In the comfortable surroundings of the Walton Community Care Centre, our Aviv Club provides registered day care services for older people aged 65+ who have care and support needs. Older people, who might otherwise struggle getting out, meet here on Mondays and Wednesdays. As most of our Aviv Club clients are quite frail and many have physical disabilities transport is often provided to and from the Day Centre.
With the support of our Day Centre team, people attending can share a morning coffee with friends, have a hot kosher lunch and perhaps socialise over afternoon tea as well. We run an activities programme here, specially designed for the individual needs of all our service users.
For many elderly Jewish people, losing their independence can also bring with it the risk of losing their cultural and religious identity. We are the only day centre in Scotland who can provide [professional, qualified, quality] care in a Jewish environment, where kosher food is available, Jewish festivals celebrated, and there is regular social contact with the wider Jewish community.
The Thistle Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays and provides an opportunity for those who are over 55, and require no additional support. In comfortable surroundings, our club members can enjoy a whole range of activities – including bridge, discussions, outings, arts and crafts, quizzes, films and keep fit. We make sure there is something for everyone. And, of course, we make sure there is an opportunity to celebrate Jewish festivals in the company of friends. For those clients who don’t have family in Glasgow, this can be a really important way of staying connected to the Jewish festive calendar.
Our kosher kitchen provides lunch and afternoon tea at a small cost.
The club operates on a drop-in basis so those attending must make their own way there, but there’s no need to book in advance. If you find yourself at a loose end, just pop by. The Thistle Club is a great place to meet up with friends, or maybe make some new ones.
One in five people will experience physical disability over the course of their life. The Kandu Club provides an opportunity for people in our community with physical disabilities or enduring illnesses to come together and enjoy a range of social and therapeutic activities. Our Kandu Club members meet both at the Walton Community Care Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays, and also get out into the community, with our support, to have fun and stay connected. If members may find it difficult to get to the Club, transport is provided.
We can also provide additional individual help to people impacted by illness and disability through our Community Team. Crucially, the help we give will be tailored to each individual’s needs. We work with anyone in our community who is dealing with disabilities to help them maintain their independence.
The Sunday Club is a weekly social club for those who are 55 +. Like the Thistle Club, it is open to everyone and doesn’t require you to book in advance. Just make your own way here and in the comfortable surroundings of the Walton Community Care Centre, enjoy a whole range of activities – including bridge, discussions, outings, arts and crafts, quizzes, films and keep fit. Our kosher kitchen provides lunch and afternoon tea at a small cost.