Tea dance helps get older generation active

Alexandra Sacker from Home Instead Enfield on the simple joy of a May Day tea dance

As many of you know a rainy Bank Holiday Monday can be a boring affair. Neighbours and relatives may have gone away for the weekend, public places are busier than usual and public transport is less reliable.

That’s where a tea dance becomes a welcome distraction, and this was the case at the beginning of May, when the community of Enfield had an opportunity to get together over a cup of tea, sandwiches and cake in the wonderful Lancaster UR Church Hall in Armfield Road.

The troops were entertained by professional entertainer Ian who is well known in and around Enfield, and some participants broke into
an impromptu line dancing session which got everyone up to give it a go. It was a lot of fun and people left with a huge smile on their face, despite the downpouring of rain outside.

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Home Instead Enfield is a local private care provider supporting the community at home with tailored care to suit the individuals needs. We also successfully run a bi-weekly memory lunch club aimed at those with and without memory issues and on occasions organise
events such as this one.

Home Instead Charities, whose tenth birthday is celebrated this year, supports such projects with grants that allow for heavily subsidised events like last year’s silver Sunday day trip to Southend.

The May Day Tea Dance raised over £100 towards a future event and Home Instead Enfield is planning a couple of fundraisers this year to grow the pot for another day trip in 2025.

For more information about care support at home, clubs or events run by Home Instead Enfield:
0203 6418 870
Visit homeinstead.co.uk/enfield

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