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 Room 4 at Leigh Community Centre. The building is fully accessible with ramps at the entrances, a lift 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.
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, but Age Concern Southend may be able to help. They provide a transport scheme for people who struggle to get out of the house, at a cost of fuel by mile, making it very affordable compared to a normal taxi service. Call 01702 345373 for more information.
A long overdue catch up with games and quizzes. Afternoon Tea for lunch.
A talk and demonstration with local watercolour artist Malcolm Blake-Lawson. A man of many skills who can also play guitar so there might be a sing-song too! Ham & cheese ploughmans for lunch.
Elders Inspired will be joining us to provide a taster session of their gentle exercise Active Aging classes. Quiche and salad for lunch.
The Leigh Royal British Legion secretary Bob O'Leary wll be talking to us about the history of the Legion and the Poppy Appeal. Soup of the day and a roll for lunch.
Our own Leigh Town Councillor, Keith Evans will be talking to us about his time as a musician in the Welsh Guard. Hame & cheese ploughmans for lunch.
Local charity The Art Ministry will be bringing some Christmas arts and crafts for you to try. Pasta bake for lunch.
The Inspire Theatre Collective will be guiding you through their immersive Tudor Christmas, with costumes, history and food. Festive Afternoon Tea for lunch.