Make new friends at one of our OPEL day centresWould you, or an older person you know, like the chance of a regular day out? An Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin day centre could be the answer.

We’re offering older people living in Newport, Market Drayton, Bridgnorth, St Georges, Hadley, Dawley and Oakengates the opportunity to join one of our OPEL (Older People Enjoying Life) day centres.

Run by volunteers, each centre is very friendly and welcoming and membership is for people aged 60 years and over. The centres provide a weekly day out socialising with other people and the chance to enjoy a range of organised activities and occasional outings. Transport to the venue is provided as well as tea, coffee, and a hot lunch, all for just a small charge.

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said, ‘We currently have a number of places available at our day centres for local residents and we’re inviting older people from those areas to come and join us. It’s a great way of meeting with others, joining in fun activities such as quizzes, bingo, talks and trips and a two course hot lunch is always served. Transport to and from home is provided and members have access to their local Age UK and all of its services.’

If you would like to become a member or know of anyone who could benefit from joining a day centre, please contact Lois Clifford on 01952 201 803 or email

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