Pen­sion­ers en­joy a sing-along

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

MOAT Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion hosted an af­ter­noon of en­ter­tain­ment for Stan­hope es­tate’s most se­nior res­i­dents. Mon­day’s event was or­gan­ised to nur­ture the ex­ist­ing sense of com­mu­nity in the area which is un­der­go­ing a multi-mil­lion pound re­de­vel­op­ment. It aimed to en­cour­age pen­sion­ers to par­tic­i­pate in so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties and make them aware of haz­ards in the home. Every­one at­tend­ing re­ceived a pair of new slip­pers to help them to over­come the nu­mer­ous ac­ci­dents caused an­nu­ally by ill-fit­ting and worn out ones. The af­ter­noon also en­cour­aged them to join Sil­ver Threads, Stan­hope’s so­cial club for the over 55s that meets ev­ery Tues­day for two hours from 1.30pm. Adrian Chap­man pro­vided mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment for res­i­dents to dance and sing along to be­fore a cream tea. Com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Jo Ay­lott said: “Moat is keen to nur­ture the strong sense of com­mu­nity at Stan­hope and en­cour­age par­tic­i­pa­tion for all mem­bers of the neigh­bour­hood.”

Pic­ture Gary Browne pd1492205

Frank and Palma Laughton with en­ter­tainer Adrian Chap­man

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