New St Barnabas wellbeing drop-in welcomes locals in Skegness

14th February 2018

A Skegness-based drop-in group is opening and welcomes all to attend the weekly social gatherings.  

The drop-in is set to meet every Thursday morning 10am to 12noon at St Pauls Church, Beresford Avenue, Skegness. With the first drop-in taking place on Thursday 22nd February.

These drop-ins are free, offer people the chance to socialise and are the perfect opportunity for those experiencing loneliness or that feel isolated.

Those attending will offer support to each other for those feeling isolated that live in the coastal areas of Lincolnshire. Anyone can attend this group whether they have a connection with St Barnabas or whether they would just like to get out of the house. Each week of the month a different organisation attends to offer advice or support.

The first week of the month is tailored around Wellbeing advice and activities with St Barnabas Hospice. The St Barnabas Hospice team will offer support and advice around wellbeing in Lincolnshire.

Skegness will have representatives from T.E.D. in Skegness for the second week of the month. T.E.D. in East Lindsey is a project that will see older people getting out and about more locally, becoming more involved in social activities and helping people to age well.

The third week of the drop in is a Dementia Café hosted by Alzheimer’s Society. This provides a safe and supportive place to chat and share experiences of dementia and what it means with others and healthcare professionals.

The final week of the month will see St Barnabas Hospice offer a Bereavement Help Point. For anyone who has experienced bereavement no matter how long ago that was, it is an opportunity to meet with others in a similar situation and be offered support.

Lisa Gibson, Community Development Officer at St Barnabas Hospice said “Drop-in sessions like this offer a fantastic opportunity for the local community to meet up socially and interact with others in the coastal area of Lincolnshire.

We are delighted to be joining up with a number of local organisations to offer people in Skegness a variety of opportunities to get advice when it is needed, enjoy hot drinks and feel included in their community.”

For more information on St Barnabas Hospice’s Skegness drop-in contact Lisa Gibson on 01522 518 246.

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