If one of your new year resolutions is to get out and about a bit more, don’t sit at home thinking about it talk to us, we can help!
There are lots of opportunities to get involved with social activities right on your doorstep. And as keeping active can keep you mentally as well as physically fit, there’s no excuse not to join in the fun!
Tenants and residents associations across the city organise regular activities that aim to bring neighbours together. Activities cater for all tastes and abilities and regular clubs include keep fit, computer clubs, quizzes, bingo, art and gardening. Some groups even run day trips and mini holidays. Getting involved is a great opportunity to make new friends, try something new, get out and have fun. Get in touch to find out what activities are available near you.
Many of our supported housing schemes also host lunch clubs, providing residents and older members of the local community with the chance to enjoy a hot meal together. Lunch clubs provide a lifeline for many older people who live alone and miss regular interaction with others.
Over Christmas residents at Manston Court, Weston Court, Challis Court, Fairfax Court and Erskine Court tucked into festive lunches and enjoyed entertainment from school choirs, magicians and singers.
Regulars at the Weston Court lunch club say the weekly get together is a much needed opportunity to get out, chat with friends and tuck into a home cooked meal. Since the club launched in July 2019 numbers have steadily grown and now around 15 people attend every week.
Valerie from Weston Court says “Going along to the lunch club is the highlight of my week. It’s the only chance I have to get out and have a chat. I’ve made some lovely friends there.”
Lunch clubs rely on help and support from local volunteers. If you would like to lend a hand cooking or serving food at a supported housing complex near you, please get in touch with our Activity Coordinators.