08:05AM, Sunday 31 August 2014
A new day centre was officially opened at Lady Elizabeth House in Boyn Hill Avenue on Wednesday
It has been up and running for a year, but it was officially launched with the planting of a rose and a celebratory lunch.
Royal Borough cabinet member for adult services and health, Cllr David Coppinger, was joined by day centre regular, 85-year-old Bertha Selby, to do the honours.
The centre was moved from Gardner House in Gardner Road, which the council decided to close in 2012.
It provides both Lady Elizabeth House tenants and other senior people in the community with a venue for social activities.
"It allows people to interact with others, exercise, keep fit and keep the mind alert," said its manager, Debra Shirley.
"It's been open for about a year and it's been a great success."
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