There are lots of Christmas events taking place throughout December that you can get involved with at the Ageless Thanet Feelgood Factory. Ageless Thanet is a Big Lottery Funded project that aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness in people over 50 who live in Thanet.
According to research conducted by Age UK, approximately 450,000 people over the age of 65 will be spending Christmas alone.
Ian Barker, Ageless Thanet Wellbeing Programme Manager, said: “We know that the Christmas period can be an intensely lonely time for many older people. We would really encourage people to go along and join in with Christmas events in their community and have some festive fun”.
The Feelgood Factory is at 80 High Street, Margate.
Thursday, December 20, 2:30pm
Christmas Movie Afternoon
Friday, December 21, 11am-2pm
Ageless Thanet has also funded some Christmas events through their Community Fund. Local resident Suzi is running a free Christmas lunch on Friday, December 7 at The Hussar in Garlinge, for people over 50 who might be feeling lonely or isolated. Places are limited so please call Suzi on 07810 774 226 to book.
The Mosaic Cat is also putting on Merry Melodies, a free concert for Thanet’s over 50s of live music, readings and singalongs.
December 7, 10:30am
St. Peter’s Memorial Hall
December 11, 10am
Minster Village Hall
December 14, 2pm
The Centre, Birchington