KELSALL’S Age Concern day centre celebrated 20 years of supporting the elderly with a party.
The birthday celebrations took place at the Kelsall methodist Church school room where they have met every week for the past two decades.
The party involved the current 12 members, as well as volunteers both past and present.
Gill Clough who helped set up the group said: “It was a lovely opportunity for every body to get together and celebrate this special group.
“We had a cake and an album of photographs which had been taken over the years to look at which included pictures from the opening of the group, which we all laughed at”
The celebration was however tinged with anxiety as the future of the day centre is under threat.
Age Concern Cheshire has proposed closing all the day centres in Cheshire West and Chester.
Chief executive of Age Concern Cheshire, Jill Walter, said it is part of an “expansion process”. Volunteers and clients have been upset and frustrated by the proposed closures which they claim would see elderly people become increasingly isolated. Mrs Walter met Age Concern Cheshire Trustees on April 22 to make a decision on the proposed closures.
Mrs Walter said this week: “The situation remains unchanged in that the Trustees of Age Concern Cheshire are still waiting for and considering some information and advice they called for. I am not in a position to say when any further information will be available but it may be some weeks.”