Communicare is hosting the lunches at Meon Court sheltered housing, off Cheriton Avenue, on the last Thursday of the month from 11.30am until 2.00pm starting 31st January 2019.
Communicare Manager, Annie Clewlow explained: “Our lunch club is staffed by our committed, kind-hearted Communiteers, who act as good neighbours, generously providing a natter, cuppa, lunch and a game of Scrabble or similar social activities, as well as other practical and emotional support. We launched our club in Harefield in November but will be officially up and running from the New Year onwards.
“We’re keen for more diners who would like to join us in January, when we kick off the club in earnest, and are, also, always happy to hear from anyone who could help out with the cooking, serving or could spare a few minutes to act as drivers to bring people to the club if they do not have their own car or are unable to get to Meon Court using public transport. We have a wonderful team of Communiteers who volunteer and give up their time to cook and serve the meals at our lunch club and a group of attendees keen to come along to meet others and have lunch together.”
“The lunch club is open to anyone who would like to join us and costs £4 per person for a main course, dessert and tea or coffee. All the dishes are home-cooked meals by our dedicated team of Communiteers. As well as the food, there’s a chance to chat and take part in afternoon activities. We are looking at bringing in speakers from the local history group and physical activities like a chair-based exercise class, as well as crafts, games and quizzes.”
As well as hosting these lunches, Communicare’s Good Neighbours’ Network supports nearly 350 individuals/families annually, covering more than 600 different tasks such as one-to-one befriending and transport to activities.
All the general assistance offered is free to users, although beneficiaries are invited to make a donation if they are able, and Communiteers are offered expenses.