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Lowry visit for pensioners.

OAPs dropped in to Huddersfield Art Gallery to check out work by one of the North's most famous artists.

Residents from Armitage Bridge based Home Instead Senior Care took a look at the two LS Lowry paintings currently on display in town.

They also enjoyed a guided tour around the Kirklees collection with galleries manager, Ruth Gamble and were treated to afternoon tea at Neaversons.

Care worker, James Little, said the excursion was a great boost to residents and a nice change from typical games and quizzes.

He said: "We are always making efforts to ensure that our organisation recognises the benefits of group engagement.

"For many people getting older can lead to isolation and events like this represent a great opportunity to socialise and meet new people.

"Furthermore, for those people who do not wish to participate in the ever so slightly cliche past time of bingo, cultural exploration in a variety of forms can be captivating.

"We will be making a donation of PS100 to the gallery as we feel it is an invaluable beacon of Kirklees cultural heritage."

Other cultural events in Kirklees can be found online at www.culture-club.org.uk.

Home Instead Senior Care Kirklees can be found at www.homeinstead.co.uk/kirklees

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ENGAGING: Galleries manager Ruth Gamble (right) shows members of, Home Instead Senior Care Kirklees, the L S Lowry paintings of Huddersfield currently on display in the art gallery ( AC230213Cart-01)
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Mar 21, 2013
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