Older people enjoy a brew and a boogie at Dundee Festive Tea Dance

IMG_2588Over 100 older people from across Dundee were treated to hot drinks, sweet and savoury snacks, and a dance to some old favourites at a special festive event held in Menzieshill Community Centre.

The Festive Tea Dance was free to attend and organised by staff from Hillcrest Housing Association, Helping Older People Engage, Dial Up, Home from Hospital and Community Cars.

IMG_2579Hillcrest’s community engagement worker, Maureen McLay, said: “It was fantastic to see so many older people enjoy themselves at this fun and engaging event.

“For many older people Christmas can be a lonely time of year so we are extremely grateful to the individuals and business who made this event possible by donating their time and items.

“We would like to thank Clarks Bakery for donating 100 sausage rolls, Scotmid for donating food and cakes, Poundstretcher who kindly supplied the Christmas crackers and DC Thomson for donating magazines.

“It was also fantastic to be supported by Dundee City Council and a few of the local schools and nurseries, who donated cups, Christmas cards and decorations for the party bags.”

IMG_2563Also in the party bags where torches, provided at a discount by Blacks, and an information pack providing a useful guide on what support services are available to older people in and around Dundee.

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