A new telephone support line for over-65s launched in Suffolk - Thanks to the support of Suffolk Community Foundation, Aspire Together in BSE will be launching a new support service for older people in Suffolk on Monday 8th February 2021.  Later Life Community Connect is a single point of access telephone support line with a “real” person at the end of the phone, between 10am – 2pm, seven days a week.

They will be offering the following:



  • A “real” person answering the phone between 10am – 2pm, seven days a week to speak to any older person or anyone worried about issues around later life
  • A referral system using both the Warm Handover (SIP) and other local organisations to support any needs or worries that the caller may have
  • Regular and agreed follow-up calls from Later Life Community to the individual to check how they are getting on, have they heard from the other organisations, do they have any other needs?
  • Regular welfare calls for older people with trained volunteers


Please find below the dates for the forthcoming online Free Chair-based exercise sessions, especially for people with arthritis who live in Suffolk. Sign up and join our friendly local group online. There will be 30 minutes of gentle movement followed by an optional chat over a cuppa.


Places are limited and it is first come first enrolled and by signing up people can confirm they live in Suffolk and have arthritis (any type or severity).

Booking can be valid for all following 10 sessions:



  • 26th February 2021
  • 5th March 2021
  • 12th March 2021
  • 19th March 2021
  • 26th March 2021
  • 2nd April 2021
  • 9th April 2021
  • 16th April 2021
  • 23rd April 2021
  • 30th April 2021

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