Keeping active and social are key to ageing well, and often people don’t realise how much is going on in their own community. Community activities and meet ups can help older people to meet new people and offers the chance for regular socialising.

Maidstone Barming Ivyleaf Over 60s Club

This is a social club running from St. Andrews Church Hall offering a wide range of activities and activity clubs, as well as outings. This can be the perfect opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. As it is an over 60s club, there is something for everyone. The club is run by volunteers from the Royal Voluntary Service so there may also be an opportunity to volunteer to help.

Maidstone Bowls Club

Maidstone bowls club is in Leafy Lane, off London Road. It is a friendly club, welcoming beginners of all ages and abilities. Whether you take part or go to watch and have a cup of tea, this can be a great place to make new friends.

For information about joining or events, visit the Maidstone Bowls Club website.

Age UK Maidstone Socialise and Exercise Club

Age UK offers a socialising and exercise club for the over 50s at Madginford Hall in Maidstone. The exercise is mainly seated so it is good for people of all abilities. The sessions include cups of tea and biscuits with table top games like scrabble or cribbage. This event can be a great opportunity to get yourself moving as well as meeting new people.

For more information, visit the Age UK Maidstone website.

Age UK Maidstone Walks

Maidstone Borough Council launched a regular walk in Mote Park. It is dementia friendly and accessible to all ages and abilities. Starting at Mote Park Café, it can provide opportunity to get to know people and have a cup of tea before you start walking. It is accessible all year round.

For more information about the Mote Park walks, visit the Age UK Maidstone website.

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