The Joy Club’s theme for January is giving back. After a month of over-indulgence during the festive period, January is typically the time when we lean into the “New Year, new me” mindset and set ourselves on a mission of self-improvement. As we enter 2023, rather than looking inwards, The Joy Club wants to extend their attention towards the wider world. Through their theme of giving back, they will focus on the community and how we can make positive changes in the world around us.
In the interest of giving back, they have a range of events covering homelessness, climate change, dementia and animal shelters. In these sessions, you can learn about how to help tackle some of our most pressing issues.
Read on to find out more about how you can get involved…
Meet Shelter, the UK’s leading housing and homelessness charity!
Monday 23rd January 3.00pm
In this informative session, charity worker Julie will share some national statistics about the current housing crisis as well as some case studies. In collaboration with her colleagues from Shelter, she will also provide some ideas on how you can support the charity’s work – such as volunteering or donating pre-loved clothes to one of their charity shops.
Meet Cats Protection
Tuesday 24th January 3.00pm
Meet Cats Protection, a charity that helps cats across the UK. You will learn more about the origins of Cats Protection, its structure, vision, aims, and many of the exciting projects they currently have underway. You will also learn about how you can get involved and access their support services.
Climate change and justice: A global struggle
Thursday 26th January 12.30pm
Whilst many of us in the UK are only just starting to feel the impacts of climate change, marginalised communities such as Indigenous groups and the poorest people in developing nations have been on the frontlines of the climate crisis for decades. This talk highlights their various struggles for survival as well as Indigenous-led environmental activist movements in countries from India to New Zealand.
Friday 27th January 11.00am
One in three people born in the UK will develop dementia in their lifetime – yet so many of us know so little about the condition. In this specialist talk, dementia activist Rianna Patterson will help you to understand:
- That there is more to the person than dementia.
- Innovative practices in dementia care.
- Dementia and the charity sector.
How much does it cost to become a member of The Joy Club?
There’s plenty more to discover and enjoy at The Joy Club. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up and enjoy one month of free Premium membership (normally £9.99 a month), which will give you unlimited access to all their sessions, their new daily uplifting articles and all the conversations happening in their community forum. You won’t need to provide your card details and there’s no obligation to stay on after your trial.
About The Joy Club
The Joy Club is an online activity club and community that provides inspiration for a joyful
retirement. Members can try something new at live online events, find inspiration with their
uplifting articles and videos, and discover a community of like-minded people in their forum.
Whether you’d like to try your hand at crafting, practise Tai Chi or join an expert talk – or
perhaps you’d prefer to grab a cuppa and settle in to read our latest articles – there’s
something to bring you joy at The Joy Club. Membership is open to anyone living in the UK who
is retired or semi-retired.
What their members are saying…
“The Joy Club provides an answer – the solution to the hoards of retired people who don’t know where to start building a fulfilled, social and happy new life.”
(Theresa) Why not give it a go? Join The Joy Club for free today!