Some of the Borough’s most vulnerable adults attended the first-ever inclusion event at Dinton Pastures Country Park, on 3 July, as a part of Wokingham Borough Council’s new initiative to combat loneliness.
From feeding the ducks, to crazy golf, it was a chance to get out in the fresh air and socialise. 30 adults from local groups such as the Daffodil Dementia Group and the Rose Buddies (a group for adults with learning difficulties) took part.
The morning started with a gentle walk around Black Swan Lake with the council’s sports and leisure team, before a spot of pond dipping at Tufty’s Corner with a Dinton Pastures ranger. After lunch at the Dragonfly Cafe some of the attendees enjoyed a friendly game of crazy golf while others relaxed in the sunshine. Attendees even had the chance to sign up to the Thames Water extra support service for vulnerable adults.
The day was rounded off with a group sing song and dance accompanied by ukulele band No Strings Attached.
“We are lucky that we live in such a caring borough, with so many kind and compassionate people willing to help those in need,” said Charles Margetts, executive member for health, wellbeing and adult services. “Events like these are at the heart of what we, as a council, wish to achieve.
“If you know of anyone who suffers from loneliness or isolation, I kindly ask you to let them know about the activities we offer and all their benefits. Let’s look out for one another and lend a helping hand.”
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