10 years of helping Hackney s older residents

A GOOD old knees-up was held in Upper Clapton to celebrate 10 years of a popular centre for older residents.

More than 90 older people and guests including Cllr Sharon Patrick, Cabinet Adviser for Public Health, gathered at the Sam and Annie Cohen Centre, in Northwold Road, on 11 September, to mark a decade of providing activities for older residents since being refurbished.

There was a carnival atmosphere which included dancing, Caribbean food, and music laid on by the Whittington Steel Band.

The Sam and Annie Cohen Centre is run by Hackney Council, and provides activities such as arts and crafts, quizzes and outings, while an on-site rehabilitation team help people back to health after falls and strokes.

Cllr Nargis Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “Hackney Council is committed to enabling older people to live independent and healthy lives, and I congratulate the Sam and Annie Cohen Centre on its 10 year anniversary of service to local people.”