Tucked away behind the shops,
Is Hassocks’ biggest treasure.
Where the ‘Elders’ of the village meet
for company and pleasure.
The atmosphere is warm and kind
A welcome as you enter
From friendly staff and volunteers
Of this unusual Centre.
There’s Hairdressing, Chiropody
The Coffee Shop is tempting.
There’s massage, hearing aids maintained,
And keep fit as you’re sitting.
To stay for lunch is such a treat
Their meals are all delicious.
And those who can no longer cook
Find help like this is precious.
Mah-jong, Canasta, Bingo, Art,
Scrabble, Quiz and Parties.
It all goes on beneath Jill’s wings
Plus winter/summer outings.
And now a shop to benefit
The local population,
Help keep this treasure thriving
For the older generation.
Every village should have one!
By Brenda Wymer