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We provide an extensive borough wide programme of activities covering health & fitness; social activities & companionship and education & learning opportunities. These opportunities help older people live more independent and healthier lives, build social networks, learn new skills and improve wellbeing.

Our Wellbeing Services form part of a wider partnership of 20 local charities supporting adults of all ages to live independently, improve wellbeing and stay connected with their local community, called the Community Independent Living Service (CILS). If we don’t offer the support you need therefore, we will try and put you in contact with another organisation who can.

We also work closely with other organisations, voluntary groups, community centres and educational institutions in the delivery of our services. We are always open to feedback, comments and suggestions.

Our activities take place at a range of community locations, online at home.

Contact our Wellbeing Services Team on wellbeingservices@ageukrichmond.org.uk and 020 8744 1965.


Staying Safe - We are now running most of our groups and activities as normal, however we will maintain some infection control measures to keep everyone safe. We appreciate your support in following these rules as advised by our staff.

Regular Activities at Community Locations

We run a variety of groups, classes and activities to improve wellbeing at a range of community locations, including our three Social & Wellbeing Centres in Twickenham, Whitton and Barnes.

Please note pre-booking is essential for all our activites; please contact each Social Centre directly or email the Wellbeing Services team on wellbeingservices@ageukrichmond.org.uk or call 020 8744 1965.

TIMETABLES OF ACTIVITIES

Activities at Twickenham Wellbeing Centre.

We offer a range of sessions, groups and activities at our centre in Twickenham.

A membership fee and small activity charges apply.

Contact:

0208 538 9254

jayne.fanning@ageukrichmond.org.uk

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Art Group
9.30 – 12pm (50p)
Zumba Gold
10.00 – 10.45am
£4.00
Embroidery Group
10.00 to 3pm (50p)
Medium Impact
Exercise Class
with Kate
9.30 – 10.30am
£4
Yoga with Juliet
9.45m – 10.45am
£4
Bring a Towel
Massage, Reflexology
11.00 - 3.30pm
£20.00
GoLocal
Community Choir
11.00 to 11.45am
(No Charge)

Falls Class
11.15 to 12.00

£4.00 - Members

£5.00 - Non-Members

Poetry Group

10.30am to 12pm

50p

Hairdresser (Gay)

Bridge Club

10.30am to 12.30pm

Man with a Pan
12.00 to 2.00
Tai-Chi Class
with Robin
12.30 to 1.30
£4
Pilates with Kate
(All levels)
10.45 - 11.45am
£4.00
Chiropody
9.30 - 2.30
(twice monthly)(appts)
£20 members
£25 non-members
(Subject to change)

Time to Move

12.45 to 1.30pm

 £4.00 

Age of Grace with Emily
Different styles of movement and dance
(it’s never too late to dance)
2.30 - 4.00pm
£6.00

Line Dancing
with Bryan
2.00 to 3.00pm

£4

Health Stroll
11.15 (30 min) Last Thursday of each month
(Meet outside Twickenham Wellbeing Centre)

Chair Exercise
With Emily
11.00 – 12.00
£4

Pilates with Kate
(All levels)
2.00 - 3.00pm
Bring towel along
£4
Creative Writing
3pm to 4.30pm
Every other week
Connect to Tech
Please call
Wellbeing Services
on 020 8744 1965
to book an
appointment

Zumba with Tara

12pm to 1pm

£4.00

Fish and Chip Lunch

12 – 2pm

     

Yoga with Juliet -

1.15pm to 2.15pm £4.00 Bring a Towel  

Exercise with Bryan
12.30 to 1.30
£4.00
      Hairdresser (Tina) Drama Group
Rulis 3.00 - 5pm
     

Alzheimer’s Society

For people with Dementia and their Carers

Please Call 020 8036 9570 
 

Activities at Barnes Green Centre.

We offer a range of sessions, groups and activities at our centre in Barnes.

A membership fee and small activity charges apply.

Contact:

020 8876 2377

janet.eaton@ageukrichmond.org.uk

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Chiropody Sessions
9am – 1.30pm with Kevin
(twice a month)
Appointments only

 

Hairdressing
9am - 2pm with Sue
Appointments only
  Zumba Gold
10.00am - 11.00am
with Sally
Star FiSH dance session
10.45am -11.45am
Zumba with Chloe       10am-11am

Cream Tea Preparation
9.00am – 3pm      (in place of talks/lunch for the time being)

Tai- Chi
10.45am – 11.45am with Robin
Knitting Group
10.30am - 12pm
(Lounge)

Reading Group
10.30am (Lounge) once a month

Body Strength 12am– 1pm with Victoria

FiSH Talks

(Currently online.

Contact FiSH directly)

Barnes Spinners
11am – 3pm
(twice a month)

I.N.S.

11.30am - 12.30pm

Exercise class and physio

Contact I.N.S. directly

Bingo
1pm - 3.30pm (Lounge)


Connect to Tech, 10.15 to 12 (lounge), £1 non-members, free for members.
Appointments only, please contact Wellbeing Services
on 020 8744 1965
to book an
appointment.

  Pilates with Elena

Group 1

1.30pm - 2.30pm

£4

FiSH Good afternoon

Choir

2pm – 3.30pm

 
         
         

Activities at Whitton Social Centre.

We offer a range of sessions, groups and activities at our centre in Whitton.

A membership fee and small activity charges apply.

Contact:

020 8894 4963

surinder.kaur@ageukrichmond.org.uk

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 

Exercise Class

9.20 – 10.20am

£4

   

Art & Craft Group 9.30 – 12.00 noon: 50p

  Coffee morning 10.30 to 11.30am    

Coffee morning

10.30 – 11.30
 

Massage + Reflexology + Reiki by appointment only

(£20)
   

Computer Club

9.30 – 12.00 noon: 50p

 

Chiropody by appointment only

(£20)
   

Hairdressing by appointment

(during morning)
  Bingo                  12.00 to 1.45pm    

Fish & Chip Lunch

12.00 – 2.00pm brought in from Regan’s Fish Bar

(purchase price + 50p)
 

Games Afternoon: Bowls, Darts, & Snooker.

2.00pm onwards: 50p
   

Table Tennis

2.00 – 5.00pm (alternate weeks)

(£1 including tea/coffee)
 

 

   

Social Afternoon(for example, beetle drive, quiz, cream teas)

2.00 – 4.30pm

Individually charged

Activities at other Community Locations

Small activity charges apply.

Contact:

020 8744 1965

wellbeingservices@ageukrichmond.org.uk

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Allotment Club at Teddington – 10am-12pm Zoom Tai Chi with Robin – 11am - 12pm Walking Football at St Mary’s Uni, Teddington Lock – 10.30 - 11.30am Zoom Zumba Gold with Tara – 10-11am Zumba Gold at Hampton Methodist Church – 11.15am - 12.15pm

 

Fit for Men at Hampton Pool – 11.30am - 12.30pm

Fit for Men at Barn Elms Sports Trust – 12-1pm Ukulele Club at the Cabbage Patch, Twickenham – 10.30 - 11.30am Allotment Club at Teddington – 10am - 12pm Zoom Pilates with Kate – 11.15am
Table Tennis Club at the Brunswick Club, Twickenham – 2-4pm Man with a Pan at Twickenham Wellbeing Centre – 12-2pm Zoom Body Strengthening with Victoria – 11.45am - 12.30pm Monthly Health Stroll – last Thursday of every month, 11.15am start from outside the Twickenham Wellbeing Centre  
  Zumba Gold at the ETNA Centre, St Margarets – 2-3pm  

Hydrotherapy at Teddington Pool

5 weeks starting Thursday 16th September or
5 weeks from Thursday 21st October
Time slot 11-11.30am

 

Pub / Restaurant Lunches

First Wednesday of the month
The White Hart at Whitton. £10 for a meal and drink.
Second Thursday of the month
The Red Lion in Barnes. Price TBC.
Third Wednesday of the month
Squires Garden Centre Cafe, Twickenham.
Either £12 for a main course and a hot drink, or £9 for a light lunch and hot drink. Orders will be taken in advance.
Third Thursday of the month
....new for 2021! Tide End Cottage, Ferry Road, Teddington.
Very reasonably priced traditional bar meals and light lunches - menu can be emailed to you.
Third Tuesday of the month
Lass O' Richmond Hill, Richmond (in partnership with Ham and Petersham SOS)
£12 for a main course and hot drink. Orders will be taken in advance.

If you need further support please contact our Wellbeing Services Team on 020 8744 1965 or wellbeingservices@ageukrichmond.org.uk

Onetime and short Courses, Talks and Webinars

As well as our regular activities, we often run short courses and one off sessions. These are listed here.*

 * More courses to be announced in the Autumn.

Course

Date/Location

Cost

Book

 Move It or Lose IT - Fun exercise class for people living with Dementia and their carers.

6 week course starting 20th of October, 11 - 12pm at Whitton Social Centre

Free

Email wellbeingservices@ageukrichmond.org.uk or call 020 8744 1965.

Beating Bowel Cancer Together -
A Virtual Talk for Age UK Richmond
by Bowel Cancer UK

Wednesday 17th November at 2.30pm, online.

Free

Book:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bowel-cancer-uk-talk-tickets-191594673827

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you sign up for a session but then find you are unable to make it, please let us know so that we can offer someone else your place. If you try to book a place and the session is already full, please email wellbeingservices@ageukrichmond.org.uk so that we can add you to our waiting list.

For more information about the above events please email wellbeingservices@ageukrichmond.org.uk.

Outings

Outings are back! However we are running a reduced schedule at the moment. Please check back here from time to time for information on current outings.

For more information email mt.keegan@ageukrichmond.org.uk

Connect to Tech

Our Connect to Tech Service is designed to promote IT independence in later life. We can help you get online and connected if you are new to the world of computers, or help you develop your existing skills. There are many benefits to being online!

For more information about help with computers, tablets or smart phones please email carol.horne@ageukrichmond.org.uk or wellbeingservices@ageukrichmond.org.uk

or call 020 8744 1965.

Visit our Connect to Tech page here.

 

Online + At Home

We know not everyone will be able or want to come to one of our groups or sessions in the community. Therefore, we have home-based and online options to support your wellbeing.

TELEPHONE CHATS
Enjoy chatting to one of our friendly volunteers over the phone or by video call once a week – or however often you might need it.
We are also offering a specific telephone chats service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender older people. More information about this can be found here.
Contact Jayne Fanning on jayne.fanning@ageukrichmond.org.uk or call 02085389254.

ACCOMPANIED WALKS
If you would like a friendly volunteer to accompany you on a walk we can help. You may be lacking a bit of confidence, be recovering after a fall or just looking for company!
We will ask you a few questions about your mobility before you can use the service. We may refer you to the NHS Falls & Bones Health Service for an assessment before you can use the service. You must be able to mobilise without support.
Contact Jayne Fanning on jayne.fanning@ageukrichmond.org.uk or call 02085389254.

SPARK WELLBEING COURSE
Spark is a seven-week wellbeing course that aims to spark joy, connection and creativity in your life. Through weekly themes, selected readings and a choice of activities you'll discover (and often re-ignite) the things that bring you delight. The course is hand delivered to your door in a box and supported with a weekly group telephone conference call (optional but good fun!).
Contact Marie – Therese Keegan on mt.keegan@ageukrichmond.org.uk or call 020 8744 1965.

DIARY CLUB

We are living through exceptional times. Write about them. Or how you pass your time. Or what you are grateful for today. We have so many ideas for you! Diaries and inspiration will be provided. There may also be opportunities to meet up with other diarists.
Contact Marie – Therese Keegan on mt.keegan@ageukrichmond.org.uk or call 020 8744 1965.

WRITING CHALLENGES
Our invitation to you is to take pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and respond to our prompts for creative and expressive writing. This year you wrote about your memorable moments, and we are publishing the collection in a book, Everyone has a story. More details to follow.
Contact Marie – Therese Keegan on mt.keegan@ageukrichmond.org.uk or call 020 8744 1965.

ONLINE EXERCISE CLASSES

Please note that from August there will be a charge of £2 per class, payable via Eventbrite (links below) for a month at a time.

Activity Day/Time Zoom Link
Tai Chi with Robin

Tuesdays at 11am to 12pm

 

Zoom link:
https://zoom.us/j/96335128072?pwd=eU0rT0pXMHlRUFRERU9pWHg4REorQT09

Meeting ID: 963 3512 8072
Passcode: 734252
Body Strengthening with Victoria Wednesdays at 11.45am to 12.30pm

Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9177053808

Zumba Gold with Tara Thursdays at 10am to 11am

Zoom link:
https://zoom.us/j/96636521364?pwd=T05HRFMrS1NMK1Z3MHVpZkFiejZQUT09

Meeting ID: 966 3652 1364
Passcode: 687891
Pilates with Kate Fridays at 11.15am to 12pm

Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89864209909?pwd=OCtvczYwN0xISVgwcmVGRWpDenFsQT09

ON DEMAND VIDEOS

Activity

Type

Description

Access by clicking the picture

Fit for men with Stephen

Exercise

Stephen's sessions are practical, effective and safe to do at home. Follow his 10 minute exercise routines.

Fit for Men - Stephen

Walking Football with Ash

Exercise

Try our taster session and keep moving. This is a quick but effective 8 minute session, you will need to use a sturdy chair.

Man with a Pan with Mary

Cooking

Take a break from exercise and engage in cooking a delicious healthy meal with Mary.

Ukulele sing-a-long with Tara

Music

Join Tara during Ukulele sing-a-long sessions.

Zumba Gold with Catherine

Exercise, Dance

Join Catherine with energetic Zumba Gold exercise sessions.

Tai Chi with Andi

Exercise

Tai Chi is a martial art from 13th-century China. Tai Chi is now practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise, it reduces stress, improves posture, balance and general mobility and increases muscle strength in the legs.

Seated Strength with Victoria

 

Exercise

Join Victoria in a series of seated strength exercise classes for a total body workout using a chair.

Low Impact Aerobic Exercise with Bryan

Exercise

Bryan takes you through a 20 minute exercise routine, starting with a warm up and mobilisation and then slowly building to a cardio workout by increasing your heart rate and moving around in simple movement patterns. Everyone can work at their own level.