Seniors

BECKINGTON DAY CENTRE

The aim of the Day Centre is to bring together lonely, elderly people, for companionship. Meetings are held in Lahs Place Community Hall every Monday. Elderly people come from Beckington, Rode and Frome. Their age range is 73 to 91.

There are 13 helpers, including drivers.

Members pay a small amount each week to cover the cost of morning coffee, hot lunch and an afternoon cup of tea and a biscuit. The Centre receives a grant from Social Services. Volunteers driving private cars provide transport who are paid a mileage rate.

Activities are arranged for members and these include handicrafts, card games, bingo, two coffee mornings a year, Holy Communion once a month, outside speakers and visitors, talks, visits by school children, the occasional outing, quizzes and Christmas entertainment.