Older People's Clubs

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Older People’s Clubs

Older People’s social clubs are available for those aged 55+ who are socially isolated or at risk of social isolation. They offer an opportunity to meet new people, share experiences, take part in activities and gain information on health and wellbeing.

See how the clubs helped an older lady increase her confidence

Ms P was referred to the club by an existing member. She has had mental health problems throughout her life and her moods can be up and down. She was initially very nervous around other people and needed regular reassurance that she was not misunderstanding the activities or conversation. As time has passed, Ms P has grown in confidence and is much more outgoing. She is now very active in the group sessions and said she is comfortable with the other group members.

See how the clubs helped an older lady beat loneliness

Ms B had hardly left her house in four years as she had been caring for her husband who had a long standing illness. After his death, she became completely socially isolated. Initially she was very quiet in group activities and she did not really contribute. After 18 months Ms B is like a different person – she is much more confident and outgoing. She participates in group sessions, takes regular group coach trips around the UK and has developed a number of close relationships within the group.

Who are the clubs for?
  • These groups are for residents of PO1-PO6 who are over the age of 55.
  • It targets those who are socially isolated or at the risk of social isolation.
  • It is for people who are independently mobile and able to manage their own personal care needs.
What are the clubs?

There are four clubs throughout the city:

  • Friendship Club -The Haven – Lake Rd
  • Southsea Friends – Somerstown Hub
  • Wednesday and Friday Club – John Pound Centre

They offer the opportunity for older people to meet others and share their experiences. They can take part in a range of activities, play games, go on outings, have meals out, listen to speakers and gain information on health and wellbeing.

How to take part

To take part, you will need to contact the team who will provide more information and discuss which club would be most appropriate. If you decide to go ahead – they will fill in a short referral form with your personal and emergency contact details and arrange a start date for a session when the project worker will be attending the group.

Contact Us

 Please contact Lorna Knight or Greg Nugent in the Independence and Wellbeing Team.

Phone: 02392 841762

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