St Albans Community Association / Ngo / Non-profit / Charity

Elderberries.

The Elderberry Club

Many elderly people spend their days on their own, which can be incredibly lonely. Whilst some are simply unable to get around, those who can still often find they have no place to go. The St Albans Community Association works with the local community to provide a service that allows these people to meet up, make friends and enjoy a day of activities.

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like 'What about lunch?'

Package 1
This service is provided five days a week (Mon-Fri) and offers door-to-door transport to the centre.

A typical day will include:

  • Tea/coffee and toast upon arrival in the morning (also available throughout the day on request)
  • A morning session of gentle exercise, followed by a fun activity
  • Our guests have a choice of meals and desserts for lunch; with all food prepared fresh in our level five hygiene and safety rated kitchen.
  • After lunch, there is a choice of activities to partake in followed by a drink and a slice of cake before the journey home.

The cost of the package is £16.00

"Meeting new people, not feeling isolated as I did, I love coming to St Albans they make me feel so welcome. The food is very nice and the staff have helped me so much." ~ SB

To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.

Package 2
Aimed at those people who need some extra care, this service is tailored to each individual’s needs.

Operating a door-to-door transport service across Sandwell, we offer personal care and assistance to each guest; supporting with mobility, feeding and any other requirements. 

Our day care manager will make a full assessment and discuss any needs/requirements with each guest before they attend. 

A typical day will include:

  • Tea/coffee and toast upon arrival in the morning (also available throughout the day on request)
  • A morning session of gentle exercise, followed by a fun activity
  • Our guests have a choice of meals and desserts for lunch; with all food prepared fresh in our level five hygiene and safety rated kitchen.
  • After lunch, there is a choice of activities to partake in followed by a drink and a slice of cake before the journey home. 

This package costs £43.90.

"It makes me feel happy, everyone is so nice to me. There are lovely dinners and puddings. It gets me out of the house and the staff are lovely." ~ DT

Everyone needs a friend that will call and say, “get dressed we are going on an adventure"

We also offer a drop in service for those more able with their mobility and requiring no personal care. Clients can attend lunch between 12pm – 1.30pm and activities and/or extra refreshments can be purchased for an additional charge.

Our minibus was purchased with the help of grants from The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation and The Clothworkers Foundation.