About this cause
Newmarket Day Centre is a community hub for the over 50s of Newmarket and surrounding villages. We are open Monday to Friday, and no membership is required. Our aim is to enrich the lives of older people, and combat loneliness, isolation and the anxieties that can come with age. Many new friendships are formed here. Our café serves home-made food, breakfast, snacks, lunches and sweet treats. There are lots of activities going on, including craft sessions, live entertainment, guest speakers, befriending dogs and our new memory choir. We also have hairdressers, a beauty therapist, chiropody clinic, hearing aid clinic, a specialist bathing unit, tai chi and computer classes. Through our daily Hot Plate Delivery Service, we deliver over 100 hot meals a week.
How this cause brings people in the community together
It will enable us to run more activities for both current centre users and new ones by giving us an additional space in which to hold these activities. We can broaden the types of activity we offer to appeal to a wider group of people, enhancing our aim of combating loneliness and isolation within the community.