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Deputy mayor to open Swaffham’s new Radis Community Care day centre for over 55s

A leading care provider is aiming to give a former day centre a brand new lease on life.

Radis Community Care will be opening the doors to a day centre in Swaffham with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, with the deputy town mayor Cllr Paul Darby set to do the honours.

Since 2001, Radis Community Care has been helping vulnerable adults and children across England and Wales – and is now set to make a difference to the community in Swaffham.

A new day centre will be opening in Swaffham for over 55s
A new day centre will be opening in Swaffham for over 55s

The John Chapman Day Centre is aimed at the over 55s in the area in a bid to help the people of Swaffham make meaningful connections, combat loneliness, and improve their health and wellbeing.

Radis Community Care has carefully curated an activities programme suitable for all abilities.

Based at The Old Maltings Extra Care Service in the town, the day centre will be hosting a fun-filled open day for the whole family to enjoy while providing people with the perfect opportunity to discover the centre, learn more about the services on offer, and meet the Radis team.

The new day centre that will be opening up
The new day centre that will be opening up

The open day is aimed at those who want to find out more about the new hub, and will also be jam-packed with interactive activities for everybody to get involved with, including arts and crafts, balloon artists, dancing, and a variety of music-themed activities.

Kris Oughton, national activities lead at Radis Community Care, said: “The John Chapman Day Centre used to be the place to be, it was the heart and hub of Swaffham village – and that is what we aim to achieve once again.

“The day centre will play an integral role in the community, bringing people together.”

Mr Oughton also said that everybody is welcome to attend the open day, and the extra care team from The Old Maltings will be on hand to answer any questions that people may have.

“It’s important that we can provide people with the opportunity to meet new people, stay active with gentle exercises, and offer nutritious food,” he said.

“We’re much more than a day centre, but a lifeline to so many.”.

Moving forwards, the John Chapman Day Centre will be open three days a week, between the hours of 10am and 3pm, where can meet new friends, get involved in various fun activities, and enjoy a hot healthy lunch.

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