07:55AM, Monday 10 February 2014
Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East has launched a lunch club at St Mark's Crescent Methodist Church in Maidenhead.
The charity invited Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Andrew Jenner, to open the new 'Opportunity Centre,' in Allenby Road on Thursday, January 30, which will run every Thursday from 9am-3pm.
Organised in partnership with St Mark's, pensioners can attend the church for a hot meal and a chance to socialise.
It will also offer a T'ai Chi and advice about issues including housing, benefits and tax.
Deputy chief executive at Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East, Kevin Griffiths, said:
"Increasing social interaction is undoubtedly a major benefit in reducing social isolation and improving the well-being of older people."
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
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