Indian Senior Citizens Centre

What does it do?

Our main aim is to provide culturally sensitive day resource services for the eldery Indian community. We offer a large range of activities at our centre that offer edcuational, fitness, social and above all fun events for all.

Some of our activities

  • Transport to and from the centre provided by our minibuses.
  • Entertainment through TV, Video, Radio and live performances by members
  • Exercise sessions everyday.
  • Prayer daily for 10 minutes.
  • Luncheon Club, nutritious vegetarian meals freshly cooked at the centre.
  • English Language classes twice weekly.
  • Library facilities - English, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu etc.
  • Physiotherapy twice weekly.
  • Arts and handicrafts classes twice weekly.
  • Chiropody once a week
  • Medical talks every Thursday by medical specialists and paramedics on illness in older people, diet, nutrition and healthy living.
  • Screening clinics twice weekly on blood pressure, blood sugar, chest diseases, heart diseases etc
  • Exercise in Gymnasium - treadmill, exercise bikes daily
  • Information, advice through a Link Worker every Thursday.
  • Independent Advocacy daily by Advocacy Co-ordinator in centre, home, hospitals, during discharge, residential homes.
  • Yoga, meditation twice weekly.
  • Respite care, leisure and trips for carers
  • Monthly coach trips to places of interest outside of Manchester
  • Weekly general meeting of users
  • Subcommittees for different activities - convenor of each subcommittee is a member of management committee
  • Regular fund raising activities
  • Management committee meeting 1st Monday of each month
  • Quarterly monitoring questionnaires
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Networking with neighbouring organisations by outreach worker
  • UK Online free computer training - open to all communities - one co-ordinator and two tutors
  • Quarterly monitoring by all social services departments