What We Do

IMG_2500-e1369218312821Volunteers
We have volunteering opportunities at Age Concern. It is our large numbers of volunteers who allow us to continue to provide the valuable services we offer to the elderly of Hassocks & District.  Please consider joining us, it can be very rewarding.

Coffee shop
The coffee shop is open from 9.00am until 12 noon, Monday to Saturday, serving freshly ground coffee, tea, hot chocolate and homemade cakes.

‘Our Shop’
The charity shop is open Monday to Friday 9am – 3.30pm and Saturday 9am – 12 noon. Our Shop is one of our main fundraisers which contributes tremendously towards keeping this centre open. It is run by a very enthusiastic group of volunteers. All our profits go towards keeping the Centre open for the people of Hassocks and District. Why not come in one morning have a cup of coffee and have a browse in the shop? Unwanted gifts, good quality clothing and bric-a-brac will all be gratefully received.

Lunch  
  Lunch is served daily from Monday to Friday.

  • Lunch is served at 12.15 pm.
  • Mini Bus transport is available to the centre for lunch for a small charge, please call the office to book.
  • Soup and/or sandwiches are available as a take-away service to diners.
  • Please let the office know as soon as possible if you wish to book a lunch.
  • If you are a regular diner, let us know if you want to cancel your booking.

Medical transport
This is a service for our members attending appointments at hospitals, health centres, dentists, chiropodists or opticians who are unable to provide their own transport. There is a list of charges in the office. We do ask that you have filled in a Membership form in order for you to use this service. Please notify the centre office 48 hours prior to your appointment so that we can arrange a volunteer driver in good time.

Wheelchairs
A limited number of wheelchairs are available to hire for a donation and occasionally walkers. Please ask in the office.

Hairdressing
Our hairdressing service is available every day, with a reduced price on Mondays and Wednesdays for those in receipt of benefits.

Entertainment
Non-live on alternate Tuesdays from 1.50-4.00pm, including tea. Details on the noticeboard, or contact the office.

Chiropody
We offer a Chiropody service four days a week at the cost of £25.00. Appointments can be made through the Office.

Hearing aid maintenance
Free maintenance and checks are available at the centre on the first Tuesday of every month. Please ask in the office.

Exercise
Chair based exercise, from 11 am to 11.30 am every day.

Art and drawing groups
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning for art. Come and be creative! Ask in the office for details.

Games

  • Mahjong Monday from 1.00-3.30pm
  • Quiz. Thursdays from 10.45-11.30am (free of charge).
  • Scrabble – alternate Thursdays 1.45-4pm
  • Bingo. Fridays from 11-11.30am (free of charge).
  • Canasta Friday from 1.00-3.30pm

 

Outings
Every month we have trips to different parts of Sussex, sometimes to shop, sometimes to enjoy an exhibition or views and often for a cream tea. Details from the Office.

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