For Senior Saints participant Milly Stokes, 86 years old, the Christmas Party gave her time to remember.
For our Senior Saints participants, heading to a session can be an escape from isolation. The sessions are a social environment where they can talk to like-minded people, whilst, for others, it is a chance to quicken the heart rate and feel the benefits of exercise.
In a letter written to Saints Foundation staff, she enthused about the Senior Saints Christmas Party being opportunity to spend time with the other older adults from her session and the special guests.
She wrote: “It was a treat for me to see some of the members of the 1976 FA Cup Final squad,
“[For that game] I queued up to get tickets for my son and my husband so that they could go to the match.
“My son will be thrilled to bits to hear about this.”
There to provide Milly with a blast from the past was FA Cup winning manager, Lawrie McMenemy, and players Peter Rodrigues, Huw Fisher and Jim Steele.
Since then, Milly has continued to be a regular at the Monday morning session, making sure that she is remaining both active and social.
Know someone who could benefit from joining our Senior Saints sessions? Happening every weekday across the city, we give our participants the opportunity to meet new people and go at their own pace in a friendly environment.