Thursday coffee morning. 6th June 2019

Thursday coffee morning 6th June

Our usual crowd of 60 turned up to meet with friends, have a coffee and celebrate birthdays. The art table continue to bring in their paints and use the time to water colour or crayon. How they concentrate with all the noise is amazing.

David working on his painting despite the hubub of the coffee morning

We also had visits from our Hear to Help colleagues who checked people’s hearing aids, and from two local PCSO’s who drop in when they can to listen to anyone’s concerns, which this time were around difficulties using a motorised scooter with cars parked on pavements  and also drones!

We also welcomed Dr Kinsley Purdam , and two students from Manchester University, who gave a brief report on older people’s voting habits. They also carried out a short survey with some of our members to further their research, including questions about the  importance of voting and their experiences of Brexit. Interestingly once people reach the age of 85 years it appears they stop voting so it was useful to introduce Dr Purdam to 98 year old Rose who still does! He  will be returning to do the December History talk, so please come along as it is interesting work.

Dr Kinsley Purdam talking about older people’s voting habits