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Age UK reopens day centre in Fenland with tasty meal of stew and dumplings




A day centre aimed at combating loneliness has re-opened its doors for the first time since lockdown began back in March.

The Age UK Day Centre run at the Oasis Centre in Wisbech closed on March 23 following government advice but on Wednesday (14) it once again welcomed older people back offering them a hot meal and lots of activities.

Between the start of lockdown and the day centre reopening Age UK has been delivering an alternative service with phone calls to check on welfare, deliveries of masks and newsletters as well as supplies to older people in the community.

The Group enjoying Stew & Dumplings for lunch. (42709173)
The Group enjoying Stew & Dumplings for lunch. (42709173)

The day centre helps people remain in their home longer and helps combat loneliness and isolation by offering a place to meet and enjoy activities such as crafts, chair based exercises and quizzes.

Wednesday's reopening saw social distancing rules applied and attendees got to enjoy bingo and and a meal of stew and dumplings.

Lynne Ayden, Age UK day service team leader, who is pictured with Barry Jenkins, said: "It was a very emotional day meeting up with friends again."

Barry Jenkins is pictured with Lynne Hayden, Age UK day service team leader. (42709175)
Barry Jenkins is pictured with Lynne Hayden, Age UK day service team leader. (42709175)


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