Portadown Senior Citizens go out to lunch

Four older people sit at a table.
Everyone had a great time at the lunch

Edgarstown Residents Association used our Community Cohesion funding to take 50 local senior citizens out to lunch earlier this month.

The event, held in Epworth Methodist Church Hall, was a great opportunity for residents to make new friends and share fond memories of living in the area.

They also picked up tips on improving their mental health from motivational speaker, Billy Dickson, and enjoyed listening to Hart Memorial Primary School’s choir and local singer Bobby Abraham.

At the pensioners lunch, Phyllis Abraham from Edgarstown Residents Association, said:

“January can be a difficult time of year, especially for older people in our community as their loved ones are usually back at work now Christmas is over so they spend a lot of time on their own.

“By holding this event we want to show our senior citizens how much we value them and give them the confidence to play an active role in our community.”

Our South Area Manager, John McCartan, explains why the housing body funded this special event for senior citizens:

“Our Community Cohesion funding is there to help communities to bring people of different backgrounds and ages together. This lunch was a great opportunity for elderly residents to socialise, learn and have a bit of fun.

“We would like to thank Phyllis and everyone in Edgarstown Residents Association for running such a fantastic event.”

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