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OPAL Outing to West Kirby & a 'Call to Arms' from Tattenhall OPAL Club

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Sun, sea, sand, ice cream cornets and a traditional fish & chip lunch!

And so it was that on 21 June, members of OPAL had a fantastic day outing to West Kirby!

(members are insistent to tell you that they are not wheelchair bound but that for ease of movement, then why not?).

Why not indeed but WE NEED YOU!

So, what is OPAL?
A social club: 'Older People Active Lives'

What are the aims of OPAL?
To enrich the lives of older people and carers, enabling them to socialise more. We aim to provide a social environment for older members of our community who, for a number of reasons, may experience a degree of social isolation.

Where and when do we meet?
Currently we meet once a week in Tattenhall at the Barbour Institute between 10.30am-2.30pm.

How do I get to the Barbour Institute?
Transort is provided by volunteers to ensure that you get down to the Institute where all members enjoy a locally prepared two course lunch every week!

What do we do?
We enjoy each other's company and taking part in a variety of activities which often include quizzes, exercise, crafts, games, singing, talks and demonstrations. We also organise day trips and meals out on a regular basis e.g. Llandudno, canal trips, garden centres, fish & chips at West Kirby and by invitation of Mrs Barbour, a visit to Bolesworth Castle.

Volunteers — WE NEED YOU
OPAL is largley run by volunteers who take on a variety of roles which may, for example, include organising the day's activities as a 'key-worker', providing transport as a driver, acting as a general helper at our meetings, administration tasks or providing/participating in activities.

We are in urgent need of volunteers! Volunteering is rewarding and flexible -- we simply need you for as little or as much time as you might be able to offer.

A shortage of volunteers is a continuous threat to our operation and we are at present critically short of volunteers in all aspects of the Tattenhall Opal Club.

Brenda Platt is our Organiser — Please ring her on 07851 104210.

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