Talk, Eat, Drink (T.E.D.) in East Lindsey and Age UK Lindsey have combined forces to host an event called ‘Spotlight on Ageing’; an opportunity to showcase organisations that support older people in Horncastle. The event will take place on Wednesday 21st March, 10am-12pm at Stanhope Hall, Horncastle.

Jules Arthur, T.E.D. Network Development Co-ordinator, said “The Spotlight on Ageing event is focused on the positive aspects of ageing and gives the Horncastle community the opportunity to find out more about what services and activities are available to the over 50’s. It also gives us an opportunity to find out what people would like to see in their community.”

The event will also be welcoming Brian Burbridge, Mayor and Chair of Horncastle Town Council who will be attending with the Mayor’s Consort.

A number of organisations that aim to support older people will be in attendance, showcasing a variety of activities, opportunities and groups for older people to get involved in. Organisations include:

  • T.E.D. will be showcasing their volunteer opportunities, membership and events and their Age Friendly Business Scheme.
  • SoundLincs will be promoting their new programme New Tricks, an exciting and inclusive programme to establish and sustain music-making groups across the county.
  • Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) will also be showcasing the volunteering opportunities they have available, enabling older people to utilise the skills they gained in their work lives, in a friendly, positive environment.

Age UK Lindsey will be promoting the T.E.D. Befriending and Friendship Hub, which acts as a one stop shop to access befriending support and signposting to social activities available in East Lindsey.

Sue White, Age UK Lindsey Service Manager, says: “This service offers an amazing opportunity to offer support to those needing someone to talk to.

“As a result of this we have already recruited two new lead Befrienders who will help to support volunteers and undertake the assessments for the T.E.D Hub, as well as link to other service providers and GP practices.”