Fenland day centre reunites with friends as they return from Covid-19 lockdown
- Credit: Archant
From quizzes to arts and crafts, a Fenland day centre was able to meet up with friends again as they reopened for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.
The Oasis Day Centre in Wisbech was suspended on March 23 owing to government advice, but on Tuesday, October 13, they were able to reopen their doors.
The centre, run by Age UK, has been phoning, checking on welfare, sending and delivering masks and newsletters, visiting and delivering supplies to older people in the community.
Lynne Hayden, day service team leader at Age UK for Wisbech, Huntingdon and Cambridge, said: “Staff adapted the group activities and crafts to ensure social distancing rules are adhered to, without compromising the members’ enjoyment.
“We offer lots of varied activities, chair-based exercises, quizzes, bingo, arts and crafts delivered safely with individualised activity packs.
You may also want to watch:
“A hot meal is offered at lunchtime and refreshments are offered throughout the day.”
Age UK day centres help people to live at home for longer by combatting loneliness and social isolation.
- 1 Homeless champion delighted as young couple finally have shelter
- 2 Chief executive takes 'personal oversight' of inquiry into deputy leader's farm tenancy
- 3 Frightened cancer patient with Covid relieved as hospital extend stay
- 4 Cops 'cash and carry' raid nets 108 cannabis plants and £100,000
- 5 The Queen Elizabeth Hospital launches Covid-19 patient helpline
- 6 Former Top Gear star Rory Reid spotted filming with Lamborghini
- 7 Coroner records Wisbech teenager’s death as suicide
- 8 High life ends for Bentley owning drug dealer
- 9 Rough sleepers helped from tents pitched on private land
- 10 Man suffers serious injuries after two-vehicle crash on A47