Older People's Groups

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Older People's Groups

Please ring groups for more information and to book activities and lunch clubs.

AGE CONCERN (Bishopstoke)
Tel 023 8069 3310
Meet every Friday (except bank holidays and during August),
2pm to 4pm at the Memorial Hall, Bishopstoke.
Entertainment, Talks, Bingo, Shopping Bus and Tea Dances (twice a year).

AGE CONCERN (Eastleigh)  Tel 023 8062 0275 or email ageconcerneastleigh@tiscali.co.uk
To promote the wellbeing of all older people and to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
Various groups meet at Eastleigh Railway Institute as follows:
Ping Pong - 10am to 12noon
Book Club - 10.30am to 12noon - 3rd Monday of each month
Social Dance Club - 1.45pm to 3.45pm

Fitness & Friendship - 10am to 11am
U3A Curling - 11.30am to 1pm
Tai Chi - 9.45am to 10.30am taichienquiries@gmail.com
U3A Gardening - 10.30am - 11.30am - 2nd Wednesday of each month Tel 023 8069 3904
Age Concern Singers - 2pm to 4pm
Computer Lessons (by appointment) - 9.30am to 12.30pm
Curling - 10am to 12noon
Nordic Walking at Fleming Park - 10am
Toenail Cutting Service (every 6 weeks) - 10am to 3pm - 
Tel 023 8060 1119 for an appointment on
Active Age Kurling - 10am to 12noon (fortnightly)
Pilates - 1.45pm to 2.45pm
My Friends Online - computer courses by appointment - 10am to 12noon

ASIAN ELDERS' GROUP Tel 023 8068 3350
Meet every Wednesdays, 12noon to 4pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Eastleigh

BURSLEDON LUNCH CLUB Tel 023 8040 4757
Meet every Wednesday, 11am to 3pm at Lowford Community Centre for entertainment, lunch and outings.

Meet every Friday (not bank holidays), 2pm to 3.45pm at St Paul's Church, Pilands Wood,


This autumn The Point has programmed a range of inclusive, accessible classes suitable for all ages including bespoke dance, theatre and wellbeing classes with Dance for Parkinson’s, Introduction to Meditation and Yoga.

For more information and to book please visit The Point's website

Friendly Group Meeting on 4th Monday of month, at 7.30pm, at Dovetail Centre, Methodist Church, Chandlers Ford, with speaker/activities and occasional outings.  New members very welcome.  More details from Ann on 023 8025 3751.

ESPOPF is an independent group of older people from Eastleigh's six southern parishes. 
It provides a platform for the expression of older people's concerns on local and national issues. 
It represents those concerns to statutory authorities, voluntary organisations and the wider public.
It is affiliated to the National Pensioners' Convention and linked with AgeUK's "Speaking Up for Our Age"
If you are aged over 55 and live in Botley, Bursledon, Hamble, Hedge End, Hound or West End, you are eligible to be a member.  Activities include Open Meetings with lunch, workshops, speakers and armchair exercises; Consultations; Lobbying MPs, Culture Club, 100 Club.
ESPOPF is committed to achieving quality of life for older people to enable them to live happily and independently until the end of their days.

Come along and share or learn new skillsor just mix with some old obys for a cuppa and some banter
We meet every Wednesday & Thursday 10 -3. Hamble Lane, Hamble le Rice SO31 4HU.
Saunders 07547 918966

Eastleigh Borough Council’s Enjoy Sharing Arts groups (previously known as Elders Share Arts) has been running for over 10 years and continues, in terms of members, to go from strength to strength, continually attracting new members.

The group meets on a termly basis throughout the year in Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh & Botley. A different art form is covered each term and attendees receive professional tuition and all their materials in a positive, friendly and safe environment. These sessions respond directly to one of Eastleigh Borough Council’s Strategic Priorities "A Healthy Community: active and lively with a spirit of togetherness, health and wellbeing.

Sessions cost £20 per half term (5 weeks), £40 for full term (10 weeks)

Tuesdays: 11am–1pm Ritchie Hall, Chandler’s Ford
Wednesdays: 10am–12pm The Point, Eastleigh
Fridays: 11am–1pm Botley Community Centre, Botley

The health and social benefits of art for older people is well documented. Taking part in the Enjoy Sharing Arts sessions that Eastleigh Borough Council offers, drastically improves the quality of life for older residents in Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh & Botley. Older members of the community have the opportunity of being involved in a communal activity which stimulates mental, social and physical well-being.

FAIR OAK WELCOME CLUB Tel 023 8069 2628
Meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at Fair Oak Village Hall for entertainment, chat and bingo.

FLEMING PARK BOWLS CLUB (Lawn Green Bowls) Tel 07704 209939 or email fpbc1937@yahoo.co.uk
Bowling season is mid April to end of September.

FRIENDLY CIRCLE OAP CLUB (Chandler’s Ford) Tel 023 8026 0493

HAPPY BUNCH OVER 60s CLUB Tel 023 8026 5928
Meet on Tuesdays, 2pm to 4pm at Age Concern Hall, Brownhill Road, Chandler's Ford for entertainment, quizzes and bingo. Transport available.
Meet every Monday (except bank holidays), 2pm to 4pm at Age Concern, 20 Romsey Road, Eastleigh. £1.50 per person.
Sequin dancing, ballroom dancing and old time.  Everyone welcome, no experience needed. Come along and have fun.
The group also organise a subsidised Summer Lunch in June and Christmas Dinner in December.

National Pensioners Convention-Wessex BranchTel 023 8047 2871 (Patrick Berrill)
The NPC is an umbrella organisation created to represent all other pensioner organisations who are affiliated to it, in order to create one powerful organisation that can speak to the Government with a single voice on the important pensioner issues of the day. It does not seek to address local issues, but its existence since 1978 has helped to obtain, and now seeks to protect, hard won pensioner benefits such as pension entitlements, the winter fuel allowance and free bus travel. It now represents 1.5 million pensioners in over 1000 groups. Membership of the Wessex Group is open to anyone living in Hampshire, Dorset Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight.

NORDIC WALKING (organised by Age Concern Eastleigh) Tel 023 8062 0275
Thursday. 10am to 11am. Fleming Park Leisure Centre

OPEN SIGHT SOCIAL CLUB Tel 023 8064 6377
Social Club for visually impaired people in the Eastleigh area.
Meets at the Wells Place Centre on the 1st and 3rd Monday evening 7.30pm to 9.30pm and
2nd and 4th Tuesday afternoon 2pm to 4pm.
The Club offers a great opportunity for people to get to know each other, enjoy a wide range of entertainment and outings. The Club can also arrange transport if necessary.

OVER 50's LUNCHEON CLUB Tel 023 8061 2710  Email info@paviliononthepark.org
Wednesdays, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, at Pavilion On The Park. £3 per lunch. Please confirm attendance a week before.
Come and enjoy socialising with new friends whilst having a hot meal and a dessert. Open invitation to all over 50's who wish to participate in the cooking to come along at 11.30am.

Meet every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm at the 2000  Centre to play whist and bingo. 

SENIOR CITIZENS SUNSHINE CLUB (Chandler’s Ford) Tel 01962 714846

SHARG (Senior’s, Health and Recreation Group) Tel. 02380 268237 (Roy Wreford)
For men over 50 yrs. Keep fit group for all shapes and sizes. Meet every Tuesday at 11am at Age Concern Hall,
Chandler’s Ford. £3 per session. New members always welcome.

FLEMING PARK BOWLS CLUB (Lawn Green Bowls) Tel 07704 209939 or email fpbc1937@yahoo.co.uk
Bowling season is mid April to end of September.

SHORT MAT BOWLS Tel 023 8040 3526
Beginners welcome and instruction given.
Tuesdays 7pm-9.30pm (except the 1st Tuesday of the month 3.30pm-5.30pm)
Bursledon Community Centre, Portsmouth Road, Lowford.
Fridays 7pm-9.30pm
Pilands Wood Community Centre, Chamberlayne Road, Bursledon

Web Site: http://www.bursledonshortmat.co.uk/
email: bursledonshortmat@gmail.com

OVER 60s TABLE TENNIS CLUB Tel 023 8069 2678
Every Tuesday term time only 5pm-6pm at Wyvern College, Botley Road, Fair Oak, SO50 7AN.  Pay £2 per session, no enrolment required. All equipment provided and first session will be a free taster session.

TOP (Time for Older People)  023 8064 3595
Every Monday between 2.30pm and 4pm at Bishopstoke Evangelical Church Stoke Park Road Bishopstoke, SO50 6DA,
This group is open to anyone who would consider themselves as an older person.
Varied program of craft , games, quizzes and visiting speakers, along with a chance to chat and have a cup of tea and a biscuit. All for just 50p.
For more details visit www.bishopstoke-evangelical-church.org.uk and follow the links to Activities and then TOP.

TABLE TENNIS FOR SENIORS We play every Monday afternoon at the Lowford Centre, Portsmouth Road Bursledon SO31 8ES 2-3 PM all equipment supplied, this is a friendly gathering for social and exercise nothing too seriousjust £2 per session. Contact:- Andi 07547 918966 or andi4asg@aol.com

An international movement run by and for people of any age who are retired or semi-retired.
No qualifications are required and none is awarded. Members of the U3A have a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience which as a self-help group can be shared with others. Special interest groups meet in members homes covering topics such as languages at varying levels, the arts, literature, history and science. We also have outings to theatres, historic houses and gardens, local places of interest, and countryside walks.

Chandler's Ford U3A Tel 023 8026 9582
Meet at 2pm on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Dovetail Centre of the Methodist Church in Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford.

Eastleigh U3A (University of the 3rd Age) for Retired or semi Retired people
E-mail: eastleigh3a@outlook.com    Website:www.u3asites.org.uk/eastleigh/welcome

We meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm at Fair Oak Village Hall, Shorts Road Fair Oak, where each month there is a talker on a wide variety of subjects. Join us for a tea/coffee and biscuit and a chance to win a prize in the raffle. You can have a chat with our many group co-ordinators. Yearly membership is just £15.

There are a wide variety of groups, including Gardening, Languages, Current Affairs, Ping Pong, Canasta, Sunday Lunch and Pub visits with History & Lunch, to name just a few, for everyone to join and learn something new or rekindle lapsed hobbies.

Groups are based in Eastleigh Town Centre, Fair Oak mainly at the village hall. Some smaller groups are held in members homes.

What are you waiting for, come and see for your self. You will find a warm friendly welcome waiting for you.
Visit our website for more information, or e-mail us.

Hamble Valley U3A (for retired and semi retired people) 01489 781845
General meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 2pm to 4pm. Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End.
Also a wide range of activities and groups run by U3A members on various days of the week (e.g. gardening, walking, languages and social visits).

VINTAGE CROCKS GROUP (Social and Table Top Games) Tel 01962 712282
Meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month (not bank holidays), 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Horton Heath Community Centre.
£1 (includes drink & cake). Transport can be arranged.

WEST END LUNCH CLUB Tel 023 8047 7248
Meet every Monday (except bank holidays and August), 12noon to 1.45pm at St James Parish Church Hall, West End.
£4 for two course meal with tea and coffee.  Transport available.


If you would like to include details of your group on this page, please tel 023 8068 8283 or email debbie.bourne@eastleigh.gov.uk