Feeling young at heart in Little Venice

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Feeling young at heart in Little Venice

Ron moved to Little Venice from Wandsworth over two decades ago and enjoys the activities on offer to all ages in Westminster.

“I’ve worked with older people all of my life and have noticed that Westminster takes tackling social exclusion very seriously.

“This is how I became the scheme manager at the Amberley canal side club in Little Venice.

“We relaunched the over 55s group and it’s gone from strength to strength, people come from far and wide!

“There are different activities on every week day, such as tai chi, film shows, bingo, lunch clubs, afternoon tea and coffee mornings.

“I am also a member of Open Age who helps organise these activities, plus they host a badminton group which is very affordable.

“There are many projects that encourage good cohesion among all ages in the communities here. For example, over the years I’ve seen the community halls have greatly improved.”

“Many thanks go to the community development team at CityWest Homes who helped us get the funding to make the hall refurbishments in Little Venice.

“Also, I’ve noticed the canal has improved over the years and is now widely used by everyone.

“Originally I didn’t intend to stay in Westminster; I have grown to love it which is a testament to the place itself!”

If you would like to join Ron at the Amberley Canalside Club in Little Venice, visit the Westminster City Council information for more details here (opens new window).

Find out more about our Love Westminster (opens new window) project and celebrate the heritage and diversity of Westminster by sharing your story.

To find out about activities for the over 50s in Westminster take a look at Open Age’s website (opens new window). 

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