Physical and social activities

A man playing chessMeeting different people and forming new friendships can help you feel good and improve your health & well being.

Regular social activity will:

  • reduce feelings of loneliness and boredom
  • allow you to share your experiences
  • (hopefully) make you smile

What you can do:

  • join a special interest or hobby club. e.g. craft, gardening, sporting.
  • contact a volunteer’s organisation and help others.
  • ask a friend to join you in an outing.
  • develop some social routines to give you some things to look forward to.
  • invite family or friends to your home for a meal.
  • join an exercise class or a walking group.
  • learn a new skill or hobby.
  • find out what your local community offers – i.e. groups, resources, services etc.
  • contact your local ex-service organisation to see if they have a Day Club in your area.

Day Clubs:

Day Clubs have been running for 30 years and are still going strong and growing.  They have been set up for veterans, friends and family to provide social and recreational activities.

Day Clubs usually operate one day each week, and are typically held at ex-service organisation venues.  To find a Day Club in your area.

See: Day clubs

Physical activities

Physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your physical and mental health, and quality of life.

See: Physical activities

Age is not a barrier to learning new skills, meeting people and having a good time!