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Club for elderly needs helpers

New Horizons, the club for older people in the area, needs your help!! If you have a few hours free on some Thursdays, please consider becoming a volunteer. As the group continues to grow, drivers are especially needed to pick members up within a five mile radius of Woodbridge and take them to St. Mary’s Hall at around 9.45 and /or pick them up at 2.30 and take them home. The transport is organised on a rota for when it suits you, and you would be reimbursed for mileage to offset the costs.

The members are looking forward to new events on the calendar. In November, we are going to Felixstowe to enjoy lunch followed by the performance of The Old Time Music Hall.

In the meantime, activities continue as usual: after arriving to a welcoming cup (or two!!) of coffee or tea with biscuits, many of the members join in with activities such as art, scrabble, dominos or a game of cards. Some just enjoy a good chat; alternatively they might chose to read the newspapers or a magazine. Several appreciate the opportunity to ask volunteer shoppers to purchase something they need — or maybe they just fancy a treat! And of course, everyone looks forward to the delicious home-cooked two course meal followed by more tea or coffee. Anyone who wishes can also join in with the armchair exercises which are fun as well as beneficial. Afternoon activities include bingo, sing-alongs, darts, skittles, etc.

New Horizons meets weekly on Thursdays from 10am – 2.30pm at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 11 Market Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 4LP. The cost for the day is £8.00 with a small additional fee if you require transport. People over the age of 55 are invited to come along and join us. You can speak to one of our leaders for more information about becoming part of our happy group — we do have a couple of places vacant at the moment — or volunteering. To make arrangements, please phone 07514 364752.

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