most fulfilling way to use my spare time, I love coming to the centre and spending time with such wonderful people, I get as much as I give really.'- Apton Volunteer
The new Apton Centre, has currently 40 regular and 10 temporary wonderful volunteers who collectively provided over 4700 voluntary hours of support to the Centre last year alone, without the help of all those who volunteer, we wouldn't be able to keep providing our services - that have such a positive impact on all who attend the centre.
The Apton Centre has some excellent spaces for hire and we are available for evening hire depending on your activities during the COVID Pandemic. With 1 large dynamic hall and two smaller rooms available for regular weekly bookings, events or meetings we have provided details on how many we can cater for in each room on our Hall Hire Page. The centre is situated just 1 minute from Bishops Stortford's, High Street - making the centre easily accessible too.