Fun Social Activities for the Elderly in and around Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard Area

Keeping socially engaged in the later stages of life could improve our quality of life dramatically.

Being socially active in our senior years has plenty of benefits for our mental and physical health. It reduces stress and depression, improves our cognitive health, therefore boosting our self-esteem and adding meaning to life. Luckily, there are different social activities in and around Aylesbury that can bring joy and fun to our lives. With this in mind, we have gathered a list of different places our clients love to go with family, friends, or a Care Professional.

The Monday Contact Club

Social club for older individuals that meets every Monday from 9:30 – 15:00. Unlock your creative side with different craft activities or enjoy the magic of music and sing along to your favourite songs. There are also other games, bingo, and quizzes to keep our minds tickling while enjoying the company of friends. For the ones who would like to keep their physical health in check, there are chair-based exercises that will improve muscle and joint strength, balance, and coordination. Full cooked lunch is included as well. This is a non-profit organisation and there is a charge for attending the club. If you need transport, the club organises local pick up and drop offs.

You can findThe Monday Contact Club on Fairford Leys, Community Centre, Hampden Square, Aylesbury HP19 7HT.

The Harmony Club in Long Crendon

From our own experience, we know the powerful and positive effect music has on our overall wellbeing. Listening and singing our favourite songs have a calming effect which leads to reduced anxiety and stress levels. Music can improve our cognitive skills and improves our mood. As The Harmony Club in Long Crendon believe that music brings people together, they meet on the last Tuesday of the month from 10:00 – 12:00 noon. You can stay for a home-cooked lunch afterward.  Anyone interested in singing on a Tuesday morning, please contact the club on 07833 615694.

Music24 Singing Café

Another fun and interactive place that focuses on the great benefits of music and singing. The club provides a welcoming and friendly environment and it’s aimed at individuals aged 55+.  Along with singing and dancing, there are delicious cakes, tea, and coffee. The Singing Café meets every second and forth Friday of each month from 14:00 – 15:30.

You can find Music24 Singing Café at Astral Park Sports and Community Centre, Johnson Dr, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4AY.

Communitea Friends Group Aston Clinton

Being connected to the local community can help prevent loneliness and depression. It boosts our self-esteem and we get to know new people who share similar interests and characteristics. You can join Communitea Friends Group Aston Clinton for a cup of tea and cake every Wednesday from 14:00 – 16:00. The club organises different fun activities such as quizzes, movement, and games, which have a positive impact on our emotional health. Meet new friends and establish great relationships in a safe and welcoming environment.

Find Communitea Friends Group Aston Clinton at St Michael’s Church in Aston Clinton, Church Ln, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury HP22 5HW.

Wing Gardening Club

Gardening has many benefits for both our mental and physical health. It’s a fun and enjoyable form of exercise that can improve mobility, endurance, flexibility, and encourages the use of all motor skills. It is good for nutritional care and psychological wellbeing too.  Socialising by joining a gardening group, making friends, and enjoying quality time with family or a Care Professional can make it all the more fun.

Wing Gardening Club meets every second Tuesday of the month at 19:30. You will gain knowledge and get to visit different gardens. There are plant sales, practical demonstrations, and more.

You can find the Wing Gardening Club at Wing Village Hall, 71 Leighton Road, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0NN.

Wendover Library

If you’d like to take on a new challenge learning to use computers or would like to upgrade your skills, you can join the Learn My Way Computer Lessons at Wendover Library. They are free and running on the first Tuesday of each month. Learning the basics of computers is a valuable skill even in the later life stages. It’s a great way of self-entertaining, and you can find information about everything that interests you. You can keep in touch with friends and family from a distance, do your weekly shopping, or manage your money. Invite your friends, a family member, or a Care Professional to join you and spend quality, fun time learning together. For more information, please call 0845 2303232.

Another amazing way to keep your mind busy at Wendover Library is learning the basics of a foreign language. International Conversation Coffee Morning is a successful monthly event, where people of all ages gather together to learn from each other. As well as learning a new language, you can exchange knowledge about different cultures, and worldwide cuisines, and most importantly, establish new friendships.

Find Wendover Library at High St, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6DU.

Haddenham Friday Art Group

Art is beneficial for everyone, regardless of their age, but when it comes to later life stages, it can significantly improve our mental health and motor skills, enhances brain function, reduces stress and anxiety, and fosters socialisation.

Haddenham Friday Art Group is open to everyone and it’s running every Friday from 14:00 – 16:00. It is a fantastic way to meet new people, learn new skills and techniques, or spend a great time with friends, family, or a Care Professional.

You can findHaddenham Friday Art Group at Banks Park, Haddenham, Aylesbury, HP17 8EE.

We hope this article helps promote a healthier lifestyle which we believe, enhances the quality of our lives. Whether for intellectual stimulation or socialising in the community, Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard areas have a range of different activities to choose from.

Learn more about live-in care and companionship for social activities for the elderly, and find out if home care could be the right choice for you or your loved ones, by getting in touch with our team today.

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