Who we are
We are a senior social club which provides interesting monthly events for anybody over the age of 50. We started in 2016 and are a non-profit making body run by volunteers.
What we do
Up to Coronavirus we had regular monthly meetings at High Newton Village Hall where we would hold interesting events alongside good company. Our events have ranged from visiting birds of prey to drawing classes to singalongs to poetry recitals, and from talks on photography, to crossing the Atlantic single handed.
Variety, interest and fun was always our agenda, delivered with friendship, copious cups of tea and scrumptious cake. To add to each event, we also had a very popular visit from our Westie PAT dog Pippa.
How often do we meet?
Prior to Coronavirus we met monthly on a Wednesday at High Newton Village Hall from 10 am – 12 noon. See ‘Latest News’ as to where we go from here.
Can anyone come?
Our members are folks who live on their own, the hale and hearty, the not so healthy, the old (but young at heart) and folks from care homes, some with dementia. All are welcome because everyone brings something special to the occasion. We are a friendly crowd and nobody is left feeling lonely.
Very often we have very special visits from Lindale Primary school children who come to join us.
Life after Coronavirus?
This pandemic really scuppered our 2020 programme and all events after February were cancelled. However, not to be beaten and as a way of keeping in touch and still providing friendship, we took to producing regular u tube videos, with help of course!
We have produced a series of 6 videos, the last being the 2020 Christmas Bumper Edition which are available on u tube and also on this web site. Contributions of songs, poetry, activities, monologues and stories poured in from members and volunteers. What a treat, make sure you don’t miss any, particularly the Christmas edition which is inspiring and will bring a smile to your face.
We also instituted a regular telephone ring round to make sure our members were ok. If you are interested in this, please just complete the contact form at the end of this web site and we will be in touch.
The Future and 2021?
We don’t know when our club can resume but maybe it is time for a change.
We have researched the local hotels and have decided to continue our social activities, as soon as we are able. We will arrange, somewhere in Grange, a regular monthly afternoon tea where we can meet up and continue our friendship. Alas this has to be at your expense but we have negotiated a cost at no more than £10 per head. As ever we can arrange transport.
Watch the latest news for a date.