In March, the Age Friendly Burnage Partnership Board funded an open day for an age friendly afternoon tea at Kingsburn Hall. Through discussions with local residents living around the Johnnie Johnson Estate, it was found that there were over 40 age-restricted properties but no community room. A group of local older residents started to meet at Kingsburn Hall opposite the estate for afternoon tea on a Monday. They wanted to encourage their neighbours to come out, some of whom they felt were socially isolated.
An action group of local older residents got together in partnership with Kingsburn Hall over several Monday afternoon teas to plan, prepare and advertise for an afternoon tea open day for older residents in their area.
The afternoon was a great success with afternoon tea being served, a table of crafts and a big raffle. The day attracted over 60 older residents from the local area, some of whom met as neighbours for the first time on this day!
The group continue to meet every Monday for Spoons and Ladle afternoon tea from 12-1pm at Kingsburn Hall – Check it out!
814 Burnage Ln,