New venue for Bury friendship club

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 January 2015

The Apex in Bury St Edmunds.

The Apex in Bury St Edmunds.

A scheme which brings older people together has a new meeting place.

The Bury St Edmunds (BSE) Friendship Centre was based for more than six years at the Quality Inn on Moreton Hall, but after losing that regular spot the Apex stepped in.

The centre, affiliated to Age UK, is relaunching its services at the Apex on Monday at a special event from 10.30am to 1pm. There will be belly dancing, fitness demonstrations, exhibits from a number of local businesses and other activities.

There will also be a welcome from the mayor of St Edmundsbury and Apex manager Richard Hartley.

Jane Andrews, manager of the BSE Friendship Centre, said: “Preventing and alleviating isolation and loneliness among older people is an important policy of our centre. We encourage the development of friendship and never underestimate the benefits friends can make on a person’s physical and mental health.”

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