A NEW group has been launched at Cudworth Library for the over fifties to combat loneliness.

The North East Area Team are welcoming the launch of Age UK Barnsley’s new weekly ‘Feel Well Group’ and is an opportunity for local people to get together, make new friends, enjoy some gentle exercise and activities, and get information and advice. The group will also enjoy a healthy lunch together.

Coun Jenny Platts said: “Groups like ‘Feel Well’ are really important to our communities. There are lots of people that for different reasons find themselves lonely and isolated. These types of activities are a great opportunity for people to get out, meet new people and try something new.”

The new group will meet at Cudworth Library every Thursday afternoon from 12.00pm to 2.30pm.

For further details on the Feel Well Group, please contact Age UK Barnsley on 01226 776820.

If you are interested in volunteering for groups like this for Age UK Barnsley, please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01226 776820 or email enquiries@ageukbarnsley.org.uk.