GMPA aims to provide Day Care provision for elders who may be suffering from physical or sensory disabilities, have mental health needs, are socially isolated, or have other health issues.
These provisions aim to promote independence, self confidence and assess needs to improve quality of life amongst the elder members of our community.
The activities of the Day Centre include:
- Reading and relaxation
- Chair based exercise and games encouraging gentle physical movements and social interaction
- Focus groups/talks and discussion groups in relation to health and wellbeing
- Hot meals/drinks
- Prayer facilities
- Social outings to places
- An Eid Party in which the programme includes tilawat, naat and poetry, followed by a feast.
There is also a Luncheon Club which runs for the elderls. This service is a provision reducing social isolation where elders make their own way to the Pakistani Community Centre to meet their peer group.
In future we aim to provide transport for frail and disabled persons with trained staff to provide assistance and support.
For more information on the Elderly Day Care service and timings please feel free to contact us.