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    • Our Getting Together goals align with the connected lives strategy as we prioritise: connecting people to other people and communities, networks, volunteering opportunities, technology and equipment. It is a strong tool in combating loneliness and allows people to stay independent and prevent or reduce unnecessary referrals to formal care services. Members come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, are ethnically diverse and have varying levels of physical and mental health. Our clubs help people develop social networks, be active, stay independent and stay in control.

    • Getting Together remains “person centred” in the following way. First, each activity and group is formed around the expressed wishes of a defined group of older people, and they take all the major decisions on how activities are developed. We ensure that all activities remain open and welcoming to everyone, operate within agreed resources, meet safeguarding needs, and otherwise comply with legal requirements

    • Clubs are run by members, with support from the W3RT Employee Host and volunteers.

    • Getting Together at Clubs is a way of making new friends and connecting with like minded people. We support and encourage you to stay active, meet new people and make new friends. You will learn new skills and share your own experiences through chatting, dancing, exercising, bingo, quizzes, board games, crafting and eating together. We also organise various interesting guest speakers to talk about topics that are relevant to you.

    • We offer regular weekly daytime clubs at various local, easy to reach, venues across Watford & Three Rivers. 

    • Carers are welcome to attend with the individual they support. Getting Together will provide regular opportunities for Carers to participate in joint activities and special events. This will allow Carers to attend and take time out from caring duties to focus on their own emotional health and well-being.
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    To take part in the Getting Together Clubs, you will need to become a member.

    Please click here for more information on our memberships packages.

    As a member you are welcome to visit any one of our clubs, as often as you would like - come along for a coffee and chat! In addition, we invite you to join our monthly activities and quarterly events. We promise to always keep special event prices to a minimum to allow you to keep your money for life’s other priorities.

    Click here for membership form and booklet

    Welcome to the Getting Together Family.
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    • Getting Together has a steering group comprising one representative member from each of the Clubs. The steering group drives the delivery, planning and decision making, and shares good practice across the clubs and localities.

    • If you would like to become a representative of your club, please speak to the club host.
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    • Getting Together monthly activities are organised safely in small groups regularly throughout the year. Activities include bowling, canal trips, Kew Gardens, Christmas Lights in London and much more.

    • These are organised based on your feedback and we always aim to deliver outings at a significantly subsidised rate. 

     

     

     

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    • We organise big parties every year, such as Easter, Queen’s Jubilee, International Older Person’s Day and Christmas along with other festival events.

    • We aim to deliver events at significantly subsidised rates. 

     

     

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    • Are you struggling to get out, staying away with family or isolating at home?
      Then Getting Together at home sessions such as coffee connection, chair based exercise, movie club and online quiz may be just what you need. These are available for you to join via Zoom so you can keep in touch with others. 

    • If you need any help setting up your online Zoom account or need support with a laptop/tablet, please click here for further information.
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    • Community Cars provides essential journeys for those unable to use public transport due to mobility issues or ill health. Our team of friendly volunteer drivers use their own cars to transport you to your hospital, GP and other health appointments.

    • Community Cars serves residents across Watford and Three Rivers and provides a safe, reliable, and affordable service.

    • For further information, please email [email protected] or call us on 01923 216967.
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    • Are you feeling excluded from keeping in touch with your friends and family online? Are you missing out on online social activities? Do you want to improve your confidence and knowledge of using laptops, smartphones and tablets?

    • As part of our Hertfordshire county wide Staying Connected Project we have a specialist group of trained volunteers to support you so that you can enjoy all the benefits that basic digital skills can bring.

    • For more information, click here.