The doors to the Past Times Café are set to open again this Autumn as the Cam Woodfields-based friendship group for older residents moves to a new venue in Springfields Court.
The weekly club which is free to residents of the Cam Woodfields area, will meet every Wednesday afternoon from 10 September, 1pm-3pm in the Community Room at Springfields Court in Cam.
As well as enjoying a cup of tea and a chat with friends, there will also be different activities on offer each week including arts and crafts, gentle exercise, dance, music, reminiscence, knitting and talks.
The friendship group is organised by local community organisation World Jungle and was made possible with funding from People’s Health Trust using money raised by HealthTotal through The Health Lottery. It aimed to help combat feelings of loneliness and isolation within the older sections of the community.
Initially just planned for a short period, the group proved so popular with local residents that plans were put forward to extend the project and reopen the café this Autumn.
Rosheen Windsor who helped to establish the group will be joined by Fiona Campbell from World Jungle to run the café each week. Rosheen explains:
“The Past Times Café has made a real difference to people’s lives, providing a welcoming space for people to get together socially and enjoy a range of activities.
The benefits to how you feel just by getting out of the house, having a chat with friends, or getting to try something new, or go somewhere different, are huge.
We are delighted to be able to continue to run and develop the friendship club and look forward to inviting both regulars and new members to our new venue in Springfields Court.”