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Loneliness and social isolation are talked about extensively in the media along with the effects it can have on your physical and mental health.

An older man and woman enjoying a game of cards

Across the region, our staff arrange social activities, events and outings for older people to enjoy. Please browse below for the regular groups in your area, come along and join us.

You can find out more about special events and outings on our Activities & Events page and regular activities on our Staying Healthy and Well page.

Clarence House, City Centre

Weekly Bingo takes place on Friday mornings from 10.3am until midday in the Great Hall.

A free Carers Café takes place on Wednesdays and on the 4th Monday of the month from 2-4 pm. These are drop-in cafes for informal carers looking after someone with mental health needs.

Kings Church Group meets on Wednesdays between 10 am and midday in the Art Room.

On Thursdays a Knit and Natter group meets in the Seasons Restaurant from 10 am until midday.

Dance Age UK Line Dancing Social on Tuesdays in the Great Hall from 10.30 am to midday.

A Social group meets to bring local people together and prevent loneliness in over 50’s living in Leicester on Fridays between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm (contact nikky.miles@ageukleics.org.uk or 0116 2992270 for more information).

Please contact Clarence House reception for more information on reception@ageukleics.org.uk or 0116 299 2233.

The full timetable of activities for Clarence House is also available for download.

You can also find out more about Clarence House here.

Other Leicester Venues

Social groups meet to bring local people together and prevent loneliness in the over 50’s living in Leicester at Evington Park House (LE5 6DE) on Wednesdays from 10.30 am to12.30 pm and on Thursdays at the Church of the Resurrection, Weymouth Street (LE4 6FN) from 10.30 am to12.30 pm (£1).
The groups offer drinks, cakes/snacks and activities.
Contact nikky.miles@ageukleics.org.uk or 0116 2992270 for more information about these groups or just drop by.

Charnwood

Social Drop-in Group

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 10 am – midday, at The Community Room Tesco Park Road, Loughborough LE11 1EX.
Come and join us for a natter with other local people, a warming cuppa or just a break from the shopping. 

North West Leicestershire

Whilst there are no specific social groups running currently in North West Leicestershire, there are several exercise groups including weekly walks and seated exercise which will bring you in contact with other local people with similar interests.
Please see our  Helping you stay Healthy and Well page for more information.

Earl Shilton Centre

Coffee mornings take place on Fridays from 9.00 am until 11.30 am for you to call in for a chat.

Our Friendship Club meets each Wednesday between 2.00 pm – 3.15 pm.
The group has speakers, singers and trips and all are welcome to join.

A daily lunch club gives you the opportunity to chat over a home-cooked two-course meal for just £4.50 per meal.
Please book at reception or call us.

A tea dance runs each Monday afternoon from 1.45 pm to 3.45 pm.

For more information please contact us on 01455 847666 / 844520 or earlshilton@ageukleics.org.uk

The full timetable of activities for Earl Shilton Centre is also available for download.

You can also find out more about our Earl Shilton centre here.

Gloucester House, Melton Mowbray

Free Coffee shop every Tuesday from 9 am to 11.30 am.

A Knit & Natter group meets on Wednesdays from 10.30 am – 12.00 pm.

An Over 55’s drop-in club meets on Fridays from 9.30 am to midday.

Our monthly lunch club runs on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 11.30 am until 1 pm offering a two-course meal with a friendly group for just £5.

For more information please contact us on 01664 410253 / 410108 or Rhonda.fazackerley@ageukleics.org.uk

The full timetable of activities for Gloucester House is also available for download.

You can also find out more about Gloucester House here.

Uppingham

Monday Club

A weekly social group offering a range of activities to anyone wanting to meet new people. The second Monday of the month also has activities to support people with memory problems.
Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm at Gerard Court, Johnson Road, Uppingham.
For more information contact Penny Stimpson on 01572 822171.

Thorncroft

Jai Jalaram Hindu Ladies Singing Group

The group meets every Thursday from 2.30 pm – 5 pm at Thorncroft, 244 London Road, Leicester.
For more information please contact Troy Young on 0116 223 7360.