Age UK Solihull opens new clubs to tackle lonliness - The Solihull Observer

Age UK Solihull opens new clubs to tackle lonliness

Solihull Editorial 23rd May, 2024   0

A SOLIHULL charity has expanded its offering of clubs and activities for older people in Solihull.

Designed to combat loneliness and promote wellbeing among older Solihull residents, Age UK Solihill has opened 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 in Solihull.

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

The two lunch clubs add to Age UK Solihull’s 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 between £8 and £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.

Age UK Solihull has also launched a monthly get-together called Welcome Wednesdays, which takes place on the last Wednesday of every month from 2pm to 3.30pm at Eastcote Park Care Home in Barston.

The charity suggests 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, said: “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 more contact Emma on 07442 859702, email [email protected] or click here.

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