Charity brings summer joy to older people in Wallington

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Triangle Day Care Wallington Event 110615 (2)Triangle Community Services’ Day Care Wallington held a summer party for service users, their friends and family.

The aim of the event was to bring summer fun to the older people who visit the day service. The day started as usual with an Oomph session, a fun exercise class for older people, to get everyone in the mood. The group then enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch and a glass of Pimms in the sunshine. Performer Roger Channing provided the afternoon entertainment, playing all of the old classics and inspiring people to get up and have a dance,

With nearly half of all people aged 75 and over living alone[1] and over half a million older people who leave their house only once a week[2], Triangle Community Services is aiming to bring the joys of summer to older service users and encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of the day care facilities in Wallington.

Triangle Community Services is the new trading name for Friends of the Elderly Group’s community services. The Wallington event is part of the organisation’s summer activity programme for service users, which will include parties, coffee mornings, seaside trips and days out.

Mark Wilson, Director of Care for Triangle Community Services, commented on the day: “The event was a huge success. It was great to see so many service users and their guests enjoying the sunshine, food and entertainment. Summer is such a joyful time, so it is very important to us that our service uses have lots of opportunities to enjoy the season, especially if they can no longer experience day trips and holidays.”

Ann Hill, who attends Triangle Day Care Wallington, thoroughly enjoyed the day saying: “It was a beautiful party. The weather was gorgeous, the food was exceptional and everyone was made welcome. We all had a fantastic time.”

[1] (General Lifestyle Survey 2010, table 3.3 (GB), ONS, 2012)

[2] (Age UK (2010) Promoting Mental Health and Well-being in Later Life A guide for commissioners of older people’s services, Age UK)

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