Never to late to learn to cook

PUBLISHED: 15:28 01 September 2010

Boules club at Crown Inn

Colin Wicks playing agame of Boule

Boules club at Crown Inn Colin Wicks playing agame of Boule


A club which aims to help kick-start the lives of older people who have recently found themselves alone is set to embark on a new series of evening courses.

The RSVP Double-O-Five club, coordinated by Anne Frewer, is due to start its autumn course on September 22 which will run until the end of November, at the Active Age centre in Chislehurst every Monday evening.

Meeting weekly, the group teaches people over 50 who feel isolated after bereavement or separation all the things which may have been done by their partner, including finance, law, DIY, gardening and cooking.

As well as learning everyday tasks the group takes part in other activities like their monthly boules match at the Crown Inn, in School Road, Chislehurst.

Ms Frewer said: “It’s all about getting people who find their life has changed to get up and jolly well enjoy themselves!

“When you find yourself on your own at a certain age you can find yourself drenched in a sea of feeling sorry for yourself – which is where we come in.”

She added: “Whatever people want to do, we put it in the programme.”

Landlord of the Crown Inn, Ruben Love, said “The boules is really popular, and the RSVP come once a month.

“But anyone is welcome to come and have a go on our pitch and we have spare sets of boules that people can borrow.”

To find out more about the RSVP club telephone Anne Frewer on 020 8774 8619 or 020 8762 5344.

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