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Spreading the love in February at WiSE

Are you over 60? Enjoy meeting new people? Interested in keeping fit? Come along to The WiSE Workout! Every second Wednesday and every last Tuesday in the month at 1.30pm – 3pm at Boston Spa Village Hall. £3 entry including refreshments

For further information call Karen on 01937 588994 or email karen@wise.org.uk


Want to meet new people?


Stay active and have fun, come along to our Chairobics and Aerobics class every Friday at Wetherby Social Club from 10.30 – 11.15, or aerobics from 11.15am – 12.15pm £2 for each class, or £3 to do both classes. With special thanks to our instructor Heather from Home Instead.


Line Dancing takes place every Thursday from 10.15am – 12.00pm at Wetherby Sports Association, (next to the Swimming Baths) £3 incl refreshments. Everybody welcome.


The Elderberries Wed 19th February 1.30pm – 3.30pm, Wetherby Social Club £3 including refreshments. Steve Field will be serenading us!!


Knit One PurlWise is weekly on Thursday from 1.30pm – 3.00pm in the Village Hall Boston Spa. Informal knitting and crochet group where we work on our own projects with a cup of tea and a biscuit. Feel free to join us. £2 including tea/coffee.


Poetry is a very friendly informal group of people reciting poetry either their own or from other poets. Every other Thursday at Boston Spa Village Hall. This will take place on 13th and 27th February from 2pm – 3pm. £2 including refreshments.



Chatter and Batter is our fish and chip lunch club at Wetherby Social Club from 11.15am to 1pm on Tuesday 18th February. £5 including fish and chips, refreshments and a quiz!! Orders must be taken by 11.40am so be prompt !


The Nightingales is an informal relaxed singing group that takes place at The Methodist Church, Bank Street, Wetherby. If you enjoy music and like singing along to songs from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s. Please come and join us. £3 incl refreshments on Tues 11th February at 10.30am


* New activity* WiSE WORKOUT is on Wednesday 12th and Tuesday 25th February at 1.30pm – 3pm. Boston Spa Village Hall. Enjoy some circuit training and make new friends! £3 incl refreshments.


Ping Pong – facilitated by “Ping Pong Pete!”Great exercise while having fun! £3 incl refreshments. St James Church Hall Wetherby.


Information and Advice


WiSE provides an information and advice service covering issues relating to older people and those who care and support them. This could be benefits, how to find care providers, provision of details of suitable support services, help with form filling etc. Contact Nicola Tel: 01937 588994 or email nicola@w-ise.org.uk

We have a new look - come and see


We’re open at Boston Spa Village Hall, High St. LS23 6AA 9.00am until 3.00pm Tuesday to Thursday Delicious breakfast / brunch choices Take-out lunch deals, healthy fresh soups, plus all your usual favourites - homemade cakes, bakes and fresh daily scones. We use local butchers and suppliers for our produce The café has free parking at the rear of the village hall and FREE WIFI inside.


Transport


We will take you to the shops, doctors, social events, or to visit friends and family. Give us a call whenever you need to get out and about. Our friendly volunteer driver service operates Monday to Friday and it doesn’t cost much to get you to where you want to go. To book a trip :please give us at least 48 hours’ notice. Please note new Booking Line Opening Times


Please call WiSE Transport Booking Line Tuesday-Thursday between 10 am and 3 pm 01937 222066 or emailtransport@w-ise.org.uk

We aim to ensure the information is as up to date and accurate as possible, but please be aware that certain details change from time to time and the above is meant as a guide only.


WiSE Transport Scheme Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

The WiSE Transport Scheme celebrated its 5th anniversary on 15th January.

Established in 2015 to provide a cost effective way for the over 60's to get to appointments, meet friends and attend the wide variety of social activities that the WiSE area has to offer, clients are very much catered for as individuals and vehicles are matched to their needs wherever possible.


An incredible 6-fold increase has been achieved in passenger numbers since the scheme began. 313 people were transported in 2015 compared to a staggering 1,897 in 2019, to the end of November.


Passenger quotes…


"I struggle to walk so having transport is much needed as I don't drive"


"I lost my husband after being together for 67 years. This severely impacted on my confidence and I became a recluse in my own home. When I went on my first activity with WiSE it was a massive thing for me – I was full of fear and trepidation. My fears were quickly dispelled and I couldn't believe how welcoming the whole team were. As time has progressed, I look forward to going out. I have rediscovered some of my confidence and I have made friends"

"It helps me get out and about since I lost my driving license. Without the scheme I'd be stuck indoors most of the time"

"The drivers are always on time, very helpful and courteous. It’s a wonderful service. Long may it continue…"

"It makes it convenient to get to the shops and do my own shopping and get to any other places I might like to go…its so easy to ring up and make arrangements"

"It gave me a chance to get out after I had broken the top of my arm. It was a real lifesaver"

"It allows me to join in WiSE activities which I thought would never happen after my husband's death and I have met people in similar situations"

"It feels like a friend is coming to pick you up"

"Bridget and Jo contact me in advance to let me know who is picking me up and when. I look forward to the phone call as they are always cheerful and enquire as to how I am…I appreciate the lengths they must go to in arranging lifts for me and others"


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