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Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin provide a variety of social events, groups for older people and local leisure activities.

Older people socialising

Our groups meet during the day at local venues and bring together people of varying ages and walks of life.

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

Arts and crafts

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin volunteers run two Stitch & Mix groups, one in Telford and one in Shrewsbury. They are free craft groups suitable for all levels, from beginners to experts. So if you enjoy knitting, crochet, sewing or embroidery, you can bring along your own project and meet others with similar interests.

Find out more about our arts and crafts groups

Lunch clubs

Would you like to get together with like-minded people once a month to enjoy each other's company and good food at a reasonable price? Come along to one of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin's lunch clubs.

Throughout the area, people who are over 60 are meeting together in their communities to enjoy each other's company and good food. Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin now have over 50 local lunch clubs. Each club meets at least once a month at the same local venue to enjoy a two course lunch with tea or coffee for a reduced price. No membership is required but all lunches must be pre-booked, and cancelled if you are unable to attend.

Find out more about our lunch clubs

Reading groups

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin run two monthly reading groups, one in Harlescott and one in Shrewsbury. Books are chosen by the members and supplied by Shropshire Libraries. A contribution of £1.00-£1.50 per session is appreciated.

Find out more about our reading groups

Social groups

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin run two weekly social groups where you can meet up with friends or make new ones from your community. Our Tuesday Afternoon Tea group has a varied program of entertainments and a contribution of £3.50 per session is appreciated. Friday Mornings at the Base is a free group and all are welcome to drop in for reasonably priced refreshments.

Find out more about our social groups

Singing

Join the Orchard Singers, Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin's community choir of enthusiastic singers aged 50+. The singing sessions are informal and feature classic and popular songs chosen by choir members. The choir meets weekly in Shrewsbury and a contribution of £3.50 per session is appreciated.

Find out more about our singing group

Find out more

To find out more about social activities in your area, please contact your local office:

Shropshire: 01743 233 123
Telford & Wrekin: 01952 201 803

Please note that details such as time and venue may change and it is advisable to telephone for current information.

If there's an activity that you would like to see on this page, why not give us a call.

Further information

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