Discover Social Activities for Seniors in Ross-on-Wye

Explore the best social activities in Ross-on-Wye post retirement and beyond. Enrich your social life with our top picks for engaging community involvement.

Staying active and socially engaged is vital at any age, but it becomes particularly important as we grow older.

At Home Instead, we are often out and about in the community of beautiful Ross-on-Wye, visiting our clients and families. There are plenty of opportunities for everyone to join in community activities, meet new friends, and enjoy the richness of life in this charming town post-retirement and beyond! One of the reasons we love to live in the local area is the wealth of social clubs and interest groups that appeal to a range of hobbies and interests.

Staying active as Seniors

There is something for everyone and here are some ideas to get you started:

Educational opportunities & more

1. University of the Third Age (U3A) Ross-on-Wye & District

Offers a diverse range of courses from current affairs to local history, Spanish, and line dancing.

Membership available for the whole year, with visitors welcome at monthly meetings with a guest speaker.

Walks and exploring

1. Ross Walking Group

Established for 40 years, offering regular walks at various levels.

2. Herefordshire Walking for Health

Provides guided walks catering to all fitness levels.

3. Annual Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival in September

Celebrates the beauty of the local area with various walking events.

Social clubs and groups

1. Ross-on-Wye Bowling Club

Offers a calendar full of fixtures and events for those who enjoy companionship and shared interests.

2. Ross-on-Wye Carers Support Group

Holds monthly meetings and organises social activities for caregivers.

Local events and celebrations

1. Ross-on-Wye Carnival

Features live performances, arts, and a showcase of local food delights.

2. Wye Valley River Festival

Offers unique experiences and volunteering opportunities.


1. Ross Community Litter Clean Up Crew

 Regularly seeks volunteers for community clean-up efforts.

2. Herefordshire Citizens Advice

 Provides volunteering opportunities to support the local community.

3. National Trust at the nearby Weir Garden

 Offers various volunteer roles.

Fitness Classes

1. Active Ross Membership

Access to the local swimming pool and fitness facilities.

2. Yoga Classes

Promote physical health and provide opportunities to forge new friendships.

At Home Instead in Ross-on-Wye and the local area, we believe in supporting older adults to continue to lead independent and fulfilling lives, and offer home care services with companionship and support for local outings or attending groups with our dedicated Care Professionals.

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Contact us

To learn more about our services, please contact our local office team at Home Instead in Hereford by calling us on 01432 804000 for home care services. Or for those seeking a rewarding part-time job in Ross-on-Wye, we have many retirees who work with us, apply online at our website for a part time job.