Community Action provides a service to elderly community members, in particular transportation to and from Malvern Cube for Film Classics. The provision for these groups at the centre is a partnership piece of work that has been in place for over two years.
The activities at the centre help to encourage independent living and to keep active; it prevents isolation and offers a tremendous opportunity for socialising with peers and other members of the community. It is often the case that the film showing is the only time that some of the attendees leave their house in that week.
The centre is convenient and centrally located, the improved access allows the bus driver to safely drop off the group and then securely park without blocking the road.
Aileen Burton added “The centre staff are friendly and approachable, the on site Café is a massive bonus, tea and cake and a chat during the break is an invaluable part of their visit“.
In the future we hope to provide not only film screenings but afternoon tea dances, as this would make a great and more active alternative activity.