Newbury's Corn Exchange has received funding to begin the next stage of a legacy creative ageing programme.
A new team dedicated to this work has been appointed on the back of the £339,000 Lottery grant to lead engagement with older people, especially those who are rurally based and socially isolated.
The first stage of Ageing Creatively ran from 2016 to 2019. This second stage will involve a range of Covid-safe singing, writing, dance, crafts and exercise workshops, as well as a Touch to See group for the visually impaired.
Engagement Manager Hannah Elder said the programme is varied, responsive and provides a noticeable service to its community.
"We see the smiles in our Memory Cafe morning and the concentration on the faces of those attending Afternoon Art.
"We hope to see this impact continue for our ageing community over the next five years, and to play a real part locally in championing arts for health and well-being among our elders."