Getting out and about, socialising, visiting places of interest all contribute to healthy ageing. In Hampshire, community transport schemes and special measures at attractions ensure that life’s pleasures continue to be accessible for the elderly.
Lunch clubs are friendly places for older residents to get together, and chat over a hot and healthy meal. Provision across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight helps to the elderly to remain independent and reduce isolation.
First opened in 1928, the Mayflower Theatre hosts world-class entertainment: musicals, opera, ballet and comedy are all shown on stage. There is an award-winning restaurant on site to enjoy pre-show lunch and dinner. Accessible seating and tailored performances for the visually and audio impaired are provided.
Means of getting from A to B mean daily tasks such as shopping, visiting friends and attending appointments can be carried out independently. Community transport schemes provide a more direct service than public transport, and sometimes include companionship. Accessibility and disabled friendly measures are included across such schemes and at Hampshire’s regional airport: Southampton.