Harborne, Birmingham

The Crossway

Prime Time 2011 – a “Holiday Club” for over-70s

Posted on September 26, 2011 by Jon

Now in its 4th year, Prime Time was once again an excellent week enjoyed by all – guests and helpers alike. 60 guests attended over the 3 days and were spoilt for choice with an exciting selection of sessions on offer each morning and afternoon. Have a look at the photo gallery to see the fun we had listening to music and talks, playing games, using computers and generally enjoying each other’s company. Guests were treated to a superb 3-course meal each day and plenty of tea, coffee and home-made cakes and biscuits in between times. The week concluded with a short service of Thanksgiving led by Revd Antony Spencer.

This event involved about 60 amazing helpers who organised or provided transport, shifted armchairs, welcomed and assisted guests, cooked, served, cleared up or washed up, led sessions, made drinks, organised games, ran the computers and PA, fed the volunteers, took photos, etc etc. Some brought their dogs; some brought their babies! All worked their socks off. But it was well worth it.

Prime Time gives an opportunity for older people in the church and from the local community to have a really enjoyable week together at a time when many people are on holiday and many clubs or activities are closed. It is a way of helping some more isolated older people to enjoy the company of others, and most of all, Prime Time helps older people feel valued and loved.

Already, we are looking forward to next year………

Catriona Foster
Pastor – Older People


More hat-trying-onLet me tell you what you can do todayThe brass sectionBetty learns to play the double bassLook what I've made!Fun with the wii
Christine trying a hatEven Fred gets to try a hat onComputer cornergames stuffHand Massagemelon for starters
Lunch timeHappy youth washing upRelaxing with a cuppaJackie and Thelma working very hard at a quizHappy generationsDaphne and Jessica have a cuddle
Having a laughService of Thanksgiving

Prime Time 2011, a set on Flickr.

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