Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Members See Us as a Lifeline; We Chat to Senior over 50's Club Which Is Looking for Your Help to Grab a Share of This Year's PS25,000 Wish Pot!

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Members See Us as a Lifeline; We Chat to Senior over 50's Club Which Is Looking for Your Help to Grab a Share of This Year's PS25,000 Wish Pot!

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What will you do with this year's Wish money? This year's Wish fund could go to either a Valentine's party or towards the cost of a day trip out to somewhere in the area. Our members see the club as a lifeline which keeps them independent and healthier. The activities which we all plan and organise help older people feel valued and involved.

Senior Tell us about your group: We are an older person activities group who meet once a week in Pennyman House. Our group has been established now for 18 years. We are a user-led group with many members in their eighties. Many have various disabilities and needs but the members have said it has kept them young at heart as well as helping them to make new friends. What kind of activities take place at your group? There are lots of activities that take place at our group. Among the many these include bingo and a range of interesting talks. …

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