Brent pensioners encouraged to seek volunteering opportunities

Tea Dance attendees Mei-Tay Yeh and Alan Hayles showcase their skills on the dance floor

Tea Dance attendees Mei-Tay Yeh and Alan Hayles showcase their skills on the dance floor - Credit: Archant

Pensioners living in Brent have been encouraged explore volunteering opportunities in a bid combating loneliness among the elderly residents.

People of retirement living in the borough have been also been invited to take part in a number of events offered by Brent Council –including the Tea Dance in which twinkle-toed residents can showcase their competency in ballroom dancing, such as jiving, quickstep and the waltz’s.

Speaking at the Brent Pensioners Forum Annual General Meeting at Brent Civic Centre. Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council, said:

“We want our older people to stay happy, healthy and active in their community for longer, and local communities play a big role in promoting that, helping to involve more residents and the wider community in making Brent an active, friendly and caring place to live.

“Volunteering is a great way of keeping the mind and body active and is also a great way to socialise.”

To find out what events are offer visit http://www.brent.gov.uk/events-and-whats-on-calendar?eventCat=Civic%20centre%20events.


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