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Social venture for elderly opens its doors at Ilkley's King’s Hall venue
9:00am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A new venture designed to combat social isolation and loneliness in older people will be officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Khan Hussain, tomorrow.
Open House for Seniors meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at St George’s Hall in Bradford where it launched a decade ago.
But the growth in popularity has prompted its expansion into The King’s Hall and Winter Gardens in Station Road, Ilkley, where the group has been invited to host a session from 10am until 2pm on Fridays.
Tomorrow’s event will see Ilkley Parish Council chairman Councillor Mike Gibbons welcome guests from 10.30am before the Lord Mayor officially opens the drop-in centre.
There will be a speech by Jonathon Wright, an Ilkley resident who is chairman of the Age UK board of trustees for Bradford and District. Age UK has supported the Open House in Bradford since it opened ten years ago.
There will also be poetry reading and light refreshments provided by Steve Charlesworth, owner of The Loafer bakery.