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Support and activities for older people

by Laura Johnston

Swanside Community Centre offers support for older people and organises great activities to allow our older residents to get out, enjoy themselves, meet new people, learn new skills, and find new interests.

On Tuesdays, there is the luncheon club from 12.30pm to 3pm where you can enjoy a home cooked lunch and then enjoy a ‘Knit and Natter’ if you want to get involved. The afternoon is £4.

On Wednesdays, it’s the amazing ‘Magic and Memories Club’ from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. It’s an opportunity for people with dementia, their carers, their family and friends, or in fact anyone who wants to attend, to get together and enjoy themselves. You can reminisce, talk, laugh, and have a good old dance and sing-a-long. You can also enjoy afternoon tea – all for free.

On Thursdays, there will be line dancing! If you’re a pro or have never tried line dancing before, you can come along and join in from 11.30am to 1.30pm. You can also get to know everyone over a cuppa. This session is £3.

On Fridays, it’s time for a lovely afternoon of afternoon tea, quizzes and raffles. Come along from 1pm to 3pm for £5.

Anyone who wants to have more talking and laugher in their lives, as well as improve their mental health and wellbeing, are welcome to attend. Why not bring along someone who you think could benefit from the sessions?

Swanside Community Centre is on Willoughby Road, Huyton L14 6XA and you can call 0151 489 2370 for more information