Caring for th elderly in our churche
Churches play a vital role to elderly people across the country, providing them with care, companionship and sometimes practical help. For some older people, these schemes and weekly meetings are their only chance to get out of the house and meet people. While these are great socially, many churches are arranging activities to teach things like computer skills. Could you be doing more to reach out to some of society’s most vulnerable? St Helier Parish, Jersey People in St Helier have agreed to spend up to £15m on care for older parishioners. There are plans for retirement flats on the Maison de Ville site. St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft said the funding was “almost unanimously” approved at the meeting. The money will be used to expand St Ewolds care home and convert Maison de Ville care home into retirement will come from the parish reserves and any sale of the new flats. Residents and staff moved into the expanded St Ewolds. Constable Crowcroft said the retirement flats above the nursery and parishioners would be asked to decide whether to sell off to recoup the costs. St. John’s Parish, Eastbourne COFFEE POT COMPUTING (CPC) Based in Eastbourne, East Sussex, Coffee Pot Computing specialises in helping ‘mature years’ to get to grips with technology and enjoy using computers in their lives. Meeting in the church hall, the group is split into small groups to learn necessar skills to use the computer and internet. www.coffeepotcomputing.co.uk All Saints’ Church, Faring All Saints’ congregation different ages from young many elderly folk, and the activities we offer reflects Elderly members of the others, benefit from a range including regular weekday prayer and Holy Communion Bible study groups and books, service books, weekly and church magazine for eyesight isn’t as good as quality sound system and for those who are hard of hearing has also been fitted. The church also offers organised system for transporting disabled and elderly people to Sunday Home Communion is also available, and the church participates with OTOP (Outreach to Older People), organised by Churches Together in Faringdon.