Elderly Care

Division Head: Sarah Palmer

The Elderly Division of CCA aims to provide support, company and entertainment to the elderly community in Durham. We achieve this mainly through our connections with two central care homes where we have regular volunteering activities which students can get involved with. From coffee mornings to poetry sessions to musical performances, there’s something for everyone. We also invite elderly guests to the Castle twice a year for an afternoon tea in collaboration with the charity ‘Age UK’.

As of this year, we are planning to provide Christmas care packages to members of the elderly which will require a team of students to organise and execute. This should be a really fun project!

If you’re interested in hearing more about the Elderly Care division, feel free to contact Sarah  – cca.elderly@durham.ac.uk

Castle Big Band performing at St. Margaret's Care Home last Christmas
Castle Big Band performing at St. Margaret’s Care Home last Christmas