Ruth - Community Agent
My name is Ruth Thompson and I commenced my post as the Gresford and Marford Community Agent on 1st April 2020. I previously worked for the NHS for 42 years as a nurse, midwife and Health Visitor; I worked in Gresford, Marford, Hoseley and Rossett from 1993 until 2011, so I know this area well. In my new role I can support anyone over 50 who needs advice and support or signposting to relevant services, though I can only offer telephone support during the current COVID-19 restrictions. Once the restrictions no longer apply I will be able to offer home visits to older people who would like this service. I may also be able to pick up prescriptions and shopping for vulnerable older people – get in touch so that I can see how I might be able to help you – I work two days a week normally a Tuesday and Thursday. I will also be able to set up new groups. If there any gaps that you feel would be useful to fill, please let me know. For instance, I am trained in relaxation techniques and would be happy to set up a group to learn these techniques to help relieve stress and anxiety.
I look forward to hearing from you and visiting some of you when I can in the future. Please contact me by ‘phone on 07747 431607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any enquiries.
Groups currently running - contact Ruth for info
Walking Football Group
This runs weekly on a Thursday afternoon 3-4pm at Colliers Park Gresford. The group is for the over 60s and the cost is £2. Sessions are run by a coach from the Wrexham FC Racecourse Foundation. A pre-course health questionnaire will need to be completed and place need to be booked with Ruth.
Dementia Carers’ Support Group
This group is for carers of people with Dementia; make friends with other carers in the area and access support. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at the Trust Gresford Memorial Hall,11am-12-00 noon.
Community Walking Group
This group meets on alternate Thursdays starting at1-45pm. We go for local walks and sometimes a bit further afield within Wrexham. There is usually a coffee break along the route. Suitable for those with a good level of general fitness.
Zoom Coffee morning
This is a monthly group held on Zoom for those who are over 60 and housebound or isolated. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month, 11-30 – 12.30.