Giving the elderly something to look forward to and to participate in can reduce the likelihood of them suffering from loneliness and depression and can improve their quality of life. The Elders Project addresses the issues of loneliness and isolation through community presence and community participation. As well as providing a light meal for the participants the club provides social interaction with the playing of bingo and a raffle, health and wellbeing presentations, trips and the provision of entertainment. Joining the club gives the participants a social engagement on a once a week basis or more regular, increasing their circle of friends and giving structure to their week. It therefore addresses some of the mental health and wellbeing issues that affect the elderly. Many of our users have taken up volunteering roles at LIF. It provides an opportunity for users to access other LIF services and many have donated items for our more vulnerable users.
- Weekly Tuesday and Wednesday Clubs
- Chicken and chips and soup during the winter months
- Seasonal coach trips
- Visits to and by other Irish Centres
- Access to LIF’s programme of activities
Baby & Toddler Group
Luton Irish Forum runs a weekly Baby & Toddler Group on Friday mornings, 9.30 - 11.00am during term time. The group is a relaxed and an informal way of getting together and meeting other local parents, carers and grandparents and to provide some fun and activities for your child(ren). We provide a safe environment for babies, craft activities for older children and a range of toys and other activities for all ages. Come along anytime.
- Friday 9.30 - 11.00am, term time only;
- All ages welcome;
- We recommend a donation of £1.00 per adult 50p per child;
- A drink and a healthy snack is provided for your child(ren);
- Tea, coffee and biscuits are available for the adults throughout the morning;
- Weekly arts and crafts activity.