Some of the young children from the Lego Construction group who meet in the library will be joining the Havant Saturday Club on the day. The children and members of the club will come together to create a variety of models from Lego, making it a fun and intergenerational activity. Tea and cake will also be served during the afternoon.
Run by Brendoncare Clubs, the Havant Saturday Club is one of Brendoncare’s 90+ clubs across Hampshire and Dorset, and meets every Saturday, 1.30pm-3.30pm, at the Havant Library, Meridian Centre, Elm Lane, Havant, PO9 1UN. Each week, members enjoy a varied programme of activities, including quizzes, table games and guest speakers.
Venita Symmons, Brendoncare Club Support, said, “This clubs makes a huge difference to members’ lives. They come together for companionship and fun and look forward to meeting their friends every Saturday. New members and volunteers are always very welcome to come along and join in the fun.
“We are so looking forward to our members and the children playing together and building Lego models. Multi generational interactions can have some truly beneficial effects on both older people and children. Older people feel invigorated and happier and the children learn how to interact with older people.”
Brendoncare Clubs exists as a charity to champion positive, healthy ageing. Brendoncare believes in a society where every older person feels valued and included in their community and where no one feels alone. The clubs provide a friendly, fun, relaxed and supportive environment where older people can meet other club members, make friends and develop strong peer support networks. These networks are crucial when problems more prevalent to older age occur, such as the poor health or the loss of a partner or close friend.
More information about the Havant Saturday Club and Brendoncare Clubs can be found on the charity’s website https://www.brendoncare.org.uk/clubs or by telephoning 01962 857099.