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The Reader’s Shared Reading groups come to Croydon

Posted on July 27th, by The Reader in Politics & Society. No Comments

Shared Reading groups provide an informal space to discover great literature

In September 2017, The Reader, an award-winning charitable enterprise, started a new project in Croydon. This three-year project funded by the City Bridge Trust aims to improve wellbeing, build community and reduce the social isolation of the older people in the borough, through the delivery of ‘Shared Reading’ groups. This year, The Reader in Croydon has … Read More »

Opportunity Croydon: The first step to a better Croydon is more volunteers

Posted on October 20th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Jonny Rose calls forth an army of volunteers from Croydon’s society

We need more volunteers in Croydon

Last week, the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission set up by the council released its interim report, Building A Better Croydon For Everyone.

At sixty pages long and drawing from the responses of over 3,000 Croydonians, the report makes for some interesting reading. However, by far … Read More »

To hear our hearts speak: Croydon’s later life dancers

Posted on May 28th, by Catherine Pestano in Culture. 4 comments

Arriving late to the dance, Catherine Pestano reports on a journey of many steps

After a substantial knee injury and passing my half century, I thought I should look into ways to keep fit without becoming bored or falling off the exercise wagon – again. Recent TV programmes including Channel 4′s Big Ballet and BBC1′s Sadlers Wells Company of Elders got me thinking about dance. Now I … Read More »

Contact counts: the Croydon charity tackling later-life loneliness

Posted on April 22nd, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Croydon is known for troublesome youth, not for lonely seniors

Croydon is widely considered to be a place where youth causes trouble. What seems to be overlooked is the growing number of the elderly within our borough.

We know that in Croydon the elderly make up quite a significant proportion of the community. People aged 65 years and over represent 13.8% of the Croydon … Read More »