Six Town Housing are running various Christmas parties this month at their retirement living schemes to help tackle isolation. Community Development Workers, tenants and Bury Council’s Care at Home team will be organising activities across the borough.

The first event of the season took place at Moorfield in Radcliffe recently had a festive flower arranging afternoon. The tenants created their own flower arrangements, to give as a gift or keep as decoration, which was followed by a chat with mince pies and refreshments.

Moorfield resident arranging festive flowers

The Talk To Me Café, which is based within Clarks Hill in Prestwich, are running their own Christmas buffet as well for residents. Forever Manchester have donated £200 towards funding the event.

A spokesperson from Six Town Housing, said, “Isolation can be a problem for the elderly, especially at Christmas time, so organising these parties is a great way for the tenants to get together with each other. There will be festive food and entertainment for everyone to enjoy and we hope this will give them a chance to make some new friendships. It’s always great to see the tenants with smiles on their faces.”

The events, which are open to residents of the schemes only, are taking place on the following days.

Mosses House, Bury | Tuesday 10th December, 1-4pm | Christmas meal

Moorfield, Radcliffe | Wednesday 11th December, 1-4pm | Buffet, singer and Christmas quiz

Wellington House, Bury | Thursday 12th December, 1-4pm | Buffet, singer and Christmas quiz

Waverley Place, Radcliffe | Monday 16th December, 1-4pm | Buffet, singer and Christmas quiz

Taylor House, Bury | Wednesday 18th December, 1-4pm | Buffet, singer and Christmas quiz

Harwood House, Tottington | Thursday 19th December, 1 – 4pm | Buffet, singer and Christmas quiz

Clarks Hill, Prestwich | Thursday 19th December, 4pm-7pm | Christmas meal

Top o’th’Fields, Whitefield | Friday 20th December, 2pm-4pm | Buffet, singer and Christmas quiz

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