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A holiday at home for community's senior citizens
5:53pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
A COMMUNITY’S senior citizens were offered a host of activities as part of a project to give them a holiday at home this week. The event at the St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Brandon, near Durham, included crafts, keep-fit sessions and lunches.
Church lay worker Mary Tribe said: “We heard through the Mid Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP) that we could get funding from the Health Network.
“The funding was made available for work with elderly people who are living on their own and don’t get out as much as they like. We decided to run a holiday at home for a week.”
During the last week pensioners were invited to come along and make new friends, while enjoying a variety of activities.
On Wednesday, more than two dozen people attended a demonstration of crafts by Chrissie Morgan, who works with wool and fibres.
Members of Durham County Council’s leisure and culture department and Age Concern were also involved in activities. Members of St Patrick’s RC Church in Langley Moor helped out, as well.
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