Carers Week 2022 at Golf in Society

This Carers Week is all about making caring visible, valued, and supported! We believe unpaid carers are the unsung hero’s of society. Full time caring is one of the most challenging roles anyone can fulfil in life. It’s 24/7 and “full-on” most of the time. Imagine if your job required you to work 7 daysContinue reading “Carers Week 2022 at Golf in Society”

Dementia Action Week at Golf in Society

Dementia Action Week 2022 is an awareness raising campaign. Each year, Alzheimer’s Society work with individuals and organisations across the UK to encourage people to ‘act on dementia’. This year’s campaign is focused on the theme of diagnosis. Life doesn’t stop at a diagnosis, there is still so much to enjoy! Since our launch inContinue reading “Dementia Action Week at Golf in Society”

Dementia Friendly Golf Sessions to Launch in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Derbyshire.

As part of the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge, we are expanding our dementia friendly golf venues further across the UK. Launching at Newark Golf Club UK on the Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire border on the 28th of April. Followed by Alfreton Golf Club on the 9th of May We will be offering FREE TASTER SESSIONS for people livingContinue reading “Dementia Friendly Golf Sessions to Launch in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Derbyshire.”

Dementia Friendly Golf Sessions to Launch in Sheffield

As part of the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge, we are expanding our dementia friendly golf venues further across the UK. Firstly launching at Hillsborough Golf Club UK in Sheffield on the 26th of April. We will be offering FREE TASTER SESSIONS every Tuesday between 10am – 3pm, for people living with diagnosis; Dementia, Parkinson’s disease,Continue reading “Dementia Friendly Golf Sessions to Launch in Sheffield”

The Blight Of Loneliness

It saddens me greatly that so many people experience loneliness every day. Loneliness is seen by many as one of the largest health concerns we face. Why? Here are some of the facts about the impact loneliness is having on the health of our nation. Health risks Loneliness, living alone and poor social connections areContinue reading “The Blight Of Loneliness”

Time to Relax for Unpaid Carers – part two

Following on from Linda’s blog about the first day of their recent “Time to Relax” leisure break, I’m delighted to share the second half of Linda’s story with you. So Linda, it’s over to you to take us through day two.. Linda Barnes – Wife to Carer I’m getting some breakfast juice. I return toContinue reading “Time to Relax for Unpaid Carers – part two”

Time to Relax for Unpaid Carers

We’re always seeking new ways to help the families we support enjoy a happier, healthier life. This week we tested out a two-day leisure break with eight families, all living with a diagnosis of dementia or Parkinson’s disease. I’m sure you can imagine the potential challenges and risks we faced. However, we were determined toContinue reading “Time to Relax for Unpaid Carers”

Golf is More Than A Game

How two local football legends’ lives are transformed by golf in their battle with dementia I’m incredibly proud to share this story with you. In recent weeks, the link between dementia and football has, quite rightly, been in the spotlight. Our governing bodies need to do more to support footballers with dementia. Whilst we cannotContinue reading “Golf is More Than A Game”

Can a common goal be the catalyst to new relationships?

Guest Blog – Written by Aidan Carswell I believe it is. So where did It all start? My journey started when I was 11, both of my parents worked full time and as a result I spent a lot of my time after school around at friends houses or childminders, I loved it. It openedContinue reading “Can a common goal be the catalyst to new relationships?”

Golf In Society perfectly aligned with the NHS Ageing Well plan

Since I started Golf In Society four years ago, I’ve really struggled to get referrals from NHS professionals, in particular Primary Care Networks (PCN’s). It’s been a series of disappointments that at times make you consider whether there is demand for your social enterprise. To me it’s always seemed a “no-brainer” that a service thatContinue reading “Golf In Society perfectly aligned with the NHS Ageing Well plan”