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Age UK's Friendship Centres are a great way to meet like-minded people and make friends in your area.

A Friendship Centre is a group of active older people who meet on a regular basis for social activities which could include rambling, tenpin bowling, pub lunches, theatre visits, holidays and days out.

Friendship Centres are not a befriending service. Read more about Age UK's befriending services

Friendship Centres in England

Blackburn O50 Group

Area of benefit: Blackburn

Activities available:

  • Visiting/Befriending
  • Social activities
  • Handyperson
  • Dementia support
  • Information
  • Signposting

Opening hours:

Meeting second Wednesday of every month at Lammack Church Hall Blackburn.

Address: Lammack Church Hall, Lannack Road, Blackburn, BB2

Bridport & District Friendship Group

Area of benefit: Bridport

Activities available:

  • Social activities
  • Exercise/physical activity
  • Transport
  • Information

Main contact: Mrs A Pownall
Tel:
01308 422162

Email

Central Preston Friendship Centre

Area of benefit: Preston; PR1; PR2

Activities available:

  • Social activities
  • Lunches
  • Coffee mornings
  • Theatre visits
  • Trips to places of interest 
  • Monthly meeting with a speaker

Opening hours:

  • Third Monday of the month, 2:00pm

Address: Lune St Methodist Church, Preston

Chorley Friendship Centre

Activities available:

  • Social activities
  • Lunches
  • Coffee mornings
  • Theatre visits
  • Trips to places of interest
  • Monthly meeting with a speaker

Opening hours:

  • Last Wednesday of the month, 2:00pm

Coventry Friendship Centre

Area of benefit: Coventry

Activities available:

  • Visiting/befriending
  • Social activities
  • Monthly meetings: speakers or social afternoon with tea/coffee
  • Coffee mornings 2-3 times a month
  • Lunches once a month
  • Theatre trips
  • Evening meals 6-7 times a year
  • Days out
  • Holidays
  • Sunday lunches 5-6 times a year 

Tel: 024 76677361

Ealing Friendship Centre

Area of benefit: Ealing

Activities available:

  • Social activities

Tel: 020 85799868

Lancaster & Morecambe Friendship Group

Area of benefit: Lancaster; Morecambe; Galgate; Bolton-le-Sands

Activities available:

  • Social activities
  • Information

Main contact: Richard Howell
Tel:
01524 400504

Email 

NE Ten Pin Bowling SIG

Area of benefit: Newcastle; Whitley Bay; Gateshead; North Shields; Tynemouth; Cramlington; Wallsend

Activities available:

  • Exercise/physical activity

Main contact: Robin Berks
Tel:
0191 252 4967

Email

Nuneaton O50 Friendship Centre

Area of benefit: North Warwickshire; Nuneaton; Bedworth; Atherstone; Leicester; CV11; CV12; CV10; CV13; CV9; CV7; LE10; LE67

Activities available:

  • Social activities
  • Information

Opening hours:

  • First Wednesday of the month 1.45pm - 4.00pm

Main contact: Ann Johnson
Address: Ambleside Sports and Social Club, Ambleside Way, Nuneaton, CV11 6AT
Tel: 02476350632

Email

Outer North London Companions Friendship Centre

Area of benefit: Outer North London 

Activities available:

  • Visiting/Befriending
  • Social activities
  • Information
  • Signposting

Main contact: John Ball

Email

Pudsey Friendship Group

Area of benefit: Pudsey, Farsley, LS28 5DJ

Activities available:

  • Social activities for over 50s
  • Exercise/physical activity
  • Walking and strolling groups
  • Outings
  • Pub lunches
  • Holidays
  • Information

Opening times:

  • Third Thursday of the month 1:30 - 4:00pm

Main contact: Marylyn Whelan
Tel: 01274 511 368

Email

Tamworth Friendship Centre

Area of benefit: Tamworth

Opening hours:

We meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month at the Globe Inn, Lower Gungate, Tamworth.  12.00pm for lunch; 1.30pm for meeting

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/tamworthfriendshipcentre

Email

Wakefield Friendship Centre

Area of benefit: Wakefield District

Activities available:

  • Social activities

Email

 

Scotland

To find out more about Friendship Centres in the following areas, contact 0800 169 87 87:

  • Dumfries
  • Kilmarnock (Ayrshire)
  • Kirkcaldy

Wales and Northern Ireland

We do not currently have any Friendship Centres in Wales and Northern Ireland.

Further information

For more information: Call Age UK on: 0800 169 8787