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Café Culture group in Cranleigh.

Meet new people and build friendships

Get to know others who live in your area and enjoy a weekly get-together and chat in a friendly environment by joining one of our weekly Café Culture groups. Anyone aged 50+ is welcome and no booking is required - just come along. People are welcome to come on their own or bring a carer or family members to join in with the conversations. 

Café Culture is currently held in the following locations:

  • Cranleigh - Manns of Cranleigh Coffee Shop, 101-105 High Street, Cranleigh, GU6 8AY
    Wednesdays 2:00pm  4:00pm 
  • Guildford - Bill's Restaurant, 1 Angel Gate, Guildford, GU1 4AE
    Tuesdays 3:00pm – 5:00pm 
  • Farnham - The Plough Public House, 74 West Street, Farnham, GU9 7EH
    Wednesdays 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Di Cheeseman, Community Support and Development Manager said ‘Many people do not see or speak to someone on a regular basis and therefore can become lonely and isolated.  Café Culture is a great new initiative that encourages people to get out of the house and make new friends in a social environment on a weekly basis’.
Loneliness and isolation is a growing issue within our communities.  Café Culture is one of the initiatives that we are setting up in Staines to encourage people over the age of 50 to meet up weekly as a social group within the community. 

Di Cheeseman, Community Support and Development Manager, said: "Many people do not see or speak to someone on a regular basis and therefore can become lonely and isolated. Café Culture is a great initiative that encourages people to get out of the house and make new friends in a social environment on a weekly basis."

Terry, who attends the Cranleigh group, said: "When you retire, you lose about two thirds of your friends and acquaintances. I don't have any family and I have lost some of my friends on top of this, so it gets a bit lonely. It's nice to have somewhere to go where you can meet for a coffee and have a chat with new people and make new friends."

If you would like to find out more about Café Culture, please call 01483 503414.

We are always looking for volunteers to help provide our services. If you would like to volunteer for our Making Connections Service, including Café Culture, please contact us on 01483 503414 or volunteer@ageuksurrey.org.uk.

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