Today marked the end of the current format of Connecting with Friends Lunch Club in the ward.
Connecting with Friends was a temporary replacement hastily put together by Garnsychan Partnership to deal with restrictions around Covid which affected their successful lunch club.
The normal venue at Garndiffaith Millennium Hall was too big with over 90 diners as Wales came out of lockdown, this new format allowed smaller groups to meet at various Community Halls in the ward and included entertainment each week for a fiver.
Today they were at the last venue, Varteg Community Centre before returning to the Millennium Hall next week (7th March) where they will once again be able to operate in house at full capacity as all Covid restrictions are now lifted.
Today was a fitting end with one of their oldest diners Gladys celebrating her 91st birthday with the other dinners!
A double celebration indeed!
During those uncertain times, thanks must be given to all volunteers, without you this scheme couldn’t have happened.
Thanks also to Front Row Cafe who supplied the food during the life of Connecting With Friends and to all the venues for supporting the scheme.
Next week Garnteg Primary School Choir will be attending the relaunch to entertain the diners along with a guest artist!
Good luck for next week and I wish you all the success in supporting our elderly residents.
Garnsychan Partnership – Thank You!