Christmas feast for Older people

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Older people from the Dromore town and rural area got that festive feeling on Tuesday 15 December when they were served up a cracker of a Christmas Lunch with a side order of marvellous musical entertainment.

The seasonal event took place in the Right Key building, Dromore, with Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Darryn Causby getting the festivities started with a very personal and touching Christmas message and greeting to all.

The fabulous feast was provided by the Right Key with the Voice of Recovery Choir providing the delightful musical entertainment. Staff from the local Tesco store in Banbridge helped serve the lunch with the all-important Santa Claus arriving to give out treats.

Working in partnership with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and Closing the Gap Project, the event was funded by the Public Health Agency through the Good Neighbourhoods for Ageing Well Project.

The project aims to make the area more age friendly and supportive of our older citizens by encouraging stronger intergenerational relationships and links which can be sustained into the future with the goal of combating loneliness, social isolation and improving mental health and wellbeing.

Various events are planned over the coming months including a Health and Wellbeing Day which will provide useful information and advice and will also see the launch of the Directory of Local services for Older People.

All older peoples groups and individuals are welcome to benefit from the project. For more information contact Wendy Shaw, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council on T: 0284 062 0243.