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Age UK B&NES’ Midsomer Norton Hub celebrate 1st anniversary – 27 September 2016

Hub celebrates first anniversary


Age UK B&NES’ Midsomer Norton Hub will celebrate its first anniversary at a special event on Tuesday September 27. 


The free event will be held at The Somer Centre between 12-2pm, and will also celebrate international Older People’s Day. 


The local charity is inviting over 55s to come along, enjoy some refreshments, and find out more about wide range of events and activities the Hub offers.


The Stroke Association will also attend and will be offering free blood pressure testing, stroke prevention information and friendly advice.

Since its launch the Hub has proven incredibly popular with local older people. Because of its success, in May it moved from its original location, The Masonic Hall, to larger premises at The Somer Centre.


Age UK B&NES was also recently awarded the title of Community Group of the Year by Midsomer Norton Town Council for its work at the Hub.

Ketyn Jepson, from Age UK B&NES, said: “We’re delighted with the success of our activities in the town, and we can see how much they benefit local older people. The celebration event on September 27 is free and open to anyone – we would love to welcome some new faces to the Hub.”

Janet Dabbs, chief executive of Age UK B&NES, added: “I’d like to thank everyone in the team for all their hard work, especially the volunteers that are essential to our success.”


Regular activities at The Hub include:


An Extend exercise class ?from 10am until 11am every Tuesday, which cost £3 including refreshments.


Short walks take place on the first and third Tuesday of the month, leaving the Hub ?at 11.15am and returning for refreshments. The walks are about a mile long and are aimed at all levels of mobility, led by trained walk leaders. Participants are encouraged to pay an annual subscription of £15 which entitles them to walk with any of the charity’s walking groups in the area. There is no need to book, just turn up at The Hub before ?11.15am.


Cook & Eat sessions are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month ?from 11.30am-2pm. The sessions cost £5 which includes ingredients and tuition. At the end of the session, participants get to enjoy the meal they have cooked.


Other activities include Singing for Fun at Orchard Hall ?at 2.30pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month and Book Buddies who meet at Midsomer Norton Library ?at 10am on the third Tuesday of the month.


Age UK B&NES is a local charity that supports around 12,000 older people, their families and carers every year, with essential services. It is always looking for more support, funding as well as volunteers.


You can find out more about the charity at

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