Community Cafe Celebrates Success At Open Day

 Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Susan Bagshaw serves 91 year-old Roy Jackson at the Yew Tree Community Café official opening earlier this year.

Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Susan Bagshaw serves 91 year-old Roy Jackson at the Yew Tree Community Café official opening earlier this year.

Celebrations will be in full swing at Beeston’s Yew Tree Court Retirement Living Scheme next month as they host a special open day to mark the success of their Community Café on National Older People’s Day.

On Wednesday 1st October between 9.00am-1.00pm residents will welcome visitors to experience the café for themselves, as well as find out more about the project as it celebrates three months since its launch. This special open day at the Community Café will celebrate the three months since its launch, serving a range of refreshments, with entertainment provided by Magician Roy Bond, Harp player Soraya Vermeulen and Caricaturist Graham Fowell.

The Community Café opened in June as part of a pilot project between the residents of the Council’s Retirement Living scheme Yew Tree Court and Housing Services officers to provide a meeting place that encourages new friendships and helps tackle social isolation. A range of refreshments including tea, coffee, soft drinks, scones, pastries and more are served on a ‘pay as you please’ basis.

Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Strategic Planning, Councillor Milan Radulovic said: “It is incredibly fitting that the Community Café will hold its open day on Older People’s Day as it is a fantastic example of how much older people can bring to the local community.”

“Since its opening, the Community Café has gone from strength to strength and I encourage local people from across Broxtowe to visit the open day and see for themselves the fantastic work that can be achieved when the community comes together.”

This year’s Older People’s Day marks the eighth annual event, which celebrates the contribution older people make to society and encourage different generations to share their skills and experience to create better understanding and respect.

A wide range of other events will take place between Monday 29th September and Saturday 4th October across Broxtowe Borough Council’s Retirement Living Schemes to celebrate the contributions older people make to the local community and help combat negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes of older people.

Broxtowe Borough Council’s Retirement Living Schemes offer self-contained flats or bungalows for people aged 60 or over to maintain their independence and freedom, whilst providing security and peace of mind with 24-hour access to an emergency Control Centre and a Retirement Living Officer during office hours.

Weekly entertainment is organised for all residents within each of the schemes including, games nights, craft activities, fitness sessions, organised day trips, film nights and much more.

For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3037, email housing@broxtowe.gov.uk or visit http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=12622

Alternatively, visit www.youtube.com/broxtowebc to see a video slideshow of the Community Café official opening earlier this year.

See also Yew Tree Court Community Cafe open day

Source: Broxtowe Borough Council Press Release.

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