On this page you will find class information and contact details for older adult activities running across the district. Information on this page is filtered first by district wide organisations and then by local areas to the bottom of the page. Use the links below to jump to a service or area.
- Housing Care
- Herts Careline
- Warm in Winter Bag
- Small Acts of Kindness
- Age UK Hertfordshire
- Herts Independent Living Service
- Herts Help
- Active at Home
- Abbots Langley
- Croxley Green
- Moor Park and Northwood
- South Oxhey
Housing Care is a charity run site providing free advice on elderly care, including specialist directories & information on nursing homes and residential care homes, as well as sheltered housing, extra care housing and retirement villages. The website provides information on intermediate or after hospital care services which are those provided to elderly people at home or in a residential setting for a short period of time after having come out of hospital.
Herts Careline is an award-winning community alarm and telecare service. They provide a wide range of assistive technology services to residents across Hertfordshire. Helping you stay more independent in your own home with a community alarm.
Elder offers advice for elderly care, working with you to arrange care at home. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
- 0370 218 5923
Three Rivers District Council are proud to be supporting our local residents through the winter by working with The Small Acts of Kindness charity again and are helping to coordinate their delivery to residents.
The Warm in winter bags contain a blanket, hat, gloves, socks, some warm drinks, soup and biscuits. They have been produced for any resident over 55 years to prevent them feeling cold in their homes. However they are also a great tool to reduce social isolation and engage with our residents to ensure they’re aware of local services.
Small Acts of Kindness source and distribute practical gifts to older people in Hertfordshire, reducing the negative impact that feeling lonely and isolated can have of their physical and mental wellbeing. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
- 01923 372717
Age UK is a charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most out of later life, they provide companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most. They off a free befriending service (for those over 60), in which the person will be matched with a likeminded individual who is looking to make a new friend. They also offer face to face befriending, handy man services, home help and a number of other services. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
- 01707 323272 (Age UK Hertfordshire) 0800 055 6112 (advice line)
Herts Independent Living Service (HILS)
HILS offer a range of services to help older and vulnerable people to stay happy healthy and independent. The service offers to chance to have meals delivered to you at home at subsidised cost, they also offer activities such as the Dementia Fun Club as well as a pop in service, where you can have the chance to see a friendly face who will come by and see how you are doing. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
- 0330 2000 103
Herts Help is a free and confidential information service, providing easy access to the wide range of support offered by organisations across the county. They offer independent support, guidance and information and can be contacted on:
- 0300 123 4044
Active at Home - A guide to being active at home during the coronavirus outbreak
This booklet has been developed by Public Health England and Sport England to support older people and those who are shielded to be active and healthy at home. This is part of the Sport England Join the Movement campaign designed to provide inspiration and trusted information to the public about how to get active in and around the home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Abbots Langley Community Centre, Manor House Grounds, WD5 0AP. The Community Centre is home to a wide range of clubs and classes with many different interests, and also hosts social occasions and local events. It is a financially self-supporting, not-for-profit facility and registered charity. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
- 07530 266293
If you are no longer in full time work take a look at Chorleywood u3a. It’s part of a nationwide organisation that offers a relaxed and inclusive place to learn new skills, pick up old hobbies and, most importantly, make new friends.
Our u3a has more than 40 member-run interest groups, most meeting monthly in the daytime. Some are learning, some are physical activity, some are practical, some are creative – all are fun.
We have continued our activities during the Covid-19 lockdowns, with most groups meeting online. So, if you are interested there is still plenty to do now. As restrictions are lifted, we plan to continue as a mix of online and face to face meetings thus enabling those members who wish to meet in person to socialise again. It is hoped that theatre trips and other educational trips will also resume soon.
Our membership secretary will be happy to help you join us and can be emailed at email@example.com or phoned on 01923 7744314.
We are also on Facebook and Twitter https://twitter.com/chorleywoodu3a
Croxley Green Methodist Church Hall offer a range of activities such as Needle crafters (who meet 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month, 7.30pm-9.30pm) and Paper crafters (who meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm). For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
Croxley U3A is a self-help organisation devoted to lifelong learning and enjoyment. It provides activities and social groups for retired residents. Activities range from walking groups, theatre trips, local history and gardening. A monthly meeting is held at St Oswald’s Church Hall at 2pm on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
Woodside U3A is a self-help organisation devoted to lifelong learning and enjoyment. It provides activities and social groups for retired residents, activities range from walking groups, theatre trips, local history and gardening. A monthly meeting is held at The Church of the Nazarene 9.30 am on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
Mill End Community Trust (located at The Mill, Methodist Church) runs a Community Café as well as a food bank and bike shed, they also have ‘Knit and Natter’ every Friday at 10.30am- 11.30am. The community cafe gives people an opportunity to meet some new people, receive support on a range of things and have a hot meal. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
Northwood Live at Home Scheme works to keep people over 60 active and help them to develop social networks. They produce a quarterly newsletter which outlines the activities they offer with timings and locations, in order to receive a digital copy of this call the number below. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
- 01923 842494
Sarratt U3A provides activities and social groups for retired residents. Activities range from walking groups, theatre trips, local history and gardening. Monthly meetings are held at Sarratt and District Village Hall. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
Step Up is a hub used by several agencies including Herts Mind Network, Community Navigators and Job Centre. Step up also runs a job club, is a healthy hub, has a knitting group and runs a Step In café for over 50’s. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
- 020 8428 6725
ASCEND has been tackling unemployment and social deprivation and supporting those with learning difficulties within the local community. They run several training courses, provide outreach and run the dig deep allotment. They keep their Facebook page Ascend Charity UK updated with the latest information. ASCEND is located at All Saints Church Centre, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey WD19 7AX. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
- 020 8420 1364
For support in getting online visit Age UK, Computer friendly, or AbilityNet.
Clitheroe Health and Wellbeing Centre (Clitheroe Gardens, Watford WD19) is a space where older people can socialise, take part in quizzes, speakers, receive advice and support, exercise, meals or take part in the “Men in Sheds” club, you can see upcoming events and activities here. For more information and support they can be contacted on the following:
- 01923 256360
- 0208 428 5507