Join our club!
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.
Fnd out what's on in your area
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 Library, Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak HA8 0UB
For more information email Age UK Barnet or call them on 020 8359 3880
This FREE coffee morning runs every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 10:30am - 12pm. Pop in for a chat and to make new friends. IT help is also available.
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 on Mondays and Fridays. Yoga is offered on Mondays and keep fit on Fridays. 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.
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
Meeting on Thursdays during term time 12pm - 1.30pm, this lunch club is run by The Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill Hill and Burnt Oak. Some transport may be available.
Wednesday social group and lunch club
Deborah Lodge, North Road Edgware HA8 0UJ
For more information email Age UK Barnet or call them on 020 8629 0269
Age UK Barnet run activities and a lunch club at Deborah Lodge every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm.
11am - 12pm Gentle exercise £3.50
11am - 1pm Craft Activities including knitting, crochet and card making Prices vary depending on materials used
1pm - 2pm Lunch £5.00
2pm - 3pm Hoy. A game similar to bingo. If you haven't tried it before come and give it a go £3.00
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. The cost is £7 per day for lunch. 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. The group meets on Tuesdays from 10am - 12pm and costs £3.50. For more information call Chris on 07960 944612
St Agnes Community Centre, 35 Cricklewood Lane, Cricklewood NW2 1HR. Over 55s games afternoon on alternate Tuesdays from 2pm - 4pm. Come and play board and card games as well as chat and cuppa with friends old and new. For more information contact Joan on 020 8452 2475.
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
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 8432 1415
East Finchley Social Group
The Green Man Community Centre, Strawberry Vale, East Finchley N2 9BA. This social group runs every Wednesday where a light lunch or refeshments are served. The social group runs from 12.30 - 1.30. Refreshments are £1 and lunch is £4. Booking is essential for lunch. There is a movement to music exercise class prior to lunch being served. This runs from 11.30am - 12.30pm and costs £3.50. For more information email Age UK Barnet or call us on 020 8629 0269
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 meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. It 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 Royal British Legion
1 St John's Building, Friern Barnet Road, Friern Barnet N11 3DP
1pm - 2pm Lunch £6 for two courses
2.30pm - 3.30pm Music
3.30pm - 4pm Refreshments
4pm - 5pm Bingo
10.30am - 11.30am Music
11.30am - 12pm Refreshments
12pm - 1pm Bingo
1pm - 2.pm Lunch £6 for two courses
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
St Johns Church Lunch Club
St Johns Church, Friern Barnet Road, Friern Barnet N11 3BS. Home cooked two course lunch for older people. This group runs fortnightly on Friays from 12.30pm - 2pm, the cost is £3.50. For more information or to book call Janet on 07956 300572.
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. The club runs from 11am - 4pm every Monday. 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. The club is held on the last Thursday of every month 2-4pm. For more information email Lisa Rutter or call her on 07956 858913
Cottage Homes restaurant lunch club
Cottage Homes Restaurant, Retail Trust, Marshall Estate, Hammers Lane, Mill Hill NW7 4DQ. The lunch club is held at 12pm every Wednesday. For more informtion including cost email Cheryl Trott or call her on 020 8906 3340
Mill Hill Coffee Morning and Bingo
Mill Hill East Church, Salcombe Gardens, Mill Hill NW7 2NT. Join Vintage Volunteeing for coffee, chat and bingo on the last Thursday of each month from 10.30am - 12pm. It's free! For more information call Vintage Volunteering 020 8368 8724
Mill Hill Dementia Cafe
Eversfield Centre, 11 Eversfield Gardens, Mill Hill NW7 2AE. Run by the Barnet Alzheimer's Society dementia cafes are for people with dementia, or those caring for someone with dementia. You will meet others in a similar situation, in a relaxed social setting. You can spend time sharing information and experiences, or simply have a cup of tea and a chat. Friendly Alzheimer’s Society staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide you with informal advice and support, and there will be a range of refreshments available. This group meets on the last Friday of every month from 10:30am - 12:30am. For more information email the Alzheimer's Society Barnet or call them on 020 3725 3001
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. This thriving weekly lunch club run by the Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill Hill and Burnt Oak meets on Tuesdays, 12pm - 1.30pm. Some volunteer transport is available for those who need it. This organisation also provides practical support for people in the borough. For more information call The Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill HIll and Burnt Oak on 020 8906 3340 (mornings)
Singing for the Brain
Eversfield Centre, 11 Eversfield Gardens, Mill Hill NW7 2AE. Run by the Barnet Alzheimer's Society Singing for the Brain is are fun, stimulating sessions for people in the early to moderate stages of dementia and their carers. The group meets every Thursday during term time, 10.30am - 12.30pm. For more information email the Alzheimer's Society Barnet or call them on 020 3725 3001.
New Barnet Community Association
New Barnet Community Centre, 48 - 50 Victoria Road, New Barnet EN4 9PF. New Barnet Community Association provides lunch for older people on Tuesdays and Fridays and a social group. As well as a hot meal, it is a place where people can meet and talk as well as participate in group activities such as bingo and exercise. A social group also runs there every Monday.
Mondays 2pm - 3pm 60p
Tuesdays 11.30am - 3pm £6
Fridays 11.30am - 3pm £6
For more information email New Barnet Community Centre
New Barnet Dementia Cafe
The Friends Meeting House, 55 Leicester Road, New Barnet EN5 5EL. Run by the Barnet Alzheimer's Society dementia cafes are for people with dementia, or those caring for someone with dementia. You meet others in a similar situation, in a relaxed social setting. You can spend time sharing information and experiences, or simply have a cup of tea and a chat. Friendly Alzheimer’s Society staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide you with informal advice and support, and there will be a range of refreshments available. The cafe in The Friends Meeting House meets on the third Monday of every month, 2pm - 4pm.
For more information email Alzheimer's Society Barnet or call them on 020 3725 3001
Dementia Carers' Support Group
Community Networks, 27 Castle Road, North Finchley N12 9EE. Run by the Alzheimer's Society in 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. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month, 7pm - 9pm. For more information email Alzheimer's Society Barnet or call them on 020 3725 3001
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, this lunch club for people aged 60+ is held every Wednesday from 12pm - 2pm. The cost is £5. All welcome. For more information call the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood Centre on 020 8445 7070
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. The cafe takes place on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 11am to 12.30pm. For more information email the Stroke Association or call them on 020 8906 0073.
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! Every Thursdays, 10am - 12pm. 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.