Tea party fun for 350 sheltered housing residents
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities
Residents from the Birchfield scheme enjoy their afternoon tea. From left, Jacqueline Myers and Brenda Knowles
Around 350 older people from across Tameside came together for one of the biggest parties in town.
Residents living in New Charter’s 23 sheltered housing schemes were invited to a special tea party hosted by their landlord to encourage them get to know each other and make new friends.
The Victorian-themed event was held at the New Charter Academy in Ashton on 1 August, complete with afternoon tea to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Dance troupe The Kathleen Doherty School of Irish Dancing and singer Erick Erickson provided live entertainment for guests.
Tony Powell, New Charter’s executive director of neighbourhoods said: “2012 is a year of celebrations and we wanted to do something to get older people involved in events to recognise how much they are valued in our community.
“We’ve organised transport for tenants to get to the party and it’s a great social event that gives them a chance to mix with other people and have some fun.”
Ashton-based Coles Catering provided and served the afternoon tea.
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