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21st Sep, 2021

Afternoon tea, knit and natter and bingo among activities for Solihull's older people set to restart

WHAT a great combination – the traditional cuppa and a cake or two and memories of by gone days between the 1940s and 1980s.

That is the way the Abbeyfield communities at Hampton House and Ashleigh Road in Solihull will to be celebrating getting back into community activities after the pandemic.

On Thursday, August 19, a new programme of sessions will be launched – all run by volunteers at the independent living and extra care houses in Solihull.

There will be a mixture of Knit and Knatter, bingo, Moments (including tea and memories), health and wellbeing, Stories for the Soul, afternoon teas and lots more

It is hoped more people from the community will want to come and join in as volunteers or participants.

On the Thursday there is an introductory afternoon, with tea and cakes, music and an art activity, so things can start as soon as possible in September.

Abbeyfield offers new apartments (Hampton House – renting or buying) and an older traditional house (Ashleigh Road) all with two meals a day as standard.

The Abbeyfield Society was a charity which was started in the 1950s by social pioneer Richard Carr-Gomm, who understood how important it was to combat loneliness among the over 55s.

There are now Abbeyfield homes all over the world.

For more details, call Nicola on 0121 709 4025.

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