Get paired up with a befriender with similar interests, who will visit you at home or give you a weekly friendship call.
Our local Age UKs are a doorway to a huge variety of social events, groups for older people and local leisure activities.
Some of these services may be impacted by the coronavirus. Contact your local Age UK for advice.
What's on in my area?
Each local Age UK has its own unique timetable of clubs and classes - what runs at one Age UK will be different to a neighbouring one. Examples include:
- Arts & Crafts
- Bridge group
- Coffee morning
- Men in Sheds
- Photography club
- Pub lunch
- Tea dance
You may need to book a place in the class and you will usually pay a small amount to take part.
Make friends through Age UK
Our cafes and restaurants are a place for people to meet friends old and new! You also have the option to join a lunch club.
If you’re looking for companionship and need extra care, day centres offer social activities, hot meals and much more.
Why take up a social activity?
- They can help us to maintain social connections and reduce feelings of loneliness
- It’s a great way to learn a new skill or revisit a hobby you used to enjoy
- Taking part in social activities is shown to help us to stay sharp in later life