See how nice and airy is the room. The point is that seniors came together and shared a community space. Everyone was immersed in Norman Minter’s photographs being screened on the wall and everyone had something to contribute. The topic concerned the rebuilding of homes and therefore family life in Palestine.
At Lea Bridge Library on a Monday you never know who will turn up. Everyone is welcome; we share a cuppa and biscuits, get some jokes and stories from each other, share information about what we’re involved in (so there’s a big community day at noon until 6 in Wellesley Road by Queen’s Road on 23rd June!) and we invite a guest. Today’s raffle prizes included Tesco slatted spoons, silver aluminium Betterware cake boards, incense sticks, chocolates, and colour by numbers….(keeps the Dementia at bay). Today’s time included good company and a coming together.
The photographs from Palestine showed people working, really building blocks to a new life, showed matriarchs in their best dresses determined to show strength for the sake of a community, their community. Quite a few of the group members today had travelled to Palestine. One man had been in the Israeli army in combat against Palestine. One octogenarian had narrowly escaped a bomb whilst on a tourist coach.
It was a great after lunch session, again at Lea Bridge Seniors, Lea Bridge Library E10.
There is an update about all the events in the Community Room in Lea Bridge Library on the forthcoming “The Mill Newsletter”, that’s The Mill, Coppermill Lane E17 whose trustees made the sessions for seniors and many other groups’ events possible by simply showing the Borough Council that there was a need.