Lockswood Wellbeing Centre in Locks Heath opened its doors to the local community.
The centre is open five days a week, specialising in dementia care and care of socially isolated or physically frail older people.
Suella Fernandes attended the event, and was shown around by staff. She also talked to centre users, and joined in with activities.
Suella said: ‘Support for older people in our community is extremely important, and it was great to see how many opportunities Lockswood offers for the over 50s.
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‘As well as providing specialist care for the most vulnerable, the range of other activities is impressive – from arts and crafts and gardening to hairdressing and IT tuition.
‘It was a privilege to meet staff, service-users and volunteers, and to join in the fun. Too often, I think we have a view of old people’s services as being somewhat sedate – so it’s great to see that being challenged.’