Dine & dance success
The eighth Dine & Dance event took place on Wednesday 7 December, which tenants over the age of 55 were invited to for an afternoon of festive fun.
Over 60 people attended the event held at Heslam Park in Scunthorpe and was completely free of charge. Attendees had lunch, enjoyed games, and entertainment all provided, along with the opportunity to celebrate the festive season together.
Tackling social isolation and getting people together was the aim of the event, and it gave tenants the chance to meet new people and spend time with friends and Ongo colleagues.
Wendy Wolfe, Customer Experience Manager said “The event was a great success with everyone enjoying the afternoon.
“These kinds of events are a great way to involve people from our retirement schemes who may not socialise much or have many plans over the Christmas period, they may live alone, and this gives them the chance to meet people and have some fun.
“Seeing the happy smiling faces of the residents taking part, joining in with the games and singing to the music makes it a special afternoon and gives something back to our residents.”
The afternoon included a photo booth, bingo, a raffle and music for those who wanted to dance or sit and listen.
Keith Riley, one of our tenants, said, “I have been coming every year since the first one in 2014, I love it. It’s a great event and I would urge people to come next year.”
Sue Nicholson, another tenant added, “Today has been a great atmosphere, the food was as lovely as always and I won two prizes on the raffle.”
“It’s an amazing event Ongo do, and I come every year. It’s fantastic and I love being part of it.”
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