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

Brightlife Activities


Listening Ear

Over 50? Experiencing social isolation?

Listening Ear is a Counselling and Horticultural Therapy service for men over 50 in the Cheshire area who are experiencing social isolation due to ‘major life changes’ in later life.

Click here for information on men’s health

Click here for information on friendship after bereavement

To access the service please complete a referral form which will be available from your GP.


Snow Angels

Happy Mondays Lunch Club – Activities for older people with learning disabilities.
Every Monday from 11am – 2pm for £5 at the Greenbank Community Hub, Northwich.

To find out more and book a place please contact or call 0300 666 6226


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.

To book your place please contact Marion on or call 07785 625426.

Sharing Time

Sharing Time is a new project that aims to match an older person, who may be feeling isolated or lonely, with a volunteer who will arrange a visit or a weekly internet call. The arrangement is based on friendship and is simply a case of two people spending time together for mutual benefit. Knowing that a friend is popping round for a chat, even if it is a few days away, can make the world of difference.

Contact 01606 881660 or email



Other Activities in Northwich

*Formally Brightlife projects which have been sustained as a community asset


Volunteering at Grozone Community Garden Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10am until 3pm. All abilities and ages welcome. For more information please contact Caroline Rose on 07500104691 or”

Location: Grozone Community Garden, Old Danes Nursery, Northwich CW9 5QA


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 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.

For more information on the ‘Sheds’ projects, please contact: t:01606 884923


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!

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: for more information.


Northwich Workzone, Northwich, 10:00am FRIDAYS

The Northwich Workzone walk will start from the Workzone at 10am. Led by Health Ranger, Chris, the walk will involve a gentle stroll heading out towards Northwich Woodlands looking at wildlife in the area.

There are lots of natural wonders to discover this autumn, so contact Chris to confirm your place!

Contact: Cheshire West and Chester Council | Chris Moseley | 07946 400 675


Walks for All, Northwich Library, Northwich, 12:30pm WEDNESDAY

This weekly walk starts from Northwich Library. The walk is a short, hour-long opportunity to stretch those legs, fill your lungs with oxygen and enjoy tim in the great outdoors!
Followed by refreshments in the library.

Contact: Cheshire West and Chester Council | Chris Moseley | 07946 400675


Mindful Movement in Nature, Saxons Lane Park, Northwich, 10:00am THURSDAYS

Thursday mornings. One hour sessions. Mindful movement and gentle Tai Chi set within the delightful green fields and woodlands of Saxons Lane Park. Come along and join in everyone welcome!

Contact: D13 | Donna Burston | 07756 03058


Walks for Men – Photography meets Nature!

Are you interested in meeting new people and getting involved in some new activities? Would you like to learn how use a camera or your phone to take great photographs? Interested in nature but don’t fancy that walk on your own?

Come along for a brew and a friendly chat to begin, before we venture out on our activities – we will cover a range of topics, you’ll definitely learn some new skills and meet some new people, so why not give it a GO!

Venue: The Work Zone, Station Building, Manchester Road, CW9 5LY.

Please book your place by calling Northwich Work Zone on 01606 288540.


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: 01606 271640 or for more information.


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 750118/07896 830940 or email:




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