Hugh talks about the Third Age Befriending project’s Stepping On Group and the changes that have taken place throughout this year introducing new members and more varied meeting places:
“I like the group much better now. Before, we always went to the same cafÃ© so I didn’t go too often. But now, I really like trying all the new cafÃ©’s and restaurants. Two years ago, I would not have been able to go into a restaurant or cafÃ©, I would have been too nervous, worried, I just couldn’t have walked in to a restaurant myself. But if I know the group is waiting for me, I’m fine. I’m really pleased I’m doing it.
We’ve been to some really good cafes. I really like the trips we’ve been on too. Everyone gets to put in an idea for a trip. The Steam Railway was one of my suggestions and I’m really looking forward to that. I would never have thought about a boat trip, but Margaret’s idea of the RSPB boat trip sounds great and I’m hoping it’ll be a good day for it.
I think it’s good that more new people are joining us, new faces to chat to. New ideas, too. Yes, I like the group much better now and I come more often than before. All these beautiful ladies there, you see!”
Received: April 2014
Tags: Third Age Befriending