Consett Community Christmas Lunch

6 December 2017

Our north Durham Wellbeing for Life hub has organised a Community Christmas Lunch at Consett Rugby Club for local clients who need a bit of a boost with some good company at this time of year. Participants will get to enjoy Christmas dinner, games, Bingo and Lingo, coffee and mince pies with some nice company and festive singing on Friday15 December.

After the success of the Christmas Meal last year held at PACT House in Stanley the north hub wanted to repeat this on a larger scale. The feedback was so positive from clients that attended, saying they all had a wonderful day and really valued getting out and meeting some new people.

One client who attended last year said “Thank you to the Wellbeing for Life staff and volunteers for going the extra mile to organise the event. It takes a lot of planning; however it is worth when you see how much everyone enjoys the day. The service provides a vital link into the community to those who can be socially isolated because of restricted mobility, bereavement or their family and friends don’t live close by. Health trainers encourage people to get out and about – even if it’s just to the end of the garden – and to stay active.”

Evidence suggests that those with strong social and community networks are more likely to be healthier, happier and live longer.