Age Concern - Jersey
WE ARE AGE CONCERN JERSEY
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to lead a fulfilling later life. We are hopeful that together we can create an Island where everyone can achieve this. We welcome everyone from 55+, whatever their needs, interests or circumstances, and act sensitively to all. We believe that growing old should be celebrated and we speak up for most islanders that have reached later life.
Age Concern Jersey is a Jersey based charity that supports the elderly in the community and also campaigns on their behalf.
- That there should be no ageism. Age should be recognised as a gift not a burden.
- That older people should be given respect and courtesy.
- That older people should have enough money to live on and not rely on hand-outs.
- That older people should be able to enjoy a sense of well-being in a safe and secure environment.
- That older people should have access to full health care.
- That older people should be valued and not treated as second class citizens.
- That older people should have a voice in the community.
Age Concern Jersey receives no financial support from the States of Jersey for the administrative operation of the charity and relies totally on the generosity of the local community to support its work. Age Concern Jersey is also not affiliated to any other charity.
Age Concern Jersey’s HQ is at Windsor House in Val Plaisant, St Helier. Opened by the then Lieutenant Governor, His Excellency Air Marshal Sir John Sutton, K.C.B. in June 1994, it plays a central role to the services we offer. Windsor House is also home to our charity shop, which is situated at the side of the house.
Every day of the week Windsor house is a hubbub of activity. With craft sessions, computer classes and social activities in our day centre, lunches served daily, a hairdressing salon and visiting chiropodist there’s always something going on to keep Jersey’s senior citizens active.
Additional services we offer include:
- Free transport to and from Windsor House is available. We also have volunteer drivers available, on occassions, to take you out and about for drivers to enjoy Jersey's beautiful countryside.
- A discount scheme for people of pensionable age only.
Enjoy bargains galore!
Our Charity shop is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. Open Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm. Donations are welcome.
Enjoy fun times with friends
Our afternoon social club is held every Tuesday at St Thomas’ Hall and is open to both local senior citizens and those visiting the Island. Starting at 2.30pm and finishing at approximately 4.30pm you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.
The first half hour of the afternoon changes each week with all sorts of entertainment on offer. One week might be a quiz or a talk or demonstration from one of our many inspiring visitors. Or we might be entertained by singers, comedians and musical groups. We then break for refreshments and the remainder of the afternoon is taken up with bingo and a raffle. It’s a great way to meet up with old friends and make new ones.
Hair and Chiropody
Take care of your lovely locks
At Windsor House we have our own fully equipped hairdressing salon. Our stylist is available on Thursdays and Fridays for shampoos and sets, perms, tints or whatever takes your fancy.
We charge very reasonable rates and ask that you make an appointment. Book early to avoid disappointment by calling our Freephone number 0800 735 0345 or 758922.
Keep your feet happy
We also have a qualified chiropodist who visits Windsor House approximately every four weeks. This is also on an appointment basis so please call Freephone 0800 735 0345 or 758922 to make an appointment.
Meals - In-house lunches & Frozen Meals
Enjoy our delicious food range
Come and dine with friends
Why not come and join your friends for lunch at Windsor House from Monday to Friday. Delicious meals are prepared daily by our chef using the freshest ingredients. We have a menu complete with prices here that is updated every week.
To book your lunch please call no later than 9.30am on the day you wish to attend. Call our Freephone number 0800 735 0345 or 758922, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the office at Windsor House, Val Plaisant.
Delicious Frozen Meals delivered to your door
Many Islanders use our Age Concern Frozen Meals service which delivers Island-wide each week. For families, our service offers peace of mind, knowing a loved one is eating well and being seen every week. Our fantastic group of volunteers make a point of checking in on each customer to ensure previous meals have been used and that everything is rotated. It’s an incredibly valuable part of our service to Jersey’s elderly residents and younger people who are unable to prepare meals for themselves due to mobility issues or illness.
Deliveries take place on:
East and North of the Island – Thursday mornings (orders must be in by midday on Tuesday)
West of the Island and Town – Monday mornings (orders must be in by midday on Thursday)
The meals are of excellent quality and value. You can order as many or as few as you wish with payment on delivery. All you have to do is pop them in the oven or the microwave for a short time, then sit back and enjoy something delicious.
Our full frozen meal menu, complete with prices, can be viewed here.
To order, simply call the office on Freephone 0800 735 0345 or 870354.
Visits - Home & Hospital
Enjoy a little helping hand
For those in need of support or a friendly face we have a team of volunteer visitors available to visit you whether you are at home, in hospital or in a care home. To arrange a visit, for you or an elderly relative, call us today.
We are delighted to announce the date of our first FREE workshop focusing on technical support for smart phones and tablet devices.
Monday 19 August 2019 at Windsor House, Val Plaisant from 10:00am to 11:00am.
What you will learn:
Basics on how to operate your phone or tablet device; download and organise apps; connect to Wi-Fi, set up an e-mail account, introduction to social-media, how to use Skype, Face-time & What’s App.
So, if you are over 55 or know someone who would be interested in attending, please do give us a call on Freephone: 0800 735 0345. Workshop numbers will be limited to 10 persons, there will also be one-to-one time for specific questions to be answered.
Magical Mystery Tour
From March – October, on the first Monday, we will be exploring our beautiful Island in our minibuses, stopping off at key sites to take in a little local hospitality. Booking required as demand is high.
Don’t forget our Tuesday Club at St Thomas’ Hall at 2:00pm where we start off with a variety of local entertainment then it’s eye’s down for some games of Bingo.
Sing your hearts out!
Every Friday afternoon from 2-4pm in the lounge, all welcome!
Gentle work out
Every Friday at 1:30pm join us in a gentle keep fit class either in your chair or on your feet, it is also a good opportunity to work off our splendid lunch which is served at 12:00pm.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Age Concern - Jersey
- JE2 4TA
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
- Time of day