Age UK Lindsey hosts a number of fun weekly activities to help reduce social isolation in older people. You're bound to find something to inspire you!
Browse the calendar to find out which activities and events are coming up in your area, or scroll down to find out more about Age UK Lindsey's programme of activities designed to help older people to love later life.
Age UK Lindsey hosts a number of lunch clubs in the area. These are a great way to socialise with friends, have fun and be part of something in your community.
At each club we serve a freshly-cooked hot meal, prepared from scratch, on the premises. Diners enjoy a main course and pudding, plus tea or coffee, all for a set price.
Our cooks prepare a varied menu with plenty of traditional favourites such as shepherd's pie and sausage and mash. We want our lunch club members to enjoy their meal so we listen to suggestions and will vary the menu according to what is popular. We aim to use ingredients that are in season and to serve dishes that suit the time of year.
We try to ensure that lack of transport does not prevent anyone from getting out of the house and enjoying a bit of company at our clubs. Therefore we have joined forces with Call Connect, who (for a small fee) can arrange to take you to lunch, and return you safely home. We have space at each venue for people with mobility aids, however unfortunately we are not able to offer personal care at our clubs.
If you, or someone you know, would like to be referred to a Lunch Club you can complete this online form, or see below for details of how to get in touch.
If you would like more details about joining a lunch club, please call 01507 524242 or click here to send us an email.
This community event is held weekly on Thursdays at The Community Centre in Manor House Street, Horncastle. In addition to tea, coffee and delicious cakes you may wish to browse our charity book stall or pick up information regarding services and products available from Age UK Lindsey.
Throughout the year we host a calendar of events, when guest speakers and local organisations share their valuable knowledge on a wide range of subjects. Occasional raffles have enabled the coffee morning team to raise sufficient monies to help establish Age UK Lindsey’s Wheelchair Service. And a collection of recipes gathered from coffee morning regulars and volunteers resulted in the publication and sale of a cook book with funds raised going back to support the local community.
To find out more about the coffee morning, please call 01507 524242 or click here to send us an email
Men in Sheds
A Men's Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. A place of leisure where men come together to work and learn new skills.
A Shed’s activities usually involve making or mending in wood e.g. carpentry, joinery, turning, carving, whittling, marquetry, furniture renovation and may include activities as varied as bike and wheelchair repair, garden machinery repair, reclamation. Reuse and restoration will feature strongly – and some say that is true of the men too! Whichever activities are pursued, the essence of a Shed is not a building, which some don’t have, but the network of relationships between the members - oh, and the cups of tea!
Meets Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 12pm and 12pm to 3pm Costs £2.50 per half-day session, including refreshments
To find out more about Men in Sheds, please call 01507 524242 or click here to send us an email
Drop-In for friendly one-to-one help with anything online. Our Computer Club is completely free, and no booking is required. Learn how to surf the net, chat with friends and family overseas or even shop online - we can help.
Meets Monday 10am to 12pm Scunthorpe Central Library and Friday 9.30am to 11.30am at Scunthorpe Wellbeing Hub Costs Free
To find out more about theComputer Club, please call 01507 524242 or click here to send us an email
The Out For Lunch Project
Age UK Lindsey is running a project in partnership with T.E.D, working with lunch clubs in East Lindsey to support them on common issues and to help them to continue to offer a valuable service to local communities.
Talk, Eat, Drink East Lindsey (T.E.D) is a six year Big Lottery funded project inspired by Lincolnshire's proud food heritage, which will see older people getting out and about. It involves them becoming more involved with social activities and feeling positive about the future.
Helping more people to join a local lunch club
The charity understands how hard it can be for someone to join a lunch club, but we appreciate the huge benefits belonging to one can bring.
If you would like to join, then we operate a referral system where we support someone to find their local club and make the initial visit easier by working with the person and the key contact at the club.