Yes it was, though it did seem unnecessarily complicated. You had to register, and sign in which seemed a bit of a drag - though fair enough for the lunch, as places were limited.
There was lots going on. Over the day there were over 1,000 visitors. There were many stalls giving out brochures, free gifts and quantities of information about what is available in the borough for the over 55s.
There were activities, live performances, seminars, taster sessions from everything from Yoga and dancing to Bridge, painting and crafts. There was a quiet space for guided meditations and relaxation, - and I had a lovely hand massage!
It was a great opportunity to get information and advice from businesses, charities and community groups from across the borough and to meet new people. You could speak to local professionals about health options, social care and making the most of digital devices like tablets and smartphones.
You could also speak to Council staff directly about key local services.
The Richmond Charities had a stall, raising our profile in the community. A member of staff and a resident manned the stall in shifts, and met lots of friends, made some new ones, and explained what the charity has to offer.
An interesting and worthwhile experience.