One of the founding aims of Guernsey WRVS is to ensure the well being of the elderly.
Meals on wheels
Approximately 25,000 meals are delivered by the Guernsey Voluntary Service every year. The service is available 6 days a week -Monday to Saturday. To receive Meals on Wheels one must be referred to the GVS by a doctor or other medical professional, and the facility is available to all the housebound who need it, not just the elderly. Clients pay a small charge for the Meals on Wheels service which is subsidised by the GVS.
Volunteers provide a warm welcome as well as food and refreshments, including a 3 course lunch. The two centres provide a meeting place for people to enjoy company and activities. For age 65+. There is a small charge for the day which covers meals and facilities:
The Jubilee Day Centre at Grandes Maisons Road, St. Sampson is open from 9 a.m. to 3.30p.m. Mondays to Fridays, located in a purpose built building.
Telephone 01481 246045
The Russels is located at Le Grand Courtil in St Martins. It is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 to 3.30pm.
Telephone 01481 238055
Alderney Derby and Joan club
GVS runs a Darby & Joan Club once a month which gives members a chance to catch up with friends. At most of the meetings there is a speaker, sometimes a quiz or Bingo. The meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6.30 at the Butes Centre- but no meetings in January and August. In March there is a lunch, in July a garden party, and Fish & Chips in September.
Castel Derby and Joan club
The Darby & Joan Club meets at the Cobo Community Centre twice a month on a Friday between 2pm and 4pm. Volunteers organise activities and provide refreshments.
Good companions (formally Derby and Joan) meet at the Sylvans Sports Club St Peters twice a month on a Tuesday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Volunteers organise activities and provide refreshments.