Promoting the interests and welfare of senior citizens in Wealden


We arranged two events for Older People’s Day in September and October 2019. A cream tea was held in the lounge at Holy Cross Priory in Cross in Hand – a new venue for us. Fifty people came and we wish the Priory could have accommodated more as some were disappointed when the event proved more popular than we expected, probably because of the beautiful surroundings that many had not visited before.
We welcomed 46 to our main event for Older People’s Day in October – a talk by Lady Crabtree entitled “Growing Old Disgracefully” – a highly entertaining presentation that had everyone chuckling. A delicious tea of sandwiches and cake bites was supplied by the Civic Centre’s Luxford Restaurant and we also managed to fit in a brief Annual General Meeting.
Altogether 114 people attended one or more of these events, and to judge from the evaluation forms that we asked people to fill in at the two Older People’s Day events, they were really enjoyed – about 95% of those present rated the occasions as “Very Good” or “Good” and wrote some very appreciative comments.