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Friends of Woodberry Down

Reducing Social Isolation for Older People in London

Our Aims 

Our aims are to reduce social isolation and its associated health risks, loneliness, depression and anxiety, we do this by offering a range of services and activities for older people aged 50 years and over.
 

  • We encourage participation, thereby increasing well-being and good mental health.

  • We recognise the contribution of older people in Woodberry Down and surrounding areas.

  • We provide a platform for older people to express and raise their concerns collectively.

  • We encourage community cohesion.

Services

Friends of Woodberry Down provide

services for older people aged 50 years and over in Woodberry Down and surrounding areas.

 

  • Coffee and Activity Morning

  • Group Singing

  • Chair Based Exercise

  • Advocacy

  • Lunch Service

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Creating a Social Impact

Our user-led community group provides activities that members request, allowing them to meet others in the community helping to

  • Reduce social isolation

  • Combat loneliness

  • Improve Overall Wellbeing

  • Give older people a voice

  • Reduce stress, anxiety and tension

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What our users say ...

 

“I don't know what I would do without Friends of Woodberry Down, its such a friendly place, everyone gets on and we have so many things to do there.”

 

“If I didnt come into friends of Woodberry Down I would just be at home watching the four walls, the ladies that run it are lovely.”

“We get a nice hot meal and we get invited to have a meal with the students from the local secondary school, the children are all so friendly and it means alot that we can do this by coming to Friends of Woodberry Down."

 

“I enjoy the exercise sessions and play dominoes every week"

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