Information and advice

We have two Active Ageing Centres in Plymouth, the William Venton Centre in Plymstock and the William & Patricia Venton Centre at Mount Gould.

These centres provide a place where people can meet others who have similar interests. At our centres you can book onto our varied activities programme, or simply drop in for a drink, snack or one of our home cooked lunches.

Information and Advice

We can provide information, advice and guidance on money matters and benefits entitlements. We also hold various workshops including falls prevention, stroke prevention, healthy eating, and home safety.

Contact us to find out about our specialist surgeries for older people on specific days. For example, we hold a legal advice session that is free for the first 30 minutes (after this period, a charge will apply). 

Please note that an appointment is required for our surgeries.

Health and Wellbeing

Come and experience the feel good factor by having your hair done or feet tended. You might like to gain the benefits of a gentle hand and foot massage which can help give a sense of personal balance and relaxation. 

  • Cut & Blow Dry = £17
  • Wash & Blow Dry = £14
  • Cut & Shampoo Set = £15
  • Shampoo & Set = £12
  • Ladies Dry Cut = £8
  • Gentlemen's Hair Cut = £7
  • Perm = £40
  • Tints/Roots = £30

Foot care and nail cutting

  • Per 30 min session = £15

Holistic Therapy 

  • Per 30 min session = £15
*New* Beauty Therapy

Interests and Activities

Come along to one of our centres to join one of our many classes including:

  • Tai Chi
  • Scrabble
  • Whist
  • Bridge
  • Yoga
  • Reading Groups
  • Bingo
  • Dance
  • Gentle Exercise
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Knit & Chat
  • Computer Training

Activity sheets:

William and Patricia Venton Centre - Day Care
The William Venton Centre - Active Ageing Centre



Daily Lunch Specials - Available at Plymstock and Mount Gould

Our centres offer daily lunches Monday to Friday for members of the public. You can have a main meal for £4.50 - add a starter and dessert for just 60p each.

Bring a friend or come along on your own, it won't be long before you will be meeting new friends.

Saturday and Sunday Lunch Club at the William and Patricia Venton Centre, Mount Gould 

Age UK Plymouth offers a Saturday and Sunday Lunch Club from 12.00.

These weekend lunches are at the William and Patricia Venton Centre in Mount Gould we offer a three course meal, a warm welcome and the chance to meet with other older people. The cost is just £5.70 and meals must be booked in advanced by calling 01752 235057 (8.00 - 11.00 only).

The menu changes weekly and there is always a roast on Sundays.

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