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Older residents in Goole invited to join social dining club

Older residents in Goole are being invited to join a new social dining club set up by six volunteers from older people’s charity, Royal Voluntary Service.

The first get-together is due to take place at The Junction Theatre’s Community Room on Thursday March 2 from 2pm to 4pm.

As well as providing a chance for people to enjoy an afternoon of tea and cake and meet new people, the first event will also be an opportunity for people to have their say on how the dining club could best work them.

The creation of the club follows a campaign by Royal Voluntary Service to “Redefine O.A.P” and to recognise the possibilities rather than restrictions of older living. The charity recently made a call for volunteers to help out at an activity that older people can look forward to and come out of feeling joyful and empowered.

If it proves popular, the Dining Club will meet on a regular basis over breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner – depending on what local people want – and together experience good conversation over a wide range of food and cuisines.

Nora Retburg, Volunteer for Royal Voluntary Service’s Social Dining Club in Goole told Our Goole: “Organising the dining club has already been so rewarding. We’re really looking forward to welcoming residents of Goole to help us create something special in the local area, where people can make new friends, eat a nice meal and enjoy a good natter on a regular basis.”

To book a place at the Social Dining Club on Thursday 2nd March, call Royal Voluntary Service volunteer Nora Retburg on 01405 765 744 or email diningclubs@royalvoluntaryservice.co.uk.

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