From Monday, 16 November we are opening our RISE SW11 branch at St Michael's in Battersea and they will be providing lunches and supply bags for all the people on our lists who live in the Battersea and surrounding area. Our main base remains in Putney and from there we will be serving all the SW15 clients. We are taking on extra staff to manage this move but believe we will be able to provide a greater service to more people. If you would like to refer anyone to RISE SW15 please do telephone 020 8780 9330 or complete the referral form in the tab above.
Expressions of Kindness
During these difficult days, we have endeavoured to give an Expression of Kindness every two weeks and these have included fresh fruit, flowers, chocolates, a ploughmans, toiletries etc.
Regenerate-RISE remembers everyone's birthdays at this time and surprises the person with a cake, flowers or chocolates and staff or volunteers take an IPhone or CD player to play their favourite song and sing Happy Birthday to them.
Bingo by Phone
If you would like to play Bingo by phone, please do give Paul a ring on 020 8780 9330 where one of our staff or volunteers will pair up with you to play the game. We will give you a card to play with and the game is free with small prizes. This will continue from our RISE SW15 base.
Supply Bags and Lunches
We have given out 4,401 Supply Bags now and 4559 lunches. We give fresh eggs, cheese and bread along with items that will last for some time.
Toilet rolls are included, toiletries, drinks and hopefully it is always a surprise for the recipient. We travel right across Wandsworth and deliver them all during the week. We are very grateful to the volunteers for their support and the older people absolutely love having their Supply Bag delivered by a young person and even though it is a short 5 min conversation, it means so much to each one of them. The bags contain a variety of goods including fresh bread, cheese, eggs, tea, coffee, tinned food and many other items - so a real mixture and always a nice surprise for all those receiving one. For the lunch menu for September, please click here Menu November 2020
Bingo is still an activity that our clients enjoy and we are starting a "Bingo by Phone" once a week with each participant linked to a staff member or volunteer on the other end of the phone, based in the Centre. We are also looking to start an Chair-based Dance Exercise Class in the open air with Georgia who had run exercise classes for over a year now. Being in lock down for so long leads to a number of health issues, so we are hoping that we will be able to motivate people to take part.
Many of our clients have been in hospital during the last five months and that always leads to a lack of mobility. Dance Chair-based Exercises are fun and we are looking forward to initiating two new activities.
We will also be organising some tea parties in gardens over the next month and if there is anyone in SW15 who would like to open up their garden for a small group of older people, we would be very grateful.