Royston ‘Meet and Eat’ club invites senior citizens to lunch
A ‘Meet and Eat’ club in Royston is inviting older people to make and share a delicious meal together once a week.
The ‘Meet and Eat’ aims to bring together older people through a shared love of food. Participants can get involved in as much or as little as they like during the sessions, from meal preparation and cooking, to socialising and savouring the delicious two course meals that are created and served.
The sessions take place every Thursday in the lounge at Queensway Sheltered Housing, Queensway, Royston, SG8 7AW from 11am to 1pm and are open to all older people in Royston and the surrounding area. Each meal costs £3.
Meet and Eat in Royston is a partnership initiative between North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) and settle, formerly known as North Hertfordshire Homes.
The initiative aims to help people achieve goals including:
- Encouraging people to eat well - eating alone has been shown to be one of the biggest barriers to eating well
Improving people’s appetites - eating in the company of others has been shown to improve appetite
- Providing a sense of achievement - working with others to create a meal can create a sense of achievement and satisfaction
Cllr Tony Hunter, NHDC’s Executive Member for Community Engagement said, "This is a wonderful idea that brings together older residents from the local area who may not have met before. It gives people the opportunity to bond and make friends in an informal setting and we wish it well in the future."
Wendy, who attends the group said: "It’s good fun. It’s a nice group and everyone has a laugh. It makes my week!’
Sheila, another member of the group, said: "It’s a great way to meet others. You’re never too old to join a lunch club!"
For more information, or to book a place at the Meet and Eat, please contact Jane or Siobhan on 01763 243108 or 01763 247969.