Creating Connections at the Black Box

Creating Connections for Older People for an Active Life is a new Big Lottery Fund project which looks at ways of engaging older adults with learning disabilities by helping them to become less isolated and encouraging them to use their creative abilities.

Those interested are invited to dust off their glad rags and come along to a special launch, Tea Dance in the Black Box on Wednesday September 11 between 6 and 9 pm.

The Bellehoppers will be providing a dance class for everyone at the beginning of the evening, followed by the Dimebag DJ’s, which is free and open to everyone who wants to come along and enjoy themselves and learn a bit more about the project.

The project will be hosting special tea dances across the province as well as weekly drop-ins at the Black Box (Tuesday afternoons in Belfast).

This exciting new project seeks to build on the work that the Black Box currently does with adults with learning disabilities through its Black Moon project.

Frank Hewitt, Big Lottery Fund NI Chair, said: “We are already seeing the really positive impact that the Connecting Older People programme is having on the lives of our most vulnerable older people in Northern Ireland.
“The programme is supporting a range of vital projects such as the Creating Connections, which are transforming the lives of older people in our communities who are at risk of isolation, depression, mental and physical ill health and low self esteem. Our funding is supporting those older people who need our help the most.”
There will also be free tea, coffee and sandwiches at the launch night, kindly provided by Bailies Coffee and Loaf Catering.

For further information please contact Sara O’Gorman at or tel: 02890 244400


Post Author: Belfast Times

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