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Over 60's Social Club

In October 2018 the Council launched a new monthly social club for local residents over 60 as a way to help combat social isolation and loneliness for some of our elderly residents. 

The Social Club is a friendly group which is helped by several local volunteers, we always aim to make people feel welcome, and we run different activities at each session, so you will get the chance to learn something new and try new things! 

The Social Club takes place at 12pm - 1.30pm on the first and third Wednesday of the month and takes place in the Donald Fraser Hall at Leigh Community Centre. The building is fully accessible with ramps at the entrances and disabled toilet.

The club now includes lunch as well as an activity at a cost of £5 per person. Places must be booked in advance if you are eating lunch with us so we know how much food to prepare. Please make us aware of any dietary requirements. To book your space please call the office on 01702 716288, or visit our reception. 

Food allergies/intolerances can be catered for and vegetarian/vegan options are available, please just ask when booking.

If you don't want to eat lunch with us or you want to bring your own, you can still come along at a cost of £2, with no advance booking. 

Hot drinks and biscuits are available to all at every session.

We regretfully are unable to offer transport to the Club or respite care. Carers are welcome to attend. 

Reasons to come along... 

  • A chance to socialise and make new friends
  • Learn new skills and stimulate your mind
  • Get out the house. Be active and improve your quality of life.
  • Different activities every session
  • Refreshments included
  • Everyone is welcome!

2022 Dates

Wednesday 19th January 

Games and chat - A chance to catch up with friends after the break, or make new ones if it's your first time. A selection of board games and cards will be available, with Sausage and Mash for lunch. 

Wednesday 2nd February

Seated Exercise - Active Life will be joining us to provide a short taster session of their gentle seated exercise classes. No obligations to join in if you do not feel able. Soup and a roll for lunch 

Wednesday 16th February 

Age Concern Talk - Service providers from Age Concern Southend will be coming in to talk about the different clubs and activities available at the Hub in Westcliff and ways they can support older adults in the area. Cottage pie for lunch. 

Wednesday 2nd March

Crochet Talk - Local crocheting celebrity Linda Catling will be talking to us about her infamous postbox hats that she started making during lockdown with Sausage and Mash for lunch. 

Wednesday 16th March

Storytelling with Peter Monk - Peter Monk will be sharing folk tales, myths and stories from around the world. Soup and a roll for lunch. 

Wednesday 6th April 

Sing-a-long - Bob's Barber Shop will be singing us some joyful tunes for everyone to sing-a-long to. Afternoon Tea for lunch. 

​​​​​​​Wednesday 20th April

Games and chat - Catch up with friends, a selection of board games and cards will be available. Cheese and ham Ploughman's for lunch.