Keeping in Touch

Started by: jo anne (33256) 

From Age UK Wigan Borough’s latest newsletter - Link

Switch On IT Helpdesk - This Sep & Oct

Ring 01942 615880 to make an appointment for a free 45 minute initial discussion.

Links: / Facebook / @AgeUKWB

Started: 6th Sep 2020 at 19:06

Posted by: jo anne (33256) 

Bright Days Programme - Link

Replied: 6th Sep 2020 at 19:07

Posted by: jo anne (33256) 

Age UK Wigan Borough would like older people to take part in a confidential survey to share their views on life during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they feel now as we move into winter.

To take part, click the link:
The Voice of Older People

(Closes 16th Oct - Link)

Replied: 21st Sep 2020 at 15:37
Last edited by jo anne: 19th Nov 2020 at 14:32:28

Posted by: tonker (22795) 

I just had an enjoyable five minutes filling that in!

Replied: 21st Sep 2020 at 17:24

Posted by: jo anne (33256) 

Over 50? Live in Wigan?
Fancy a brew & a chat?

You're invited to a virtual coffee morning hosted by Do-Well on behalf of Age UK Wigan Borough.

It’s a great opportunity to share your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic in order to improve support for older people in the Borough. (Healthwatch)

Replied: 29th Sep 2020 at 17:49

Posted by: mortarmillbill (619)

So if you don't have a computer or smartphone you are excluded from the above.

Replied: 29th Sep 2020 at 19:59

Posted by: PeterP (8232)

Mortarmillbill that will exclude about 60% of the older generation

Replied: 29th Sep 2020 at 20:06

Posted by: jo anne (33256) 

For anyone who can’t join in online, but who wants to do the survey:

Please get in touch with Age UK Wigan Borough. Their contact details are:


Phone: 07955573122 (leave a message saying you'd like to talk about the Wigan Age UK survey, with your name and number, then someone will call you back as soon as possible)

Closes 16th Oct - Link

Replied: 29th Sep 2020 at 20:49
Last edited by jo anne: 19th Nov 2020 at 14:34:07

Posted by: jo anne (33256) 


Wigan Council now has a service where volunteers & staff will provide one-to-one digital support over the phone.

How it helped Colin - YouTube

You can refer yourself, a friend or relative - here

Replied: 8th Oct 2020 at 08:27
Last edited by jo anne: 8th Oct 2020 at 08:31:22

Posted by: jo anne (33256) 

*Survey closes on Friday 16th Oct *

The Voice of Older People

Replied: 14th Oct 2020 at 09:09
Last edited by jo anne: 19th Nov 2020 at 14:37:26

Posted by: jo anne (33256) 

Wigan Athletic Trust offer support to older adults who may be lonely or isolated, including:
• Phone calls
• Virtual coffee mornings via ZOOM
• Monthly support packages

To find out more about the service for yourself or someone else, email or phone 07889537140


Replied: 21st Oct 2020 at 17:40

Posted by: jo anne (33256) 

Cafe Zoom - Thu 29th Oct

“Make a cuppa, grab a pen and paper and join us for a Name that Tune quiz via Zoom on Thursday at 11.45am.

Ring Bright Days on 01942 615883 to register & get the log in details, and if you've never used Zoom before, we will help you.”

Current Bright Days Programme -

Replied: 28th Oct 2020 at 12:48

Posted by: basil brush (15870)

Good information there, Joanne, thanks

Replied: 28th Oct 2020 at 14:32

Posted by: jo anne (33256) 

Thanks, Basil. And there’s more!

@AgeUKWB (19th Nov):

Competition Time!

Thanks to our friends at Uncle Joe’s you have a chance to win a large jar of the mint that ‘keeps you all aglow’. Just guess how many mintballs there are in the jar & email your entry with your name & address by noon on Mon 30th Nov to:

Good Luck!

More info: Facebook

Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 14:39
Last edited by jo anne: 19th Nov 2020 at 15:03:18

Posted by: jo anne (33256) 

Still time to enter - till noon on Mon 30th Nov

The Old Courts are looking for volunteers (Link)

Sign up or request help for someone: here

Replied: 28th Nov 2020 at 10:03

Posted by: jo anne (33256) 

Latics Extra Time Hub - Facebook:

Zoom - Link

‘Swap a Recipe, Share a Memory’:

Replied: 2nd Dec 2020 at 16:41


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