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Local day centre needs your help

Members of Greenacres day centre

Published on 30 March 2022 11:01 AM

Members of Greenacres day centre in Shrewsbury are appealing for volunteers to help provide a lovely day once a week for older people in the surrounding area.

Greenacres day centre meets every Wednesday, 10.00am-3.00pm at the Greenacres Community Room, Corbett Close in Harlescott. Volunteers arrive a little earlier to set up and welcome members as they arrive. Helpers make and serve drinks and a hot two course lunch, wash up, help with a range of social activities, and chat to members.

Volunteer organiser for the Greenacres day centre, Elizabeth Baldwin said: ‘Our day centre is a lovely place where people meet for companionship, enjoy a meal together and have some fun. They have all said they feel so welcomed and look forward to attending every week.’

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: ‘Our day centres can be a lifeline for many older people, especially those who live in relative isolation. Social interaction, a hot meal, interesting activities and outings are all provided by volunteers, who make a real difference to the lives of older people.’

If you can spare a few hours one day a week, are considering volunteering and want to visit the day centre before you decide, please contact our Volunteering team on 01743 233 123 or email

Training and support will be provided by Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin and out of pocket expenses are paid.

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