- Location: Age UK Gateshead
- Price: Free
Prices will depend on which group you attend and what you would like to participate in, typically refreshments are £1 (unless in a pub) raffle tickets are also £1. You shouldn't need more than £4 to attend a friendship group.
As you get older, you may find that your friends and family become fewer or that you see them more infrequently. This can be for many reasons, such as bereavement, ill health, disability or simply due to people moving away from the area that you live in. It may be that you are living alone for the first time in many years if your partner has passed away, or your relationship has ended for other reasons, such as divorce.
Loneliness and isolation can be a huge problem for older people and it can have a detrimental effect on your wellbeing and health.
We have a number of friendship groups across the borough which gives you the perfect opportunity to meet new people and make friends. Our friendship groups require you to make your own way to the venue weather this is by public transport or car, we carefully pick each location that our groups are held making sure each one is accessible. Friendship groups usually last 2 hours and you can come and go as you please, prices differ to each group due to venues and what you would like to take part in but typically you shouldn’t need more than £4, call us for more information on prices.
Within each group we do different activities which include:
• Guest speakers
• Fitness Hour
• Organising day trips
• Board games
• Story telling
• Brain games
• And much more!
Our Friendship Groups-
Heworth- Every other Tuesday
Gateshead Central - Every other Tuesday
Ryton- Every other Wednesday
Whickham- Every other Wednesday
Blaydon- Every other Thursday
Teams-Every other Thursday
Please contact us for more information regarding time/ date and venue details.