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Failing to plan, is planning to fail - Alan Lakein

Failing to plan, is planning to fail - Alan Lakein

No-one sets out to fail, in fact quite the opposite, most of us do all that we can to make sure that we don’t!  Memories of past failures can haunt us even into older age and some may live with the consequences of those failures for years.  Another quote on the theme of planning that really caught our attention was ‘Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.’

 

Here at Hope Trust we meet many people who find themselves in a place they didn’t expect to be.  The loss of a loved one, a change in health or mobility, family moving away (or falling out) all have an impact that has to be adapted to.  The joy of living in Felixstowe is that the town offers so much; things to do, people to meet, interests to be shared, lunches to be enjoyed – what is required is a first step, a willingness to have a go, a plan for the next stage of life - whatever that might look like - and that’s where Hope Trust can help.  Whether it’s signposting to activities that appeal, or to services that need to be engaged such as getting a cleaner or gardener, we can suggest some next steps.  We want to see older people in Felixstowe living the life they want to live, for as long as possible – not getting caught out by a failure to plan, but bringing the future into the present, to do something, anything, now.

 

To assist you Hope Trust offers a range of weekly and monthly activities, give us a call if you want to find out more.  Simple one to one cookery classes, weekend lunches, the 6-week Bereavement Support Group that started on 3rd April, befriending, the chance to play board games, attend an exercise class, receive a chatty letter, you name it, we’re either doing it or we are considering doing it.  Realising how important planning is, we are looking ahead so that when you need us we’ll be there, ready and willing to help when you get in touch.