Older people living in Peasedown St John are being invited to a free Christmas lunch, organised and hosted by the village’s Residents’ Association.
Featuring a traditional festive Christmas meal and Christmas sing-a-longs, this is the fifth year running the association has hosted the event.
Joy Gosz, Chair of the Association, said: “We really appreciate the role that older people play in Peasedown, and the contribution they’ve made to village life over the years.
“This is another way for us to say thank you, and to ensure they’re treated, with all the trimmings, this Christmas time.”
The Christmas meal for the elderly, and also a Festival Party for children, are being sponsored by B&NES Councillor Karen Walker (Independent) through her Ward Councillors’ Initiative Fund.
She said: “Christmas can be a lonely time of the year, especially for older people. Statistics increasingly show that those aged 70 and older are seeing fewer people, day to day, and are eating alone more often.
“This is why events like the Residents’ Association Christmas meal are important. They bring people together and break down barriers of isolation.
“I’ve therefore donated £100 from my Initiative Fund to the Association’s Christmas events this year.”
The Peasedown St John Residents’ Association Older Person’s Christmas meal will be held on Thursday 14th December, at 1pm at St John’s Close Room.
To reserve a place and for more details contact the Residents Association Chair, Joy Gosz on 07895 572411, or Rose Timperley on 07902 266384.
Entertainment will be provided.
The Association’s Children’s Christmas Party is on Saturday 16th December, 2pm – 5pm also at the same venue. The event will involve decorating the new Christmas Tree on The Green.
Those wishing to send their child(ren) to the event can also contact Joy or Rose.