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Our latest activities for older Solihull residents

Published on 16 May 2024 10:43 AM

We have recently expanded our offering of clubs and activities for older people in Solihull.

Designed to combat loneliness and promote wellbeing among older Solihull residents, two new weekly lunch clubs and a monthly coffee afternoon have recently begun.

The Land Rover Social Club takes place every Tuesday from 12-3pm at Jaguar Land Rover Sports and Social Club, Solihull B92 9LN.

The Hobs Meadow Lunch Club takes place every Thursday from 12-3pm at Hobs Meadow pub on Ulleries Road, Solihull B92 8ED.

The two lunch clubs add to our existing weekly clubs at the Marston Green Tavern every Tuesday, Moseley Cricket Club in Shirley every Wednesday, and the Red Lion in Knowle every Thursday. These three clubs all have waiting lists, but the new clubs have plenty of spaces for new members.

The clubs are for older residents of the Solihull borough, and priority is given to those who live alone with no family or other support nearby. The lunch clubs cost £8-10 which includes a hot meal, hot drinks and entertainment and activities. The Wednesday Afternoon Club costs £3 which includes hot drinks, cake, activities and monthly entertainment.

We have also launched a monthly get-together called Welcome Wednesdays, which takes place on the last Wednesday of every month from 2-3.30pm at Eastcote Park Care Home in Barston, Solihull. We suggest a voluntary donation of £3 to attend, and hot drinks and cake are provided by Eastcote Park. This is a more informal event where members are welcome to drop in with no commitment to attending every month.

Age UK Solihull’s Clubs and Activities Coordinator, Emma Hunter, says, “We are thrilled to have launched these new activities which offer the chance for older Solihull residents to get out and socialise, meeting local people and enjoying entertainment and activities in a warm and welcoming environment. Our aim is to combat social isolation and these new clubs and events are integral to achieving that goal.”

For those interested in joining any of our clubs or activities, please contact Emma Hunter on 07442 859702, email or find out more here.