Christmas Tea Dance at the Maples

THE MAPLES is hosting a Christmas Tea Dance for older people this week.

The festive social event takes place on Thursday 7th December, from 1:30-3:30pm at Rivermead Leisure Centre in the Thames Suite.

People can look forward to refreshments and a prize draw. There will be live music with opportunities to get up and dance or just relax and chat to friends.

All the proceeds from the event will go to the Maples Amenity Fund which allows the centre to provide additional trips and activities alongside their regular programme.

The cost is £3 per person which includes the refreshments.

The event is being sponsored by the leisure centre operator GLL (Greenwich Leisure Ltd), who are providing the venue, with refreshments generously provided by Tesco  and Fareshare (the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste).

Lead Councillor for Adult Social Care, Rachel Eden said:

 “The Council is committed to ensuring we can all live fulfilling and active lives, regardless of our age. Not only is it important to engage in activities which keep us happy and healthy in later life, but it’s also a great excuse to socialise! So why not put on your dancing shoes, come along and get into the festive spirit!”

To find out more and to book a place, contact Sarah Hunneman at or on 07580 870945



The Maples

The Maples is the Council’s day care centre, which serves people with a range of needs and provides specialised day services for frail older people and people with physical disabilities.

The Maples moved to its new location at Rivermead in December 2016.

Event address: Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire RG1 8EQ

Get to by bus 42 or 28. Plenty of pay and display parking available with 20 disabled spaces.

Victoria Nickless

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