Day centre facilities get makeover
Published 21 Apr 2012 06:30 0 Comments
A CHARITY for older people is celebrating nearing the end of a £12,500 refurbishment project at its day centre.
Some painting remains to be done at the day centre run by Age Concern Bracknell Forest (ACBF) in Forest Park, but new flooring has now been put in, the toilets refurbished and the bathroom converted into a more flexible wet room.
The Mayor of Bracknell Forest, Cllr Chris Turrell, nominated ACBF as his charity of the year, and visited the centre on Monday  to see the improvements. He said: "I am pleased that these new facilities are available, and look forward to providing more help for the day centre with the money I am raising for my mayor's charity collections."
Bob Pennell, chairman of ACBF, an independent charity, said: "Chris is very sympathetic to our aims and has given lots of practical advice and encouragement as well as a new focus to boost the charity's fundraising and promotion this year."
The centre, which provides entertainment and hot meals for older people, many with dementia, has seen much of its carpet replaced with new easy-to-clean, non-slip flooring. Also, the office carpet and many windows and blinds have been replaced.
The work has been carried out thanks to grants from local businesses and councils, in particular Bracknell Forest and Bracknell Town Councils.
The charity also provides information and advice for over 50s.
ACBF will hold its annual sponsored Spring Walk on Sunday, May 13. Walkers will register at the day centre in World's End Hill at 9.30am before setting off at 10am to walk in Swinley Woods.
Call 01344 428074 or see www.ageconcernbracknell.org.uk