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Field Trips for the Elderly

Age UK helps elderly people all over the country with issues such as housing, finance, health, travel, work, and much more. In London, the charity is divided into different boroughs, so each sections can focus on people in the local area.

One of the major things senior citizens can miss out on when they get older is social interaction; this is especially the case for those who live alone, have no family, or suffer from mobility problems.

That's why Age UK Merton has developed an 'Out and About' scheme, based around a programme of monthly cultural visits and walks.

These inexpensive trips cost 3, and give the elderly a chance to get out of the house, learn and see new things, and get to meet people from their local area.

queen elizabeth olympic park, age uk, out and about
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

There are four activities scheduled for autumn, starting with a trip to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the 8th October. If you enjoyed watching the 2012 Olympics, then you can now enjoy a guided walk through the park where great athletes competed. Then on the 22nd October, you can visit the Docklands Museum, where you will learn the history of the docks. You can also get to Sailortown, where there is an ale house, lodging house, chandlery, and wild animal emporium.

Moving into November, on the 5th, you are invited on a trip to the Imperial War Museum, which has new galleries comprising of fourteen different areas, including the atrium. The atrium fighter plants such as the Harrier, Spitfire, and V2 Rocket. The theme continues with a Battle of Britain history walk on the 20th November, starting at St Clement Danes Church and finishing at Westminster Abbey.

If you are interested in any of these trips, then you can call 02086487792.
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Why? A social and educational day out
When: 8th & 22nd Oct, 5th & 20th Nov
Phone: 02086485792
Where: Docklands Museum, Imperial War Museum, Olympic Park
Cost: 3
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