Social Activities

All events listed are for people over 50 and FREE (unless stated)

Chester

Chester: Adult Phab Social Club

Chester Adult Phab (People Have Abilities) is a social club for people with and without disabilities. They have 75+ members and meet the second Monday of the month in a local public house / restaurant in Chester. They are also looking for volunteers.

For more details contact Lynda on 07828 571952 or email: lynda.hesketh@sky.com.

Chester: Bluecoat Vision Centre

The Bluecoat Vision Centre will now be open Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 2pm offering a large range of low vision aids.

IT lessons also available Monday – Thursday 10am – 3pm. If you require any advice please drop in or phone 01244 341885.

Chester: Brighter Days

Brighter Days is a Brightlife funded project supported by Tweedsmuir Social Group to help reduce social isolation in older people in Cheshire West and Chester. The only criteria you need to be a part of the group is that individuals must live in the local area, be over 50 years of age and be socially isolated.

For a list of Brighter Days social group events click here: Brighter Days

Contact Donna Hufton on 01244 343940 / 07827858948 for further information or email Donna.Hufton@Muir.org.uk.

Chester: Community Workshop Day At Trafford

Date: Tuesday 22nd May, 9.15am – 4.30 pm.

Come and discover Trafford Hall (CH2 4JP) and the training we can offer your community group through a series of taster workshops led by our experienced team of trainers. The sessions will include bike restoration, beginners’ gardening, grants and fundraising and scrap technology.

Please contact Hannah, Philippa or Gill at Trafford Hall on 01244 300246 or email h.kaira@traffordhall.com.

Chester: Crafting the Woods at Stretton Watermill

After the success of last year’s Woollen Woods at Stretton Watermill another exhibition is planned.  This time we want to encourage a wider range of crafters to submit their creations to this fantastic event.

The mill is calling out to makers out there to create something to be part of our outdoor exhibition.  Could you crochet a ladybird, willow weave a rabbit or turn a toadstool?  We’d love to invite you to contribute a crafted ‘something’ on the theme of ‘Native Woodland Flora and Fauna’ to this fantastic site.  All sorts of materials and techniques are welcome.

For more information email artswest@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or call 01606 271641.

Chester: Dee-Sign Language Choir 

Dee-Sign British Sign Language Choir are always looking for new members, so we would welcome inquiries from anyone who might like to do something different.  We particularly welcome retired people as they have more time to spare to do a bit of volunteering.  Please see our website www.deesignchoir.co.uk for further details or contact anne@deesignchoir.co.uk to see if you can get involved.

Chester: ‘Digital Buddies’ at Storyhouse every Friday

FREE digital support sessions for anyone over 50 in the Meeting Room at Storyhouse between 10am – 12pm every Friday.
Digital Buddies now have two new drop-ins:

  • Every Wednesday, Upton Library 2pm – 3pm
  • Every Friday, Lache Library 2pm – 3pm

To find out more call Heather on 01244 311339 / 07958 611618.

Chester: Fab Weld 50+ Welding

Fab Weld 50+ Welding and fabrication recreational courses,  the free Brightlife funded 5 week course covers basic welding and fabrication techniques. No experience of Welding and Fabrication is required, come along and meet like minded people. Times: 12pm – 2pm Mondays. Booking essential.

Based at Unit 5 Sealand Trade Park, Chester CH1 4NW. Please call The Welding Academy on 01244 311339, 07825 002 814 or email: info@theweldingacademy.com.

Chester: Football for Visually Impaired Players

Every Saturday (11am – 12noon) at Goals Soccer Centre CH1 4LT. Contact:

Gary Morgan on 01244 381515/ 07720 096657  gmorgan@visionsupport.org.uk or community@chesterfc.com.

Chester: Great Get Together Picnic in the Park

Date: Saturday 23rd June.

Location: Grosvenor Park, Chester CH1 1SD.

More details on the Chester More in Common facebook page

Chester: Over Sixty’s Social Swim

Date: Every Tuesday 11am – 12pm and Friday 11am – 12pm at Chester City Baths
Contact: e-mail Nick Boylan nickoboylan17@gmail.com.

Chester: Men in Sheds

Age UK Cheshire’s Men in Sheds project is for older men who may be feeling isolated due to bereavement, depression, redundancy or retirement and are looking to meet new people, enjoy a bit of camaraderie and learn and share new skills.  The shed runs Tues – Fri 10am – 4pm.

Chester: Silver Rainbows – Social Network for LGBT people

The next ‘Tea & Tattle’ drop-in takes place at Winsford Library on 27th March again from 2:00 – 4:00.

Thanks to Active Cheshire they are commencing their Silver Strollers programme of walks around the Cheshire Countryside. The second walk will be around Astbury Mere in Congleton on the afternoon of Sunday 8th April between 2:00pm and 4:00pm meeting at the Astbury Mere Visitor Centre Cafe at 1:45. The walks are on level ground with no stiles or gates to navigate and are suitable for all regardless of ability.  Suggestions for future walks are welcome and should anyone wish to train as a Walk Leader then please contact Colin at the number below.

Stupendous Sara is one of their most enthusiastic members and has offered to run a Laughter Yoga workshop for Silver Rainbows members on the afternoon of Saturday 24th March. Additionally, the first in 2018 of the ever popular T-Dances hosted by Prince Jack Clegg will be taking place on Saturday April 24th. The venues and times for the Laughter Yoga and T-Dance are to be confirmed.

Call Silver Rainbows for further details about the range of activities taking place on 01270 653150, or email info@silverrainbows.co.uk.

Chester: Silver Singers – ‘A Choir for the over 50’s’

The Silver Singers choir meet:

  • Every Tuesday at 4pm (Blacon URF Church)
  • Every Wednesday at 2pm (St. Andrew’s, Tarvin)
  • Every Thursday at 2pm (Hamilton Street Methodist Church)
  • Every Friday at 2pm (St. Mary’s, Handbridge)

For more information on Silver Singers, email: michaelreynoldsmusic@gmail.com or call 07786 323946.

Chester: Social Meet-Up for 60+s

Date: Wednesdays (2.00-3.30pm) at the Salvation Army, 107 St Anne St, CH1 3HU
Contact: Margaret Ablett chrisandmargablett@gmail.com.

Chester: WEA Brightlife Classes

  • Fabulous 50+ Tai Chi Class. Tai Chi is a fun exercise, with many proven physical and psychological benefits. Tai Chi can be practiced by anyone regardless of physical ability. For further details please contact David Stubbingtondave.stubbington@gmail.com. Sessions on Thursdays 10:00am – 11:00am at The Arkell Scouting and Community Centre, Upton Grange, Chester, CH2 1BG.
  • Fabulous 50+ Drawing and Painting Class in Hoole. Come along to this friendly Drawing and Painting class in Hoole. Learn techniques including pencil, collage and paint. Sessions on Mondays (£6) 10:00am – 12:30pm at Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3AP.
  • **NEW CLASS STARTING 26th JUNE 2018** Fabulous 50+ Drawing Class in Vicar’s Cross. Learn techniques including pencil, collage and print. Sessions on Tuesdays (£6) 10:00am – 12:00pm at Vicars Cross United Reform Church, Oldfield Drive, Vicars Cross, Chester CH3 5LL.
  • Make new friends and have some fun. Just turn up on the day! (These classes are for over 50s living in the Cheshire West & Chester area). For more information contact WEA on 0151 243 5340.

Chester (Hoole): English for speakers of other languages

Date: Tuesdays 9.15am – 11:15am in the Library, Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road, CH2 3AP. Come along for a coffee and a chat. All welcome! Organiser: Hoole Library, 01244 342741.

Chester (Hoole): Hoole Community Centre

’55 and Over Club’ every Wednesday 10am start for coffee with a different activity each week followed by a 2 course lunch for £3.50. The centre can also provide transport if within the area.

There is also IT Buddy sessions on Monday’s 2pm – 4pm, Tuesday’s 10am  – 12 noon and Thursday’s 1pm  – 3pm in the Library. Run by volunteers, they provide support and advice on all things tech.

For more details call 01244 342741 or email: volunteer@hoolecommunitycentre.org.uk.

Chester (Lache): Free pool and darts daily at ‘The Venue’

Open Mon – Weds 9am – 4pm and Thurs, Fri 9am – 2pm at Hawthorn Road CH4 8HX. A wide range of new facilities including a gym, café, function room, meeting rooms, free parking and wifi and a ‘Den’ (open free of charge every week day to anyone over 50).

Call 01244 972546 thevenue@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.

Chester (Lache): Brightlife Drop-ins with Katherine Hussey

Community Centre (The Venue), Hawthorn Road CH4 8HX
3rd Tuesday of every month 1.30-3.30pm
Contact: Katherine Hussey 07736 168342.

Chester (Handbridge): Brightlife Drop-ins with Sue Downham
St Mary Without-the-Walls, Overleigh Road CH4 7HL
2nd and 4th Tues of every month 10am -12pm
Contact: Sue Downham 07715 658431.

Chester (Vicars Cross): Brightlife Drop-in with Sue Downham

Centurion Pub, 1 Oldfield Drive CH3 5LN
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month 2-4pm
Contact: Sue Downham 07715 658431.

Chester (Vicars Cross): Community Centre

Every Monday 1.00pm – 2.00pm Keep Fit for Over 60s
Every Thursday 11.30am -12.30pm Dance and Movement – Adults 50+
Fortnightly from Friday 13 April 1.30pm – 3.00pm Coffee Catch Up sessions for people aged 50+
Thackeray Drive, Vicars Cross, Chester CH3 5LP.

For more information telephone 01244 342268 or email vxcc@greatboughtonparishcouncil.org.uk.

Chester (Vicars Cross): Over 50s Dance Sessions

Dance is proven to be great for Health and Fitness, Balance and Strength, Emotional and Social Wellbeing, and it’s a fun and gentle way to exercise!

No experience necessary! Starts 1st February at Vicars Cross Community Centre. Thursdays 11:30 – 12:30, £4 per session. Call 01606 861770 or email info@cheshiredance.org for more information.

 

Frodsham

Frodsham: New Horizons

New Horizons is a free service, initially covering the Frodsham area, for people (over 50) who are having difficulty for whatever reason and aren’t easily able to join in with community activities without a practical and individualized support service. It’s aim is to provide one-to-one volunteer “buddies” who will help members to take up new hobbies and interests or reconnect with an old pursuit they’ve not been able to enjoy of late.

For more information, or if you know someone who could benefit from this service, or you would like to become a volunteer, please contact Julie Ennis on 07512 632 515 or julie.ennis@opalservices.org.uk, Julie is also in Frodsham Library every Thursday 10am-12pm if you would like to talk to her face to face.

Frodsham: What’s Cooking

“What’s Cooking” is a community club in which  people of all ages are welcome and which will focus on the social aspects of cooking, eating and enjoying food. For more information, or if you know someone who could benefit from this service, or you would like to become a volunteer, please contact Julie Ennis on 07512 632 515 or julie.ennis@opalservices.org.uk.

Frodsham “What’s Cooking?” takes place fortnightly 2.30 – 4.00.

Next dates are:

19th June – A taste of summer (Gillian)

Thurs, 10am – 4pm.

 

Malpas

Malpas: Brightlife in Malpas
If you are over 50 and feel like life is passing you by, call Brightlife’s Social Prescribing Coordinator for Malpas; Katherine Hussey on 07736 168342 and find out about how you could get more involved in local activities and groups.

Malpas: FABS Exercise Class
Date: Every Wednesday at 10:45am with a cost of only £3.50 per session
Where: Malpas Young Persons Centre
Contact: Call Grace Hart on 07852 680676 for all the details.

Malpas: Friday Friends (weekly social group)
Date: Fridays (10am – 12pm) at the Young Persons Centre, 1 Chester Rd, Malpas SY14 8HT
Organiser: The group meet every Friday 10am – 12pm at the Young Persons Centre in Malpas. They are a friendly and welcoming social group and always want to see new members. The cost for attending the group is just £3 per session.
For more information about our group, please contact; Wendy at wendy.fridayfriendsgroup@gmail.com.

Tilston: Share Club
The Community Compass Share Club will match you with a local volunteer who is wanting to give their time to help their community. That may be a weekly visit and delivery of free FareShare groceries, delivery of a healthy home cooked meal or a regular phone call. By signing up as a member of the Share Club you will also be invited to a monthly day out where you will meet new friends, can participate in a range of activities, enjoy a hot lunch and go home with something for your tea. Free transport is also available on request. The first date in Tilston is 20th May 2018 (and every four weeks thereafter). Arrival time starts from 10am and finishes at 3.30pm.
To see if you qualify for the Community Compass Share Club call 01606 827131.

Malpas: Wildlife Walks
Tuesday mornings 9am – 1pm (unless stated otherwise). Outdoor activities particularly suitable for the Over 50’s. Cost £5. For further information or if interested please phone on 01352 750118 or 07896 830940 or email: anne.brenchley@coraxecology.co.uk.

 

Northwich Area

Hartford and District: Lip Reading Group

Are you hard of hearing and find you miss out on conversations with your friends and family? We have a solution! Come along to our fun, friendly and social classes and learn how to lipread. We have great tips on how to make communication easier and put end your feelings of isolation and help you to regain your confidence. Classes are held on Mondays and Friday mornings, in term time, at St John’s Community Centre, Hartford. Friends and family are welcome too.

Please see www.readourlips.org or text 07745 640608.

Hartford: Men in Sheds

Age UK Cheshire’s Men in Sheds project is for older men who may be feeling isolated due to bereavement, depression, redundancy or retirement and are looking to meet new people, enjoy a bit of camaraderie and learn and share new skills.  The shed runs Mon – Thurs, 10am – 4pm.

Hartford: Women in Sheds

Age UK Cheshire’s Women in Sheds project is open to women only and currently runs on a Friday (10am – 4pm) from the Hartford shed.

For more information on the ‘Sheds’ projects, please contact: t:01606 884923  e:frank.hayes@ageukcheshire.org.uk.

Cuddington: Afternoon Tea & Cake Café

On the first Thursday of each month there is an afternoon tea & cake café in the Cuddington Village Hall from 2pm – 4pm. If anyone is interested in coming along they are situated on Norley Road, Cuddington, CW8 2LB.

Please contact Margaret Card on m.card@live.co.uk for more details.

Northwich: Contact the Elderly Tea Party Group

The contact group is kept small, 6 to 10 members, so that everyone can chat to everyone else. Each month on a Sunday afternoon, rain or shine, a driver will collect the members and take us for a little drive to where we are made welcome and have tea. There is a lot of talk and laughter during tea and somebody will tell us what they have been doing since our last meeting.

Contact: Freephone 0800 716543 for more information and to join the group!

Northwich: Grozone

Get involved in some outdoor activities and meet new friends, keep active, learn new skills or rediscover a love of gardening.
Date: Every Wednesday
Location: Grozone Community Garden, Old Danes Nursery, Northwich CW9 5Q

Contact Andy on 01606 723160 or email andy.martin@groundwork.org.uk

Northwich: Senior Moments

Senior Moments are a group that is free to attend who meet on Tuesdays in term time at 1.30pm – 2.45pm (unless it is a special) at Emmanuel Church, Old Hall Road, Leftwich. We welcome any one in their senior years. It is an opportunity to meet, chat, make friends and enjoy a varied programme, that offers something for everyone. Each week we have drinks, home made cakes and ‘Thought for the week’ to round off our time together.

Contact: andrew.coleclough@gmail.com for more information.

Northwich: Sparkle Cafe

Are you over 50 and have a hearing loss? Are you feeling lonely and isolated? Join us for coffee, make friends and take part in fun activities! The sessions are on every last Tuesday of every month at Kanya Cafe Bar, Northwich, CW9 5BE. Starting January 30th, 9:30 – 11:30am.

To book your place please contact Marion on mmurphy@dsnonline.co.uk or call 07785625426.

Northwich: Weaver Hall Museum Craft and Chat

Craft and Chat Last Friday of the Month 10.30 – 12.30 cost £3 including Tea/coffee and biscuits. Weaver Hall Museum, 162 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 8AB

Contact:

Winsford

Winsford: Brightlife Drop-in with Jackie Brown

If you’re coming along on your own or maybe feeling a bit nervous about your first visit, come along on a Tuesday between 10.30am – 12.30pm and ask for Jackie Brown (Brightlife Coordinator) or Ange Hamlett-Orme (Brightlife Volunteer). They’re always happy to chat and will be able to talk to you about some of the other activities taking place in and around Winsford that you might also enjoy.

The Chatterbox Café and Brightlife Drop in is located at the ‘Chatterbox Cafe’, New Images Youth and Community Centre, Nixon Drive, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2HG. A community haven with a warm welcome, amazing food, social activities, games and friendly people. For more information please call Jackie Brown on 01606 88444 or 07736 168348.

Winsford: The Chatterbox Café (Food, drink + friendly company)

Date: Every Tuesday and Thursday (10am – 1pm). A community haven with a warm welcome, amazing food, social activities, games and friendly people. Call 01606 593724 or drop in to the New Images Community and Youth Centre in Nixon Drive CW7 2HG.

To see if you qualify for the Community Compass Share Club call 01606 827131.

Winsford: Compass Club (weekly social group)

Date: Mondays, (10am – 12pm) at the Dingle Centre in Winsford CW7 2AS
Organiser: Following the successful Community Compass model, this group is now run by local volunteers. Everyone is welcome. Call 01606 827131 for more details.

Winsford: NeuroMuscular Centre Open Day

Date: Thursday 28th June, 11.30am – 4pm

Each year The NeuroMuscular Centre (NMC) opens its doors and warmly welcomes friends, supporters, and others interested in our work, to visit, have a look around and meet our incredible team! It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase why the NMC is the Centre of Excellence for People with Muscular Dystrophy, and 12 months on from the grand unveiling of our big expansion, to shine a light on all the ways we as a team are using our new space

Winsford: Share Club

The Community Compass Share Club will match you with a local volunteer who is wanting to give their time to help their community. That may be a weekly visit and delivery of free FareShare groceries, delivery of a healthy home cooked meal or a regular phone call. By signing up as a member of the Share Club you will also be invited to a monthly day out where you will meet new friends, can participate in a range of activities, enjoy a hot lunch and go home with something for your tea. Free transport is also available on request.

To see if you qualify for the Community Compass Share Club call 01606 827131.

Winsford: Tea and Chat

You are invited to join the group for an afternoon of games, crafts, and entertainment along with some tea and cakes. Come between 2 – 4pm at the United Reformed Church, Winsford, CW7 1JE. Transport can be arranged. Phone Ann 01606 557091 or Ros 01606 543982. The upcoming schedule is:

Monday 18th June
Monday 16th July
Monday 20th August
Monday 17th Sept
Monday 15th Oct

Winsford: The Winsford Education Partnership Staff Choir and Friends

The Winsford based choir are looking for new recruits! They are a very friendly amateur adult choir – no auditions, you don’t need to be able to read music. They rehearse 4:30 – 5:30pm on Thursdays in term time at the Oaklands School. They generally meet in the staff room 15 – 30 minutes earlier where tea, coffee and cake are provided. Email wepchoir@gmail.com or phone 01606 551048.

Ellesmere Port and Neston

Ellesmere Port: Men in Sheds
Age UK Cheshire’s Men in Sheds project is for older men who may be feeling isolated due to bereavement, depression, redundancy or retirement and are looking to meet new people, enjoy a bit of camaraderie and learn and share new skills.

The shed runs Mon – Thurs, 10am – 4pm.
For more information on the ‘Sheds’ projects, please contact: t:01606 884923 e:frank.hayes@ageukcheshire.org.uk.

Neston: Over 50s Theatre Group
Come and join the Little Actors Theatre Company for some creative camaraderie at their friendly new theatre group. No acting experience necessary. There’s also a range of behind-the-scenes roles for people who’d prefer to stay out of the spotlight.
Fridays 11am – 1pm. £3 per session. Neston Theatre Arts, 26 -30 Brook Street, CH64 9XL. Call 0151 336 4302, or email littleactorstheatre@outlook.com. www.littleactorstheatre.com

West Cheshire: Ladies Bird Watching Group
Wednesday Mornings: 9.30am – 1pm (unless stated otherwise). Outdoor activities particularly suitable for the Over 50’s. Cost £5. For further information or if interested please phone on 01352 750118 or 07896 830940 or email: anne.brenchley@coraxecology.co.uk.

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