Knitting, exercise and bingo are all on the cards as an extra care scheme in Doddington opens its weekly activity programme to the community.
Sanctuary Supported Living’s Doddington Court Extra Care, on Benwick Road, is running a trio of weekly events that are open to the public as well as the scheme’s own residents.
Starting every Wednesday from September 4, the scheme will be holding weekly bingo sessions from 6.30pm, as well as chair-based exercise every Tuesday at 11am, starting September 9.
Carer Sue Bamford will also be hosting a series of knit and natter workshops at 2pm every week, starting on Tuesday September 4, for people to socialise and practice their technique.
While the sessions run, Sue will also be working towards Age UK’s Big Knit Challenge, which participants have the option to take part in, or work on their own designs.
Doddington Court manager Julie Booker said: “We’re very keen to open Doddington Court up to the community and show local people they’re welcome to join us for our programme of activities.
“Anyone who enjoys knitting, is looking for a gentle exercise class or looking to socialise over a game of bingo, we’d like to invite along.”
There is no charge for the knit and natter sessions, while the chair exercise class has a £3.50 entry fee, which goes directly to the instructor, and bingo is priced at £1 a strip, which covers the cost of prizes.
The opening of the facilities to the community includes the use of the restaurant which serves food from 12pm to 2.30pm and light refreshments from 9am to 5pm.