In October 2018 the Council launched a new monthly social club for local residents over 60 as a way to help combat social isolation and loneliness for some of our elderly residents.
As of the start of 2020, the Council have increased the amount of sessions available and the Club will now run on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 2.00pm - 3.30pm.
The Club takes place in Room 3 at Leigh Community Centre. The building is fully accessible with ramps at the entrances, a lift and disabled toilet. There is also a cafe on site serving hot drinks, cakes and lunches if you needed anything to eat on your visit.
The Social Club is a friendly group which is helped by several local volunteers, we always aim to make people feel welcome, and we run different activities at each session, so you will get the chance to learn something new and try new things!
Refreshments are included, there is unlimited tea and coffee as well as biscuits, and at special events throughout the year we have extra treats as well. Each session is just a cost of 2.
We regretfully are unable to offer transport to the Club, but Age Concern Southend may be able to help. They provide a transport scheme for people who struggle to get out of the house, at a cost of fuel by mile, making it very affordable compared to a normal taxi service. Call 01702 345373 for more information.
Wednesday 5th February - Games, picture quizzes and fun!
Wednesday 19th February - Old Leigh Talk with Carole Mulroney
Wednesday 4th March - Show & Tell - bring in something of interest to talk about with the group - could be historical, funny or sentimental - your choice!
Wednesday 18th March - Shared Reading with Linda Mitchell
Wednesday 1st April - Easter Crafts with the Art Ministry
Wednesday 15th April - Bob's Barber Shop Boys Performance
Wednesday 6th May - VE Day Party