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Neighbourcar is a voluntary transport scheme for the over 50's. The schemes will take you for hospital appointments, doctors appointments, hairdressers, chiropody and other trips you need to make including shopping if a driver is available.
The contact details are as follows:-
(please note new contact number) : 01202 980839
Neighbourcar Wimborne : 01202 849360
Vision Wimborne : 01202 880699
Neighbourcar West Moors : 01202 874581
Verwood Good Neighbours: 01202 826764/01202 821416
Corfe Mullen Community Aid : 01202 624553
POPP (Partnership for Older People Project)
Wayfinder Team – Shirley Cowan : 07971 338391
Jackie Morawiec : 07971 338537
The Wayfinders can be contacted for further information on anything relating to the over 50's including benefits, local information etc.
Central No: 01202 946111
1st Sat month – phone wayfinders
Further Details: Win Armond-Smith 01202 309084
Ferndown Memory Café
This is a support group for people and their carers suffering with dementia/Alzheimers. It is held once a month at the Barrington Centre. It was started with POPP funding.
There are also drop in meetings at Haskins Garden Centre every two weeks
Age Concern Ferndown run a social day centre which includes coffee and lunch on Heatherlands. Contact Wayfinders Jackie or Shirley transport provided
East Dorset Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice Bureau,
1a, Princes Court,
Tel: (01202) 893838
Fax: (01202) 855362
East Dorset Mencap
Meets bi-monthly at Ferndown Day Centre 01202 820182 or 01202 825900. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ferndown 50+ Forum
POPP funded. We are now into the second year of our Forum. It is open to everyone in Ferndown, West Parley, West Moors, St Leonards area. We have open Forum meetings four times a year – the next being June 25th 2010 10 – 12.30. Please come along and hear the speakers, have tea/coffee and raise any local issues. It is held in the Barrington Theatre. Details: Dawn Jones 01202 578293.
Ferndown Community Choir
POPP funded. The choir meets every two weeks at the British Legion Hall and now have approximately 40 people each time. The age range is from 25-80+ and the new choir master is probably about 30. The age range adds to the choir and has turned it into a very successful means of socialising. Many of the people attending join the quiz run by the British Legion after. Contact : Dianne Partridge: 01202 894522
POPP funded Voluntary Transport Schemes. If you are in need of transport, are over 50 and have difficulty with public transport this is a voluntary transport scheme where a volunteer will collect you and take you to your destination and bring you home again. You will be asked to make a donation. Further details:
Ferndown Neighbourcars - Joyce Little : 01202 980839
NeighbourCar West Moors : 01202 876131
Verwood Good Neighbours: 01202 8267
Club for women on their own. Meet every Saturday 10am – 12 noon at Barrington Ferndown. Also have outings Sunday lunch etc.
Penny's Friendship Club
This is a very popular club run by Brendan Care Friendship Clubs. Every Wednesday afternoon at St Marys Church, Church Road, Ferndown. Transport provided if needed. Tel: Tony Hanson 01202 893703
Neighbourhood Watch Groups
Ferndown South 01202 896984
Ferndown North 01202 894728
Royal British Legion Club (Ferndown)
Church Road, Ferndown 01202 877706
Stroke Survivors Club
This club runs once a month and further details can be obtained by ringing: 01202 874605
The Cameo Club (Come And Meet Each Other)
The Cameo Club is a small but very friendly club, open to anyone. It meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 2 - 2.30pm in the Ferndown United Church Hall. A varied programme has been arranged for the coming year with speakers on all sorts of interesting and helpful topics. Everyone will be made most welcome. There is a small charge of £1.00 which includes a cup of tea and light refreshments. Please contact Rosemary Dark - Tel: 01202 570723
The Lighthouse Club
We meet at St Mary's Parish Hall on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 2pm - 4pm. Come along at any time for chat and refreshments, board games and crafts as well as a bring and buy stall. "The Lighthouse Club" is run by volunteers of Faithworks Ferndown, a network of local churches working together to provide activities and support for the Ferndown community.For more information please contact Dianne Partridge via the Parish Office on (01202) 897087
University of the Third Age, Ferndown
Web site: www.ferndownu3a.co.uk Tel: 07799 121926 please leave name/address/telephone number.
Every Friday am 10 – 12 at the Barrington Centre
Everyone welcome. £1.00 for coffee and a scone. Just call in during that time.
Ferndown Health Walks
Every Tuesday from Ferndown Leisure Centre, these hour long volunteer led walks are and ideal way for people to establish a weekly routine of exercise whilst at the same time socialising in a fun friendly outdoor environment. They are completely free ( there is an optional £1.00 for tea/coffee at the end of the walk) and start at 10.00 ( meet at 9.45 in leisure centre) For more info. Call rangers on 01425 470721.
West Parley Health Walks
Every Wednesday at Parley Sports and social club 10.00 -11.00am
Ferndown Townswomen's Guild
Wednesday pm 842442
Friday evening 875728
W I 861750
Wiltshire Farm Foods
All of Dorset Frozen Meals 0800 773 773
Weekly delivery CRB checked drivers
Special diets catered for
Oakhouse Foods All of Dorset Frozen Meals Groceries 0845 643 2009
Free weekly delivery CRB checked drivers
Special diets catered for Collins Catering East Dorset
Bournemouth, Poole, Ferndown,West Moors, Wimborne, Corfe Mullen, Verwood & Christchurch
Collins Catering North, Dorset, Blandford
West Dorset Dorchester
Hot or chilled meals
01202 890 303 Deliver 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Offer snack menu for evening Choice of meals. Can cater for most dietary requirements. CRB checked drivers
East Dorset Wimborne, Verwood, West Moors, Ferndown, Hot meals on a plate 01202 814 963
Daily except Christmas day, boxing day and new years day.
Can cater for special diets. Can leave sandwich for tea.
EXTEND - 9:45am-10:45am and 11:00am-12:00pm on Mondays at The Barrington Centre Ferndown
Exercise for the over-60s - men and ladies welcome
Have fun whilst: Mobilising joints; improving posture; improving balance; increasing flexibility; increasing strength and muscle tone
Contact: Mrs D Graham - Tel 571523