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Activities for the over 50's in the Brent area:

Library Groups, Clubs and Classes

Your local library is a good resource for local information, groups and events which are free to attend but you must be a library member.

Activities include: Crochet and Knitting Club, IT for Beginners and ‘Silver Surfers’ (computer classes for older people), Coffee Mornings, Scrabble Club, Zumba Gold (gentle dance classes), Chair Based Exercises (Ealing only), Reading Group, and Bridge Club (on Sundays in Kingsbury only).

Contact the main telephone number to find out more details. Tel: 020 8937 3400

  • Ealing Road Library, Coronet Parade, Ealing road, Wembley HA0 4BA
  • Harlesden Library Plus, Craven Park road, Harlesden NW10 8SE
  • Kilburn Library, 42 Salisbury Road, Kilburn NW6 6NN
  • Kingsbury Library Plus, Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury NW9 9HE
  • Wembley Library, Brent civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ
  • Willesden Green Library, 95 High Road, Willesden NW10 2SF

Day or evening classes

Maybe you would like to learn a new skill or craft? Brent Council’s initiative ‘Brent Start’ runs day and evening classes. Their learning centres are based in Wembley, Harlesden, Carlton Vale and Stonebridge. Call them to find out more about the courses. Tel: 020 8937 3950

Sports Centres

Why not try some physical activity, whilst meeting other people and have fun at the same time such as swimming or exercise classes for the over 50’s. Check with your local sport centre:

  • Willesden Sports Centre, Donnington Road, Willesden NW10 3QX Tel: 020 8955 1120
  • Vale Farm Sports Centre, Watford Road, North Wembley HA0 3HG Tel: 020 8908 6545
  • Charteris Sports Centre, 24-30 Charteris Road, Kilburn NW6 7ET Tel: 020 7625 6451
  • Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre, Harrow Road, Harlesden NW10 0RG Tel: 020 8937 3730

Social Isolation in Brent Initiative (S.I.B.I.)

Social Isolation in Brent Initiative (SIBI) Project aims to address isolation in the local community of Brent.  It is aimed at people over 18. SIBI runs clubs and activities and also maintains a list of other clubs and activities available to people within Brent. They do not provide transport. Contact person is Tau Roberts, SIBI Coordinator Tel: 020 3011 1697 or 0741 531 5998 or alternatively sibi@cvsbrent.org.uk

Brent Carers Centre

Apart from offering advice and support to carers on a wide range of issues, they also run a number of events each month for carers. Contact them to register first. Wembley Centre for Health and Care, 116 Chaplin Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 4UZ Tel: 020 8795 6240

Contact the Elderly

A national charity that tackles social isolation and loneliness. Provides monthly afternoon tea parties offering a life line of friendship held at a volunteer host’s house including volunteer drivers to take you from your home and back. Tel: 080 0716 543

Jewish Day Centres and Clubs

Please contact Jewish Care on 020 8922 2222

Other resources to think about....

  • Try the monthly free ‘Brent Magazine’ posted through your door. Look at the last two pages marked ‘Time out’ where there is a selection of activities listed
  • Visit your local library, community halls and places of worship where local clubs and activities are advertised for the area
  • U3A - The University of the Third Age run local self-help learning co-operatives drawing on members experience, knowledge and skills to provide educational, creative and leisure opportunities to share. Local Brent Group Tel: 020 8961 3004

(You will need to be able to make your own way to these venues as they are unable to provide transport)