Creating a butterfly garden

By Shereen Devine and Rachel Evans We are six months in, and the pandemic continues to highlight loneliness, isolation and the frustrations that come with the lockdown. To address these issues, local colleagues are looking into reviving the Pembrokeshire Befriending Network. In the meantime, we continue to provide support for people who are still shielding…

Rural Wisdom 2020 News

In this issue, we celebrate some of the initiatives, projects, events and ideas set up with older people in rural communities. Download the PDF version here In October, community members and workers from Scotland and Wales came together to discuss Rural Wisdom. It was a chance to take stock and reflect on all the successes…

Sunshine Cafe Beats The Winter Blues

by Shereen Devine Sunshine Cafe is the little Community Cafe that Rural Wisdom helped to develop in May 2018. During this time, we have grown from strength to strength and gained some very loyal customers and priceless volunteers. We have also welcomed many visitors including, Warmer Wales; Age Connects, and a doctor seconded to falls…

Small Acts of Kindness – Flintshire July Blog

by Shereen Devine Last month, I told you about bus ride to promote a coffee morning. Well the morning was successful; some people in attendance had been encouraged to attend by the bus driver. I think the bus is going to be a great way to connect with people.  We talked about what is and…

Leeswood Sunshine Cafe Celebrates its 1st Birthday

by Shereen Devine, When I talk about Leeswood, I often refer to Sunshine Café, and I wonder if I do this too much; however, it is a big part of the community and the Rural Wisdom project. On the 9th May, the Café celebrated its 1st birthday, and I feel it could not go by…