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Clubbing for the over 60’s

Posted by Samantha Hicks on 28 Jan 2018

Clubbing for the over 60’s

This time of year can be lonely for the elderly amongst us, its cold outside, dark by 4pm and the hubbub of Christmas has calmed down.

The good news for our elderly neighbours here in Epsom & Ewell is that it doesn’t have to be, so if you know of any older residents who might be looking for some company this winter then let them know about our list below:

  • The Wellbeing Centre is a £100,000 hub which opened in 2013 at the Longmead Centre and it offers advice, support & information for the over 55’s. Regular daily Activities include Tai Chi, musical bingo, massage, chair yoga and arts & crafts, lunch is served every day and everyone is welcome.
  • The Stitch Mouse in Epsom hosts an ‘Unfinished projects’ meetup on a Monday and Wednesday morning from 10.30-12.30, this is for anything craft related and gives you the opportunity to share some tea and biscuits and have a chat with others.
  • Age Concern Epsom & Ewell is a independent charity and a community for the elderly within itself, offering home visits, toenail cutting and hearing aid clinics, computer and phone workshops – they can also arrange transport.
  • Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for OAP’s 75+
  • Cuddington W.I. meets on the first Friday of the month at Wandgas Sports Club in Grafton Road Worcester Park. For more information on joining contact the local federation on 01483 233230.    
  • If keeping fit is a priority then various sports classes run throughout the borough aimed at residents 50+. Subsidised transport can be arranged for these sessions on 01372 732000
  • The Ebbisham Centre runs a weekly racket club on a Thursday and games include badminton, squash, tennis and ‘pickleball’ (a combination of other rackets sports) contact them on 01372 720647.
  • The Rainbow centre has a special membership option which includes activities such as pilates, dance, water workouts alongside social events like days out, trips & competitions. For more information contact 01372 727277.
  • Bowls fans are spoilt for choice with sessions running at various venues through-out our borough, Auriol Bowls Club in KT4; Epsom Bowling Club in Worple Road; Epsom Court Bowls Club in Pound Lane; Epsom Park Bowls Club In Alexandra Road; Ewell Village Bowls Club in West Street. Email for more information here.
  • Brand new for 2018 Bourne Hall & Epsom Methodist Church have just begun weekly Strength & Balance classes which are made of up exercises specially designed to prevent falls. For Bourne Hall contact Nikki on 07708 647132 and for Epsom Methodist Church Karen on 07771 647132

 

While we are on the subject of churches there is a huge amount of friendly goings on at Epsom & Ewell’s Churches. We’ve included just a few of them here: Ruxley Church runs coffee mornings with homemade cakes on Mondays and Thursdays; All Saints Church in West Ewell offers craft activites on a Wednesday at 2.30pm. West Ewell Evangelical Church offers a games, tea/cake and crafts on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon from 2-4pm; Epsom Christian Fellowship on West Hill runs a term-time only coffee morning on a Friday 10-12.  To carry on with the list there is:

  • Ashtead Good Neighbours care for vulnerable Ashtead residents by taking care of tasks that could be reasonably expected of a good neighbour.
  • Stoneleigh Methodist Church run a Knit & Natter group every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month which covers different craft activities or is available to just drop in for a chat. 0208 393 2155
  • In Leatherhead The Fairfield Social Centre is open Monday – Friday from 10am-4pm. Similar to The Wellbeing Centre at Longmead It offers a variety of activities for leisure and pleasure for those aged 60+. They can be contacted on 01372 376058 or fairfieldcentre@molevalley.co.uk.
  • St. Pauls Church Centre in Northey Avenue, Cheam is a lively, welcoming church which offers coffee and guest speakers on a Wednesday at 11am, a hot lunch is then offered at 12.30pm. On a Tuesday morning they offer a group named ‘Spartans’ which caters for the retired members of church and organises social outings. Contact David Stroud 0208 642 2429
  • The Banstead Centre offers a friendly and sociable venue for various activities, including keep fit, special events, and bridge. There is transport available to and from the centre, for more information contact 01737 361712

So there you have it – this is by no means an exhaustive list, we had no idea there was so much going on in and around our borough for elderly residents!

Sam

 
Samantha Hicks
Samantha Hicks is an Epsom based writer and mum of two who has contributed to a number of online publications and also managed several social media pages for local information Facebook pages. She can be found at various soft plays and toddler groups in the area and is constantly on the lookout for new activities to keep her small people entertained!

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