Texan Tea Party delights Southwark Pensioners

Katherine Johnston (08 August, 2018)

Ex-Mayor impressed with line dancing skills

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More than one hundred OAPs have attended Southwark Pensioners’ first ever Texan Tea Party, held this month at Elephant and Castle.

The event saw senior citizens line dancing – with former Mayor and southwark councillor Charlie Smith wowing the crowd with his toe-tapping skills, with music from DJ David Murray.

The party, held at Elephant Park, is the latest to be held by Southwark Pensioner’ Centre.

The charity helps older people across the borough to continue to lead happy and fulfilling lives, whatever their age.

Its director, Cathy Deplessis, says last year the organisation gave support to nearly one thousand people over the age of fifty – as well as their families and carers.

Recent projects  include setting up a men’s group, raising awareness of dementia, and advising people on how to save money on utility bills.

She told the News: “The party brought members, guests and service users together for a fantastic time in the fabulous new Elephant park.

“Trying new things and making new friends helps older people stay active and connected with their communities, improving their health and well-being.”

Councillor Charlie Smith joins the line dancers

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