Tel 01908 550700
In line with government advice we have reluctantly had to close all our lunch clubs, the Peartree Memory Clubs and DEGA until further notice. We recognise the devastating effect this will have on many people and are doing our best to provide support where possible.
Our cooks and the club Co-ordinators are telephoning their clients on the day that they would usually have attended the club, for a chat and to find out if they need any support.
Please contact us on 01908 550700 to find out what help is available. If you get an answerphone, please leave a message as we are picking them up.
Meet up with friends and enjoy a freshly-cooked hot lunch.
We run seven lunch clubs in the borough of Milton Keynes where older people can socialise and make friends. Club members enjoy a game of Bingo or a quiz and there is always a raffle, but there is no obligation to join in. If you would rather enjoy the meal and have a quiet sit with a cup of tea, that is fine by us. Periodically our Clubs Co-ordinator arranges an entertainer or other outside acitities for the benefit of lunch club members.
- a hot meal, cooked from scratch on the premises - a main course and dessert, tea or coffee and biscuits
- our cooks listen to suggestions and will vary the menu according to what is popular. We try to use ingredients that are in season and to serve a dish that suits the time of year
How much does it cost?
- £7 lunch at the venue
- £14 lunch and transport
- Payment is made by direct debit monthly in advance
- Our charges are set at a reasonable level to help towards our costs
Transport to the lunch club
Most lunch club members travel to the clubs by London Hire minibus but we also have a number of volunteer drivers who take people in their own cars. We can make arrangements for people who use wheelchairs and try to ensure that lack of transport does not prevent people from enjoying getting out of the house and enjoying a bit of company.
Please contact our office on 01908 550700 if you need to cancel the transport.
How many clubs can you join?
It is up to you, depending on availability, but we may not be able to provide transport. There is no membership fee to join our lunch clubs but it is a weekly commitment and, as with any club, if you are unable to attend you will need to let us know.. P
We do not provide personal care
As the lunch clubs run 10am to 1pm most people will need to visit the toilet while they are at the club. We will do our best to help people who are less mobile but we are not able to provide personal care.
Find out more
Call us on 01908 550700
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Mrs D and Mrs F say they wouldn’t see each other if they didn’t meet up at their lunch club every week. The freshly cooked meal is nice, but it is the companionship that means the most to them. “We have a proper conversation, and we have the same silly sense of humour.”
Widower Mr H says he has relatives living locally but friends are essential to a happy life. “I do look forward to going and I always enjoy the food”. Having transport to the club is vital. It means not having to rely on family to carry on a social life. “It gives me independence, which is what most people my age want”, says Mr H