Group relaunches to end loneliness

Enjoying the Young at Heart taster day are (front) Pat Watson (96), Betty Wood, Kate Wells and Dorothy Wilde. Back row, organisers Dee Wood and Sue Noble with Vera Clark (centre). ANL-160414-171941001

Enjoying the Young at Heart taster day are (front) Pat Watson (96), Betty Wood, Kate Wells and Dorothy Wilde. Back row, organisers Dee Wood and Sue Noble with Vera Clark (centre). ANL-160414-171941001

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A new group in Skegness which is breaking down barriers for the lonely is planning a relaunch after a disappointing start.

Young at Heart meetings started at Barratt Court in January, but organisers say they were impacted when the cafe adjoining the meeting room closed.

The cafe is now under new management and Waterloo Housing, who own Barratt Court, are organising a free relaunch tomorrow (Thursday) to co-incide with the Queen’s 90th birthday, with refreshments and entertainment including a local singer and Stiltwallkers from 1- 4pm.

Young At Heart first held a taster day in December to promote their daily activity sessions.

Organisers Dee Wood and Sue Noble hoped the venue at the Lancaster Lounge in Barratt Court would become a community hub for people who feel lonely and isolated. Dee and Sue were thrilled with the initial response and hope the group will now take off. Sue said: “We have both worked really hard at this. It’s about getting people out so they are not lonely.”

Clients can book whole or parts of days. For more information call 01754 763037 or 07840347138.

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