What we do across East Grinstead and the local area
Our Activity Centre is based at Glen Vue it is the hub of our operations. Our office staff are there and nearly all our services are delivered from there including the lunches served, Monday through to Friday. We have regular Talks, Entertainers and presenters, Card and board games, Bingo, Computer and tablet classes. Musical Fridays or for those that want to, a friendly place to chat with likeminded souls.
Rainbow Hot Meals
During 2020, we set up a home delivery service of hot lunch time meals delivered to vulnerable older people’s homes by a dedicated team of our volunteer drivers and members of the East Grinstead Lions.
Trips, Outings and Holidays
Each year we arrange many day trips, outings to places of special interest, and group holidays.
Day breaks for Carers
Our carers respite service was established in 2003 by Age UK East Grinstead, the County Council and the Alzheimer’s Society. It was initially designed to support carers or family members of those living with dementia or memory loss but now also caters for the elderly and frail. This operates every 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month and with the growing need for this type of service we are looking to operate this through the weekdays as well.
Our Vision A society in which everyone can enjoy a long and fulfilled life.
We work with and for local older people across the East Grinstead district to make a real and positive difference to their wellbeing and quality of life. We recognise that older people have important, distinctive needs arising from the ageing process itself, and life-changing events, such as bereavement, deteriorating health and reduced mobility.
Apart from The Rainbow Hot meals, we also deliver a number of low cost, or free services and activities; here at the Glen Vue Centre, we provide hot home-cooked lunches for those who use the centre on weekdays, run a variety of activities, including exercise classes, IT drop in sessions, quizzes and musical events; outings, community events and holidays (had to be suspended for 2020 but has been reintroduced with over 20 older people going on holiday to Bournemouth in November 2021).