Cafe gathering in Keighley

Members of Keighley’s different communities gather at the town’s civic centre for their cafe entertainment

Members of Keighley’s different communities gather at the town’s civic centre for their cafe entertainment

First published in News

Older people from Keighley’s Ukrainian and Italian communities gathered for the launch of the district’s latest well-being cafe.

The venture, which is being held once a month, is aimed at vulnerable senior citizens in Keighley with a European background.

The cafe allows older people to meet, eat and socialise, as well as take part in activities such as dancing or watching entertainers. Those attending also gain access to support services provided by the council and other agencies.

Chris Ireson, who oversees the well-being cafes, said: “People make new friends at the cafes – it gives them something to look forward to.

“The cafes are a preventative service. We make sure we are helping to keep people in their own homes.”

The new Keighley cafe, which meets at Keighley Civic Centre in North Street, is aimed at nationalities such as Polish, Slovakian and Austrian, as well as Italian and Ukrainian.

A separate well-being cafe runs at the Sangat Centre in Lawkholme for South Asian elders.

Contact Irene Cyhanko on 01535 606894.

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