UPDATE: Following the latest Government advice, our Cafes in Cranleigh and Farnham are closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this will no doubt cause and further updates will be issued in due course.
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, 10.30am - 12.30pm
- Farnham - The Plough Public House, 74 West Street, Farnham, GU9 7EZ
Wednesdays, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Please note: Café Culture at Bill's Restaurant, Guildford and Nostrano Lounge, Staines are no longer running. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Age UK Surrey spokesperson 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.