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Community kitchen to celebrate Marlborough’s elderly with tea and scones

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Crossroads founding trustee Yvonne Dasler, left, and Crossroads chair Stephen Vallance will celebrate International Day of Older Persons at John’s Kitchen on Thursday.

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Crossroads founding trustee Yvonne Dasler, left, and Crossroads chair Stephen Vallance will celebrate International Day of Older Persons at John’s Kitchen on Thursday.

A community kitchen in Blenheim will be a place of tea and scones on Thursday, in a celebration of Marlborough’s older population.

Crossroads Marlborough chairman Stephen Vallance said they were inviting over 65s to mix and mingle at their community centre, John’s Kitchen, on International Day of Older Persons, as they tried to get more people to visit the space.

They knew there were more people in Marlborough who could benefit from what the kitchen had to offer.

“It’s our way of acknowledging our older people for the contribution they make to society,” Vallance said.

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