We have day centres throughout Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin offering a friendly day out for older people who cannot easily get about.
Each day centre is local to its area and they open one day a week, usually between 10.00am and 3.00pm. Each one is run by a team of much valued volunteers who are supported by Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin staff.
Please note: our day centres are not currently meeting. Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is committed to keeping you as safe as possible as lockdown restrictions are eased and we are working towards restarting our activities gradually and safely. We will update the website as classes and activities restart, so keep checking back.
Each day centre has its own character. The majority of day centres include some form of activity, such as cards and games, crafts, guest speakers, gentle exercise to music and quizzes.
All day centres provide a hot two course lunch and there are also occasional trips and meals out.
A small charge is made towards the costs and most centres also have a weekly raffle to raise funds.
Generally, transport to and from the day centre is provided by either car or in some areas specially adapted minibus. In some cases members are asked to make their own arrangements.
How to make a referral for a place at a day centre
Referrals are made to the local Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin office and are usually made by Social Services, GPs, health visitors, family members and friends.
You can download a referral form from the bottom of this page. Send the completed form to our Shrewsbury office, or call us on 01743 233 123 for further help and information.
You can find out about your closest centres from the list of day centres available for download below.