Nora Parsons Centre
Provides respite to families and friends by looking after adults on Mondays and Thursdays between 10am - 3pm. Coffee, tea, biscuits plus a hot meal are provided for £10 per day. This service is provided for 21 local villages.
Nora Parsons Centre is based in Wichenford and is totally operated by volunteers, providing safe and comfortable environment two days per week for isolated and lonely persons living in surrounding villages.
The members enjoy armchair exercise classes, talks, playing games, etc. We have a visiting hairdresser and a podiatrist too. We interact with local schools and organisations, who provide entertainment, for example at Christmas, Easter or Harvest time.
Most important however is the opportunity to socially interact with others, including the volunteer drivers and helpers. They have a two course lunch and refreshments are available throughout the day.
Transport can be provided if required.
Tea party celebrating the 40th Anniversary with Rev David Sherwin and members of the committee.
Celebrating Happy Birthday - 70th Adult Social Care / NHS - to see more click h e r e.
Although Nora Parsons Centre is located in Wichenford, it caters for a wide area, welcoming members from the parishes of: Abberley, Astley & Dunley, Broadwas, Clifton upon Teme, Cotheridge, Doddenham, Great Witley, Grimley, Hallow, Holt, Kenswick & Wichenford, Knightwick, Little Witley, Lower Broadheath, Martley, Rushwick, The Shelsleys and Shrawley.
It all started in 1977 when Nora Parsons, a retired district nurse, realised there were many older people in her area who spent much of their time alone, who would benefit from some company in a safe and comfortable environment with similar folk, with a chance to chat over a cup of coffee and enjoy a meal in the company of others. With the help of friends and volunteers, and the support of Canon Bartlett, then the Vicar of Wichenford, the care centre was established, first in the Village Hall, then moving to the current building when the village school closed. The centre is run entirely by volunteers. There are currently around 20 members attending the Centre.
Transport can be provided if required. We always need more volunteer drivers and if you feel that you would be able to spare as little as 1 hour per week or month on a Monday or a Thursday at 9.30am or 3.00pm, please contact us under 01886 888 374 - a mileage allowance will be paid.
The centre is available the other days - apart from Mondays and Thursdays.
For more information contact:
Pam Morgan, Hon. Secretary of Nora Parsons Centre
Tel: 01299 896 656; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nora Parsons Centre, Venn Lane, Wichenford, Worcestershire WR6 6XY
Charity Number: 513 990