Activities and groups for older people
There are many organisations throughout Slough which offer fun and friendship for older adults.
If you want to take up a new hobby, meet socially for a cuppa and chat, or want a walking buddy, there is bound to be a group to suit.
Being part of a group is one way of helping to prevent social isolation and loneliness, tying in with the council’s #ReachOut programme.
Below are just some of the groups who would welcome you to join them.
Active life (low intensity activities for adults)
There are several free weekly activities throughout the borough and also some with a small charge.
Activities include walking football, free seated exercise, healthy walks, free classic aerobics, yoga, tai chi, pilates, badminton and yogalates.
Visit the council's website to see the full programme.
Computer basics courses
For anyone wanting to become more confident using a computer, there are free ‘computer basics’ courses running through the council’s community learning and skills service. Learn about the functions of a keyboard, file management, word processing, internet, email and the cloud.
You need to enrol on the sessions, but they are held on:
- Mondays at The Curve, from 9.30-11.30am
- Wednesdays at Cippenham Library, from 1-3pm.
You can find out more by calling 01753 476611 or if you are able to get online, visit the council's website to see the course brochure.
Slough libraries run a variety of activities for all ages. One activity is a Senior Moments reading group at The Curve, on the last Friday of the month, from 11am-12noon. Pop into your nearest library to what activities they are running.
Slough 50plus Forum
This group meets on the third Thursday each month at Kingsway United Reformed Church in Church Street, Slough at 1.30pm. Membership is free for any age 50plus resident of Slough and surrounding area. For more information, call 01753 536906 or email email@example.com
Recycled teenagers club – Britwell
This is an independent community group, run by volunteers, with the aim of providing support and encouragement for anyone over the age of 55. Membership is £8 per year. They offer a wide range of services and have organised a series of trips for this year.
They meet at the Britwell Centre on Wentworth Avenue. Coffee mornings are held on Mondays and Fridays from 10am-1pm, costing £1. A lunch club is held on Wednesdays at noon, costing £4 for a lunch, pudding and tea and coffee.
Men’s Matters – Langley
A group which meets weekly to support older men live longer and better by helping them improve their social lives. The Langley group meet on Tuesdays from 2-4pm at Redwood House, Cheviot Road, Langley.
Meet and Mingle – ladies group
Meet and Mingle is a voluntary non-profit organisation for women living in and around Slough. They provide healthy living activities, as well as looking after the physical, mental, social, and emotional wellbeing of women.
To find out more about the group, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Meet and Mingle website.
Wexham Older People’s Club
This is on Mondays from 2-4pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane, SL3 6LH. Call 01753 518232.
Chalvey Seniors’ Coffee
This is on Tuesdays from 10.30am-12.30pm at St Peter’s Church, Church Street, Chalvey.
University of the Third Age – Slough
Slough U3A is a co-operative of older people, often retired, who get involved in a wide range of activities. They meet on the third Wednesday of each month at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Merton Road, SL1 1QW at 2pm. They have a monthly guest speaker and enjoy activities including book club, bridge, cooking, crafts, drawing, table tennis, walking, and many more. Membership is £18 annually or £34 for a couple. Visit the U3A website to see the full programme.
This organisation helps people aged 17 and above manage their anxiety, depression, stress and phobias. To self-refer, call 0300 365 2000. Visit the Talking Therapies website.
Alzheimer’s Dementia Support
This charity offers practical guidance and a wide range of services to help people in the local community whose lives are directly or indirectly affected by dementia. They run a connection café on Tuesdays from 1-2.30pm in Holy Family Church, Trelawney Avenue, Langley. For more information, call Terrie Hall on 07516 165647 or Santok Modhvadia on 07543 243613.
Slough Community Transport
Slough Community Transport provides transport to both individuals and groups who live in the Slough and Burnham area, usually from 9am to 5pm. You need to be a member to use the service. Membership is £26 per year and entitles you to subsidised travel in Slough and nearby areas.
To become a member, you can download the membership form from the Slough Community Transport website or call 01753 691131.
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