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Whether you are an individual or part of a small group wanting to extend your social network, we aim to put you first and help you love later life.

We have a whole range of social groups in North Tyneside designed to keep you connected. From Reading Groups to LGBTQ+ Groups, we have something for you.

Some of the activities we run include

  • Day centres with organised activities
  • Monthly get-togethers
  • Small social groups
  • Energetic activities
  • Day trips to local attractions

If you have any questions in relation to any of our groups and activities, or have any ideas for new groups please call our Community Development Team on 0191 287 7012.

Our current social groups

Friendly Faces Social Group

If you’re looking to meet new people and find out what’s happening in your local area, why not drop into our Friendly Faces group for a cuppa and chat? We’ll help you connect with your local community.

When: Every Monday, 1.30pm to 3pm
Where: Forest Hall
Cost: £2.60 per session, includes refreshments

Please call 0191 287 7012 or email for more information.

Men's Groups

Enjoy a coffee and a chat, try new activities, take a trip out, or just enjoy reading your newspaper with some company. Our Men's Groups are a perfect place to build lasting friendships.

Wideopen Men's Group
When: First and Third Tuesday of each month, 10am to 11.30am
Where: Wideopen
Cost: £2.60 per session

Wallsend Men's Group
When: First and Third Friday of each month, 11am to 1pm
Where: Wallsend
Cost: £2.60 per session

Please call 0191 287 7012 or email for more information.

Transgender Group

Our Transgender Group is a friendly, safe and welcoming place for members of the transgender community to make new friends, socialise and find out more about services for the older LGBTQ+ community in North Tyneside.

When: First and Third Wednesday of each month, 7pm to 9pm 
Where: North Shields
Cost: £2.60 per session

Please call 0191 287 7012 or email for more information.