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Residents enjoy winter pampering at Hoole House in Chester

22 January 2016

Residents at a retirement living scheme in Chester beat the winter blues by taking part in a craft and pampering morning.

Sanctuary’s GOSH Group organised the pamper day in Chester

Members of Sanctuary Housing’s Group of Older people living in Sheltered Housing (GOSH Enterprises), whose aim is to reduce loneliness amongst older residents, organised the pampering day at Hoole House, in Willow Crescent.

Chester residents learnt new craft skills and had hand massaging and nail painting

The GOSH Enterprises team, which is now in its fifth year of planning activities and events, organised hand massaging and nail painting for residents aged over 55, who also learnt new craft skills.

Sanctuary Housing resident involvement officer Maggi Dempsey said: “It was great to see residents enjoying a little bit of TLC and some fun craft sessions. There were also a range of delicious and healthy snacks, made by GOSH member Mo, which went down very well.”

Chair of GOSH, Nina Harris, added: “This was a very enjoyable holistic pamper session, which is part of our tackling loneliness agenda. Please come along to further events planned for the year.”

Further GOSH events in Chester for 2016

The next GOSH activity is the Senior Armchair Theatre Club on February 10 from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Rowland Heights, Francis Street. The Seniors Making Art Club and Reminiscing Coffee Mornings will continue throughout 2016 at different schemes or venues and further activities are planned every month. To get involved please call Maggi Dempsey on 01244 305573.


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