I'm writing on behalf of an elderly neighbour. She's 82 and although in reasonably good shape she's terribly lonely.
I'm trying to find some sort of befriending service or social club not too far away (she's near the Jamaica Road end of Abbey St/Spa Road area).
Does anyone know of anything? She's not up to line dancing or long walks but very chatty and just wants people in her sort of age range to have tea with. She's scottish so I guess the Irish pensioners on Grange are out?
Does she like bingo?
my mum shes 75 goes to the one at the elephant they get there early have lunch and a natter,
also i will pop into the blackfriars settlement in great suffolk st on my way home as im sure they have a good pensioners group,
hope she finds something soon.
Hi Dee Dee, the day care centre is exactly what she needs - tea and a natter. That's the sort of thing I was looking for. I looked on Southwark and there is something left but it all seems to be line dancing and country walks and she's not up to that. Beomond are the same, I dropped in today - all exercise classes and stuff which is great for the younger pensioners but too much for this lady. - They did suggest I try Age Concern so I'm doing that next.
bankside the bingo is just the sort of thing, I know she used to go, I expect she stopped because of trouble getting there by herself. Thank you for taking the trouble to pop into Blackfriers for me that's so kind.
Jan the Old One - again that would be perfect. Do let me know if you find the ad and I'll check the Southwark New website just in case they put ads up there as well as printing them.