A NEW day centre has been opened by Age UK at Stamford Hospital.
The Age UK Kesteven programme has opened its doors in the hospital, in Ryhall Road. It will offer services similar to those previously available at the Darby and Joan hall in North Street.
The new centre is located in the John Van Geest wing and has been adapted and equipped to provide day support and friendly surroundings to relax in.
The centre provides care for users with a variety of needs and is set to be developed to meet their own interests and preferences.
Free information and advice is also available along with access to all the services the charity offers.
Service coordinator Tara Dobson said: “It is good to see the vision for the centre becoming reality and for Age UK Kesteven it is the fulfilment which was made to the older people of Stamford when the Darby and Joan Club closed.”
Chairman Gay Baggaley said: “It has been a long and often frustrating process but the quality of the project and the facilities which it will offer will make it all worthwhile.”
The charity has introduced taster days at the centre, which have been well received by those who have attended.
For more information call Age UK Kesteven on 01529 302843, or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/kesteven.