Explore Social Activities for Seniors in Maidstone

Find social and group activities in Maidstone, Kent, for retirees and beyond. Discover our ideas and quick guide to get you started in the local area.

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

At Home Instead Maidstone, as we are out and about in the community, we see there are many fantastic opportunities for everyone to join in community activities, meet new friends, and enjoy life in Maidstone, post-retirement and beyond! Here are some ideas to get you started:

Local activities in Maidstone Home Instead

Lifelong learning with Maidstone u3A

Maidstone U3A (University of the Third Age)

  – Offers a variety of courses and interest groups, for fun, including history, musical theatre, scrabble and more.

  – Monthly meetings 1.30pm for 2.00 pm on the third Monday of each month in Maidstone Salvation Army Hall 74 Union Street, Maidstone with guest speakers and social events.

Local walks and nature

Maidstone Ramblers

  – Organises regular walks in and around Maidstone, led by an experienced leader, and with varying length and levels.

Kent Wildlife Trust

  – Offers guided nature walks, membership and volunteering opportunities to help preserve local wildlife habitats.

Social clubs and groups

Maidstone Bowls Club

  – A friendly and welcoming club to visitors and new members, with casual bowling at their Monday Club, fun days, as well as competitive events.

– Maidstone Horticultural Society

  – For those with green fingers, this local group offers meetings, talks, garden visits, and competitions.

Local events

– Maidstone River Festival

  – An annual event that started over 40 years ago, featuring boat races, live music, and family-friendly activities.


Heart of Kent hospice

  – Offers numerous volunteering roles, from shop assistants to event support with volunteers aged 14-95.

– Maidstone Mencap

  – Provides opportunities to volunteer in supporting individuals with learning disabilities.

Fitness classes

– Maidstone Leisure Centre

  – Offers a variety of fitness classes, including swimming, yoga, and aerobics, catering to all ages and fitness levels. With disabled parking bays and accessible changing rooms.

– Age UK Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

  – Runs gentle exercise classes specifically designed for older adults, promoting health and wellness.

At Home Instead in Maidstone, we are dedicated to ageing well, and support older adults to stay connected to their community. We believe in supporting our clients to stay independent and lead fulfilling lives, enjoying companionship and engaging in meaningful activities, attending groups, all supported by our incredible Care Professionals.

To get involved or learn more about our home care and companionship services, please contact our friendly and professional team at Home Instead Maidstone by calling us on 01622 920200. Or if you are seeking a part time job opportunity in the local area, we have many retirees who work with us, apply online at our website.

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