A HAMPSHIRE charity has announced changes to one of its social groups to include a complimentary light lunch for clients.

Age Concern Hampshire announced the changes to its Kingsclere Social Group, which is designed to offer older adults in the community access engaging activities and companionship. 

The introduction of a light lunch allows clients to enjoy a tasty bite, all the while benefitting from activities to support wellbeing.

Maintaining proper nutrition is crucial for the overall wellbeing of older individuals, especially when faced with hurdles due to reduced mobility.

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Recognising the need for simplicity, the new initiative ensures older members of the community have access to an affordable lunch in a warm and friendly space.  

Fundraising manager at Age Concern Hampshire, Brogan Rehill, said: “We’re so delighted to now be offering a light lunch at our Kingsclere social group.

"Our focus is on creating an environment that not only provides engaging activities but also provides companionship and a sense of belonging.

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"The addition of a light lunch is a significant step towards creating a more vibrant and inclusive environment for older adults in Kingsclere."

The weekly group offers a warm and inviting space for older people to make connections, exchange experiences, and build valuable friendships.

Run by committed volunteers, the initiative supports the Kingsclere community by addressing social isolation challenges and promoting active community participation. 

The weekly social group will now take place every Tuesday from 11am to 1pm, and is situated at Rose Hodson Court in Kingsclere.

Prioritising affordability, the sessions are priced at £3 per person, which includes a light lunch and engaging activities.

Founded in 1985, Age Concern Hampshire provides services to the older community of Hampshire.

The charity currently delivers support at care & well-being centres throughout the county, as well as help at home, information via its information hub, foot care clinics, hospital to home services, community information volunteer services and much more.

More information can be found by contacting Age Concern Hampshire at 01962 868545 or at ageconcernhampshire.org.uk.