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Covid update: We are unable to offer our usual range of social groups and lunch clubs at the moment but we are working hard to resume our groups and activities.

Meet new people or old friends at one of the lunch clubs or social groups in the borough. New faces are always welcome. Please also look at our interest group pages for other social opportunities.

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Rainbow Centre
The Rainbow Centre, Dollis Valley Drive, Barnet EN5 2UN
For more information email Millie or call her on 020 8447 9837. The Rainbow Centre is a social venue for local people running community activities including Salsa dancing, bingo, arts and crafts session, film screenings and more

Burnt Oak

Coffee morning
Burnt Oak Library, Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak HA8 0UB
For more information email Age UK Barnet 

Cultural and Recreational Organisation for Tamil Elders (CROFTE)
Watling Community Centre, 145 Orange Hill Road, Burnt Oak HA8 0TR
The Cultural and Recreational Organisation for Tamil Elders (CROFTE) provides members with opportunities to get together and interact socially. The club also offers cultural and religious celebrations, a lunch club with Sri Lankan food, free coffee club, board games, advice on soical problems as well as some annual outings.

Lunch club
Annunciation Church, 4 Thirleby Road, Burnt Oak HA8 0HQ
For more information email The Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill Hill and Burnt Oak or call them on 020 8906 3340
 Some transport may be available.

Chipping Barnet

Chipping Barnet Day Centre for the Elderly
The Open door Centre, St Albans Road, Barnet EN5 4LA. Chipping Barnet Day Centre is a club for older housebound people to enjoy a day out in a friendly, relaxed and cheerful environment. Activities on offer include Scrabble, card games and occasional live entertainment. Coffee and tea are provided on arrival followed by lunch at midday and tea in the afternoon. The centre also arranges outings and events. The centre is open on Mondays and Fridays from 9.30am - 3.30pm. To find out more call them on 07923 031231


Colindale Community Club
The Hyde United Reform Church, Varley Parade, Edgware Road, Colindale NW9 6RR. Colindale Community Club has a Tai Chi class from 10.15am - 11.15am followed by coffee. The club hosts speakers from other organisations giving information and advice to older people including the Community Police and Age UK Barnet. The club can help members access advice on welfare benefits and other relevant support. For more information call Chris on 07960 944612




East Barnet

Friend in Need
East Barnet Baptist Church, Crescent Road, East Barnet EN4 8PS. Friend in Need's lunch and social groups aim to promote choice and independence for older people with low to medium dependency levels living primarily in New and East Barnet. They provide and develop services to meet the social, recreational, educational and general welfare needs of the older community. The Friend in Need centre is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am - 3.30pm. For full information about lunch clubs, social groups, activities and services there, contact Friend in Need directly. For more information email Friend in Need or call them on 020 8449 8225

East Finchley

Age UK Barnet 
Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. Open to all Barnet residents over the age of 55, Age UK Barnet's Ann Owens Centre offers activities including exercise, IT help, art classes, tea dances and games. In addition to activities the Ann Owens Centre provides access to health professionals, and other services including the later life planning service, handyperson, nail cutting and hairdressing. The centre also hosts information talks relevant to older people. The centre is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am - 3.30pm. For more information email Age UK Barnet or call us on 020 8203 5040.



Coffee morning at Edgware Library,
Edgware Library, Hale Lane HA8 8NN. Come along on Thursdays from 2pm - 3.30pm, for tea/coffee and a chat. You can also get some help resolving your IT problems, meet local residents and make new friends! For more information email Age UK Barnet or call us on 020 8359 2626

Leonard Sainer Centre
Jack Block House, Rectory Lane, Edgware HA8 7LF. The Leonard Sainer Centre is a specialist service for Jewish people living with dementia. The centre has a stimulating and motivating environment that allows clients to enjoy themselves while having the opportunity to reach their full potential. The comprehensive daily programme of varied activities is service user led and promotes choice and independence. The Jewish cultural needs of the clients are recognised, including through the provision of a hot kosher lunch. The centre also operates services for family carers of people living with dementia. The centre is open from Monday to Thursday, 9.30am - 3pm and on Fridays, 9.30am - 1pm. For more information email Graham Freeman or call him on 020 8951 3739


Barnet Borough Sight Impaired Group
St Mary's Church Hall, Hendon Lane, Nether Street, Finchley N3 1TS. Barnet Borough Sight Impaired (BBSI) group is a small friendly group for the visually impaired that meets for exercise, speakers, outings, refreshments and a raffle. For more information call Lis Vandyk on 020 8349 4705.

Friern Barnet

Friern Barnet Royal British Legion
1 St John's Building, Friern Barnet Road, Friern Barnet N11 3DP

For more information about the social group at Barnet Royal British Legion email the Barnet Royal British Legion or call them on 020 3743 2326


Golders Green

Michael Sobell Jewish Community Centre
221 Golders Green Road, Golders Green NW11 9QD. The Michael Sobell Jewish community centre offers programmes and activities from health and wellbeing, learning and culture, social and support group. You can view full information on their website. For more information email the Michael Sobell Jewish Community Centre or call them on 020 8922 2900.


60+ Farsophone Group
Meritage Centre, Church End, Hendon NW4 4JT. The 60+ Farsophone group meet every other Tuesday from 12.30pm - 4.30pm. There is lunch, music, celebrations and occasional information talks. For more information email the 60+ Farsophone Group or call them on 020 8905 5522

African Cultural Association - Barnet 
28 Church End, Hendon NW4 4JX. A lifestyle club for the over 60 age group that runs on Tuesdays and Fridays, 11am - 1pm. For more information email the Africal Cultural Association in Barnet or call Marjorie Manu on 07903 151159

Barnet African Caribbean Association
Barnet Multicultural Centre, Algernon Road, Hendon NW4 3TA. A specialist activity and lunch group helping to meet the needs of people from African and Caribbean communities within Barnet. BACA provides a drop-in service, activities including exercise classes, preventative and education activities and health checks as well as organising outings and holidays and supporting involvement in community initiatives and consultations. The service also offers specialist support for stroke sufferers. The centre is open on Tuesdays from 10am - 3pm. For more information email the Barnet African Caribbean Association or call them on 020 8202 0095

Chinese Elders Wellbeing Club
Meritage Centre, Church End, Hendon NW4 4JT. The Wellbeing Club is aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at Chinese Elders who wish to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. There is a programme of fun and informative activities, talks and exercise classes, aimed at giving attendees the awareness, knowledge and means to work on raising their own health and thus preventing more acute problems from arising later on in life. The Wellbeing Club is also a safe, friendly and open social space; giving our attendees a platform to make new friends and catch up with old ones.  For more information email the Chinese Elders Wellbeing Club or call them on 020 7613 1008

Dementia Club UK - Hendon
Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, Hendon NW4 4AX. For people with dementia, or those who are caring for someone with dementia, each session aims to provide professional advice and information, gentle exercise to music and fun activities in a social atmosphere with cups of tea and coffee and lovely cakes.  For more information email Lisa Rutter or call her on 07956 858913

Mill Hill

Mill Hill Library coffee morning
Mill Hill Library, Harley Library, Mill Hill NW7 2HX. Come along to make friends with and chat to other local people at Mill Hill library from 10:30am - 12pm every Thursday. This group is free. For more information email Age UK Barnet or call us on 020 8432 1415

Mill Hill Lunch Club
The Wilberforce Centre, St Paul's Church, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill NW7 1QU. For more information call The Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill HIll and Burnt Oak on 020 8906 3340 (mornings)


New Barnet

New Barnet Community Association
New Barnet Community Centre, 48 - 50 Victoria Road, New Barnet EN4 9PF. To find out what's currently on offer please email New Barnet Community Centre



North Finchley

Dementia Carers' Support Group
Run by Age UK Barnet, this group is a friendly and supportive enviroment for carers to talk to other about how dementia affects their lives. Staff and trained volunteers are also on hand to offer information and advice. For more information email  or call 020 8203 5040.

Dementia Club UK - Finchley Memorial
Finchley Memorial Hospital, Activity Rooms, Ground Floor, Granville Road, North Finchley N12 0JE. For people with dementia, or those who are caring for someone with dementia, each session aims to provide professional advice and information, gentle exercise to music and fun activities in a social atmosphere with cups of tea and coffee and lovely cakes. The group meets every Wednesday 2pm - 4pm. For more information email Lisa Rutter or call her on 07956 858913

Lunch at the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood Centre
Greek Cypriot Brotherhood Centre, Britannia Road, North Finchley N12 9RU. Run by the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood Centre, For more information call the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood Centre on 020 8445 7070

Stroke cafe
Arts Depot (cafe), 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley N12 0GA. The Stroke Association's stroke café is open to all stroke survivors and their carers. The cafe provides an opportunity to meet other people in a similar position, in a relaxed, social environment.  For more information email the Stroke Association or call them on 020 8906 0073.

South Friern

South Friern library Coffee and IT
South Friern Library, Colney Hatch Lane N10 1HD. Come along for tea/coffee and a chat, get some help resolving your IT problems, meet local residents and make new friends! For more information email Age UK Barnet or call us on 020 8359 3946

Sam Beckman Centre - dementia
South Friern - Asher Loftus Way, London N11 3ND. The Sam Beckman Day Centre offers a programme of stimulating activities for people who have memory impairment and/or diagnosis of a type of dementia. Staff work in close partnership with volunteers, families and carers to offer a warm, friendly and Jewish environment. A high level of support is offered for up to 25 people a day. The centre operates from Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 3.15pm. Charges apply. For more information email the Sam Beckman Centre or call them on 020 8203 0521.


Memory loss group
Manor Drive Methodist Church, Manor Drive, Whetstone N20 0DZ. A group for people living with memory loss and their carers. It runs on Thursdays, 10am - 11.30am. For more information email The Reader or call them on 07985 718744.

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