Bless Support welcomes new minister for loneliness MP Tracey Crouch
 MG 8444
 MG 8399
 MG 8260
 MG 8133
 MG 7933

Signposting to Local Activities For Elderly Social Stimulation

If you have any information for local activities you would like to share, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Horizons Senior Ministry, St Marys Church, Loughton
Lunch Club 2nd and 4th Monday (term time) 12pm to 2 pm
Fish & Chip lunch second Saturday each month 11.45am to 2pm. No need to book just turn up, orders will be taken at 12.15pm, cost £5.70 per person, everyone welcome.

Dementia Friendly Cinema Links Below
On 14th May 2017, Wizard of Oz
On 15th February 2017, Gigi

Alzheimers Society Epping, advice, day groups and activities for residents of Epping Forest and Harlow County Council, for further info, please contact
Epping Forest & Harlow Phone: 01279 418331

All Saints Church, Woodford Green
Seniors Tuesday lunch club, term time only from 11.30 am
contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monthly vintage afternoon teas 3pm, first Friday every month.
Contact Bruce Fisher at All Saints. 

Monthly Assisi Lunches for the elderly
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, Beckett Centre, High Rd Woodford Green. Contact 0208 504 1686 for more information.

Monthly Wednesday tea dances
Sir James Hawkey Hall, Woodford Green  1.30pm to 4pm £5.00.
See London Borough of Redbridge website for future dates.

Allan Burgess Centre 
Daily programme of activities, 2 Grove Park, Wanstead E11 2DL run by Age UK RBH.
contact Jackie on 0208 989 6338 to book activities or drop in for coffee, no booking necessary.

Arts 4 Dementia
Listing of stimulating arts opportunities for people living with dementia in the community. Find local events or post your own. Tel 0207 520 1492

Arts 4 Dementia works in partnership with arts organisations to develop workshops to re-energise and inspire people living with dementia in the community. They aim to bring fulfilment to their lives - and provide opportunities for quality time with their carers and loved ones - through engagement with their chosen art form.  In addition to developing and delivering workshops, Arts 4 Dementia: 

  • offers Early Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Facilitators, to enable them to deliver challenging, person-centred arts workshops. 
  • signposts dementia-friendly activities by art form nationwide, increasing the accessibility of arts events to individuals and families across the country. 

  • spreads Best Practice through publications and conferences for leaders in the arts and healthcare fields. 

Redbridge Carer Support Services 
Groups for Carers and people with Dementia and supporting unpaid carers. Contact Sue Grant tel 0208 514 6251 for Dementia Support or Tina Patel, Older Carers Wellbeing Coordinator

Tuesday Seniors lunches
Eden Christian Centre, The Apostolic Church, Connaught Rd Ilford, IG1 1RN tel 0208 478 4765. 10am to 3pm, all welcome, transport may be available.

Musical Memories
The Woodbine Day Centre, Wanstead, behind the library. 11am to 12midday for people with Dementia £3.00 per person no booking required. Contact Lisa Oliver tel: 0208504 2771

Sinclair House Jewish Community centre 
The Dennis Centre, day group for Jewish people with Dementia and Sinclair House for non-dementia groups, both in Redbridge.  For carers support please contact Parveen on 0208 418 2163, Joanne on 0208 418 2161 or Jewish Care helpline on 0208 922 2222

Redbridge Respite Care Association, Day Centre
48 Padnall Rd, Chadwell Heath, Essex, RM6 5BJ.  Day centre providing supportive care to those with Dementia in a friendly, safe and comfortable environment. Thursdays 10 am to 4 pm  £50 per day.  Includes scrumptious breakfast and 2 course lunch.  Fully trained staff deliver a range of stimulating activities to help develop learning, communication skills and encourage independence.  Activities include arts & crafts, outings, exercise, sensory, reminiscence, music and cooking.  Tel Vinesh or Jenny 0208 599 0151 for more information.

Asian Carers drop in service, quarterly information & advice for Asian Carers & people living with Dementia.                                                                                                                                                                              Contact Neelam Phal 0208 504 2771

Redbridge Memory Café for people living with Dementia & their carers IRDSA Hall, Barkingside
2nd Tuesday every other month.  Contact Theresa Buckingham Admiral Nurse on 0208 708 2386

The Brick Lane Music Hall, cooked lunch and fantastic entertainment for further info and bookings
Tel 0207 511 6655

Walking Football, Powerleague Fairlop, Forest Rd Ilford IG6 3HF. Every Tuesday & Saturday 2pm to 3pm £2.00 per person call 0208 708 0955 to book

Walking Netball, Redbridge Sports Centre, Jean Brown Arena IG6 3HD. Friday mornings 10am to 11am, £3.10 per person call Jodie Pearce 077386 96858 Local events listing for activities in Epping Forest Area.

Elderberries Day Centre
Broadmead Rd, Woodford Green. This is a London Borough of Redbridge facility, please contact adult social services for more information tel 0207 708 7333

Redbridge Libraries Memory Group. Reminiscence, Poetry, Read Aloud, Share a book sessions & more.
First Wednesday of every month, 2-3pm Gantshill Library. Contact Alexandra Burt-Allen 0208 504 2771

Walk & Talk Together.
For people living with dementia & their carers meet at Valentines Mansions Cottage Café, Valentines Park Ilford 11am every Thursday further info call 0208 554 2771

Rotary Club Memory Café (free service) for people with memory problems & carers 
Second Friday of every month, 10am to 12.midday. The Loughton club, 8 Station Rd Loughton, Essex IG10 4NX contact Fran Maskell 07984 100379 or Hilary Wrightman 07836 671582

Rotary Club Memory Café (free service) for people with memory problems & carers
Last Friday of every month, 10am to 12. Midday. Chigwell Convent, 803 Chigwell Rd, Chigwell, Essex IG8 8AU contact Alan Barnett 0208 504 4692 or 07762 459 655

Circle Dancing/ carer support group.
For people with Dementia & their carers. First Wednesday monthly 1.30- 3.30pm. Please contact Theresa Buckingham Admiral Nurse for more info before attending 0300 55 1179

Singing Group for people with Dementia & carer
Monthly on Friday afternoon. Please contact Theresa Buckingham as above.

Redbridge Dementia Befriending Service
A free service improving the quality of life of people with dementia in Redbridge, who live at home or in a residential care setting; through the provision of volunteer befrienders.  Contact Jodie Roast on 0208 925 2435 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dementia and Carers Group - montly at IRDSA hall, Barkingside. Contact Sue Grant for further information on 0208 514 6251.

Redbridge & Barkingside Rotary Club Free Memory Cafe
2pm to 4 pm on the last Wednesday of each month at the Marjorie Collins Centre, 237 Grove Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, RM6 4XF.  For people with memory problems and their carers.  Contact 07968 981224 for more information.

Az2b Theatre company Autumn & Winter performance dates to follow. Stimulating and thought provoking Dementia themed performances.

Barking and Dagenham are currently running Dementia Friendly Swimming sessions
Becontree Heath Leisure centre in Dagenham and Abbey Leisure Centre in Barking. We are happy for people outside the Borough to attend these sessions.
Sessions times: Learn to swim Friday Becontree Heath Leisure Centre 12 to 12.30 and 1 to 1.30 £2.70 per session carers go free.

Aqua Aerobics
Tuesday Abbey Leisure Centre 12.15 to 1.15 £2.70 per session carers go free. If you know of anyone who would be interested in attending these sessions please do let me know as we do need to complete a registration form. Kind Regards Danielle Smith| Sports Development Officer | Community Sports and Physical Activity Team, Physical Activity, and Healthy Lifestyles Phone: 020 8227 3376 | Mobile: 07977 018 832 |  London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Field Community Centre 147 Station Rd, Forest Gate. E7 0AE

Activities for older adults daily, please contact 0208 536 2800 for further information.

Remember to Dance in Redbridge
A “Green Candle” dance project with live music for people living with Dementia and their carers.  A fun, social and energising dance activity, stimulating mind and body, promoting overall wellbeing and contributing to an active lifestyle!  Please contact Elderberries on 0208 504 2771 to be referred as places are limited.

The Redbridge Music Lounge 'Make Music, Enjoy Life'. Various events throughout the year, see website for further info.

Further Useful Information
Information, advice, local signposting & support
Adult Social Services tel 0208 708 7333for information and advice.


Redbridge Faith Forum (RFF)
An independent organisation that aims to give Faith Communities in Redbridge a collective voice

MyLife is an information, advice and signposting website that enables people to find social care information in their area.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. provide information and advice on direct payments Clinical commissioning group for NHS services and patient participation groups recommended reading for Living Well with Dementia Blue Badge Applications An innovative new partnership supporting older people and their informal carers in Essex Tel 08009775858 citizens advice consumer service for free, confidential and impartial consumer advice tel 03454 04 05 06

Redbridge Voluntary Care. If you need help and have no one to turn to tel 0208514 0980

Hub at Zinc. Exciting new daycentre in Ongar open Monday & Wednesday lots of activities in warm & supportive atmosphere. £35 inc lunch 10am til pm or half day available contact Hannah 01277 365626 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Orangeline at St Francis Hospice for those in need of support or signposting who are lonely, isolated or need someone to talk to Tel 01708 753319 ext 3028



Brightening Lives Elderly Social Stimulation