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Young at Heart events and services


Young at Heart clubs run in Chesterton, Cross Heath, Fenton, Hanley, Kidsgrove, Meir Heath and Talke, offering the opportunity to socialise over a hot drink or a light lunch, meet new people and take part in a range of activities to improve your health and wellbeing. The project also offers a gardening service, supporting people to live independently within their own home, a home-visiting befriending service and a service run by and for men.

Please visit our Young at Heart Facebook page for the latest news. 

Group dates

All of the venues are fully accessible, but if you would like assistance or transport to help you attend please call Young at Heart on 01782 269990.

Chesterton Group

Every other Monday at St John’s Parish Hall, St John the Evangelist, Loomer Road, Chesterton ST5 7JS.

1:30 to 3:30pm for light refreshments and activities, £2. Just turn up to join the fun.

Some dates: 14 & 28 January 2019; 11 & 25 February; 11 & 25 March.

Congleton Road Lunch Club

Every Friday at Congleton Road Community Centre, Butt Lane, Talke ST7 1ND.

11am to 1:30pm, three-course lunch and light games, £4.50. Please call the team on 01782 269990 to enquire about availability.

Cross Heath Group

From 25 April 2019 the Cross Heath group will run fortnightly on Thursdays at Cross Heath Methodist Church Hall, King Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 9HQ.

11:00am to 1:00pm. £2 per person, includes light refreshments and activities. 

Some dates: 25 April, 9 May, (please note the group is closed on 23 May for local elections as the venue is used as a polling station), 6 & 20 June, 4 & 18 July, 1, 15 & 29 August.

Fenton Group

Every other Wednesday at Temple Street Methodist Church Community Centre, Temple Street, Fenton ST4 4NW. 

1:30pm to 3:30pm. Various activities and light refreshments for just £2. Just turn up to join the fun.

Some dates: 9 & 23 January 2019; 6 & 20 February; 6 & 20 March.

Hanley Lunch Club

Every other Monday at Sacred Heart Community Centre, Jasper Street, Hanley ST1 3DB. 

12:30pm to 2pm, light lunch, £3.50, followed by afternoon activity session from 2pm to 4pm, £1. Please register in advance by calling 01782 269990./media/community-projects/library/fhrs_5_en-gb.jpg

Some dates: 17 December 2018 (Christmas party); 7 & 21 January 2019; 4 & 18 February; 4 & 18 March.

The club has been awarded a food hygeine rating of five out of five, meaning food is handled, prepared and stored safely, facilities are clean and that the inspector is confident these standards will be maintained in the future.

Kidsgrove Friendship Club

One Tuesday a month at Kidsgrove Town Hall ST7 4EL.

2pm to 3:30pm, for refreshments and activities, £2. Just turn up to join the fun.

Some dates: 29 January; 26 February 2019; 26 March; 30 April.

Meir Heath Group

Every other Tuesday at St Francis Community Centre, Sandon Road, Meir Heath ST3 7LH.

2pm to 4pm, for refreshments and activities, £2. Just turn up to join the fun.

Some dates: 18 December 2018 (Christmas party); 8 & 22 January 2019; 5 & 19 February; 5 & 19 March.

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Young at Heart's befriending service offers companionship and support for people who are socially isolated for a variety of reasons. Volunteers visit people at their home once a week for a chat or to simply keep them company.

Please see the befriending service leaflet for full details.

Gardening services

Young at Heart is looking for volunteers to support its popular gardening service. Gardening volunteers offer help with a variety of tasks, including mowing the lawn, weeding, pruning and general garden maintenance.

Please see the Young at Heart volunteering page for full details.

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