This is an innovative project that aims to empower older people by providing mentally and physically stimulating activities to all older members of our community. The service is designed on a ‘hub and spokes’ model. The aim is to empower older people to become more independent and enable them to make wise choices for themselves by educating them and connecting them to available services.
The Executive Committee is planning to set up a Women’s Steering Group which will be designed to reflect on the needs of Yemeni women by allowing them to meet and share common interests and problems relating to their community. Through this steering group, women will be given the opportunity to build their confidence, enhance self esteem and support them into further self development via training,education or employment.
A) Healthy Lifestyle Project, consists of three elements:
B) Health Promotion:
The YCA with kind permission and assistance from the YCA (Sandwell) have produced informative and educational health leaflets that have been targeted to the specific needs of the Yemeni Community. The leaflets highlight and discuss the main health issues that affect the community such as high blood pressure and diabetes. These leaflets are available both on the association website and in the main office.