Ageing Well Southwark partners offer a range of activities on a weekly and monthly basis. For details of what is currently on offer view the details below: Partners in alphabetical order – Age Uk Lewisham and Southwark, Blackfriars Settlement, Link Age Southwark, Southwark Carers, Southwark Pensioners Centre, Time and Talents.

Activity offers are subject to change. For the most up to date information please visit our individual partners websites by clicking About The Partnership – Ageing Well Southwark and then clicking on the partner of choice.

Age Uk Lewisham and Southwark

For up to date details on what activities are Age UK Lewisham and Southwark offer please click on this link

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark | Activities and events

Blackfriars Settlement

Get Active

  • Dancing for Fun – from 13:30
  • Chair Based Yoga – Thursdays 11:00-12:00.
  • Strength and Balance Exercise – Fridays 10:30-11:30.

Be Creative

  • Art and Craft session – every Wednesday 14:00-15:30, also once a month on Thursdays
  • Knitting & Sewing Circle – every Thursdays 14:00-16:00, our members are making different items like cushions and bags to sell at our fundraising bazaars. They are also happy to get simple items of sewing, alterations and repairs for a small donation.

The Nightingales

Join our singing group to test your vocals. We regularly sing in care homes and at community events. We practice every Thursday afternoon 16:30-17:30.

Learn New Skills – it’s never too late

  • Computer Skills – Fridays 12:30-15:30 – Whether you are a complete beginner or an expert typist we can help you get started with e-mails and the internet or you can brush up on your general IT skills. Learn how to get connected via skype to family members abroad, do your shopping on-line or get information and advice from the web.

Join Social Activities

  • Day Trips – We visit a variety of interesting venues. In spring we go to stately homes and historic palaces, in summer we go to the seaside, in autumn and winter we go to Christmas markets and a Tinsel and Turkey weekend away. Prices vary.
  • Other Activities – Join us to watch films, play games, go to the theatre and on day trips or have meals together. Come to celebrate theme days with us. We also host tea dances with a live band and a selection of delicious sandwiches and cakes. Whatever you do at Blackfriars Settlement you will have fun and make friends.

The program varies weekly so check out our positive ageing services newsletter or contact us for more information.


The British School of Osteopathy Community clinic for the over 55’s

At Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB FREE Appointments available Thurdays from 9:30 to 12:30 Osteopathic treatments with student Osteopaths are supervised by experienced and qualified tutors. Please book your appointment at our reception!

Manicures, pedicures and aromatherapy, massage of neck, shoulders, arms and joints

Marva offers treatments for our members on Wednesdays and some Thursdays. Please check our newsletter for dates. Marva charges subsidised prices, if you are in need of Marva’s services please make a booking by contacting Tina in person or on 020 7928 9521.

Reflexology and Foot Massage sessions

Shinique charges subsidised prices for her treatments and is at our Clubs on Thursday afternoons from 12:30. Please check our newsletter for more information.


Erika visits our Clubs twice a month and charges subsidised prices for ladies and gents haircuts. More information in our monthly newsletter.


MONDAYS10:30-12:30Coffee Morning
At Darwin Court, 1 Crail Row, Walworth, London SE17 1AD
14:30-16:30Frank’s Club for Men
Join us for darts, pool, table tennis, shove ha’penny, friendly chats over a cup of tea and much more…
TUESDAYS13:30-15:30Forget-Me-Not Club
A fun session to “exercise our brain and feed our memory”
WEDNESDAYS13:30-15:30Activity Session
Exercise, Arts and Crafts, massage, manicure&pedicure and lots more….
15:30-17:30Singing for Fun
Singing for COPD and Mental Wellbeing, on Wednesday every 2 weeks (see flier), from 3.30-5.30pm, £2.50
THURSDAYS10:00-16:00Thursday Lunch Club
An action packed day with lunch
FRIDAYS10:00-15:30Crusoe Club
A special club for the visually impaired older people, referrals only!
10:30-11:30Strength and Balance Exercise
12:30-15:30Computer support sessions
SUNDAYS11:00-15:00Sunday Lunch Club
Group discussion, quizzes and musical afternoons

Our lunch prices are:

  • £5.00 on Thursdays and Fridays
  • £5.50 on Sundays


Most of our activities take place at 1 Rushworth Street in London SE1. See detailed information about our location and how to get here.Please fill in the Referral form and email or send it back to us.


To find out more about any of the above activities call us, Tina Johnston or Eileen Dacey on 020 7928 9521 or e-mail

Link Age Southwark


Befriending is a great way to meet new people and can really make a difference to the life of an older person feeling lonely or isolated. 

Befriending – at the heart of what we do

Some older people, especially those who are housebound through frailty or poor health, can find it difficult to stay socially active. At Link Age Southwark, we have seen how loneliness and isolation can have a harmful effect on the physical and mental health of older people in our community. A regular visit for a friendly chat over a cup of tea or a walk outside can make a huge difference.

Befriending visits can be arranged at times suitable for both the older person and the volunteer. 

Make a referral

If you would like to refer yourself or someone you know to our services, please download our referral form below and return it by email to If you would like to receive a copy of the form in the post, please call us on 020 8299 2623. 

If you are making a referral on behalf of another person, please ask their permission to share their personal details with us before completing the form. 

Make a referral

Group activities

We are delighted to offer our groups in person or online via Zoom. Please see the selection of our current groups below. Please click on this link for more details on what’s on offer. Group activities | Link Age Southwark

If you would like to join any of our online group activities, you will need a device that is able to access the internet and an email address.

If you have any questions please do get in touch with the services team by calling 020 8299 2623 or email us at

Dementia services

Our dementia service is open to people living in the community who have a confirmed diagnosis of mild to moderate dementia. Over the last six years we have developed specialist expertise and a dedicated team, providing person-centred support for people living with dementia. 

How it works

After receiving a referral from an agency, relative or neighbour, one of our skilled and experienced service coordinators will visit the individual at home to assess their needs and capabilities before connecting them to our services and/or signposting them to other local services relevant to their needs. 

Befriending for people living with dementia

Living with the symptoms of dementia can make it harder for people to maintain friendships at a time when they are needed most. We offer our befriending service to people with mild to moderate dementia and who are living independently.

Our befrienders can provide valuable social support to people living with dementia and help them stay connected to their communities.

Find out how to refer someone for befriending

Dementia specific groups

We also have a range of groups specifically for people living with dementia. All of our dementia groups provide a range of mentally, physically and creatively stimulating activities, proven to slow the progression of dementia. We offer escorted transport to the groups allowing many people to attend who otherwise might not be able to.

View dementia specific groups

All of our service users living with dementia are also welcome to attend any other Link Age Southwark group.

View all groups

Southwark Carers

Weekly activities

  • Information and advice sessions
  • Arts and crafts sessions
  • Emotional support sessions
  • Drop ins to accommodate form filling and signposting as and when required.

Monthly activities

  • Carers sanctuary
  • Healthy eating sessions
  • Salsa class  

For more details visit

Southwark Pensioners Centre

Southwark Pensioners Centre offer a range of activities. Click on the link below to see what’s on offer.

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Time and Talents

Happy Mondays

A fun range of activities and events for people aged 60+, with guest speakers, taster sessions and regular outings to places of interest. 

For people aged 60+ (by referral)

Monday 13:00 – 15:00 

Men’s Pub Club

An easy-going meet-up for men down the local. Come along for a game of cards or dominoes and some good company.

For men aged 55+

Thursday 14:00- 16:00 at The Angel Pub

Let’s Go For A Walk!

Get your feet moving! Come along and explore the back streets and green spaces of Rotherhithe with us. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing.

Thursdays 10:30 – 12:30

Leaves from the Old Mortuary

Rainbow Arts

A friendly, easy-going and supportive art group. Learn drawing and painting techniques from a tutor; work on group projects and/or your own work.

For people aged 60+

Thursday 10:00 – 12:00

Venue: T&T2 

Cost: £3

Strength & Balance

Keep fit and improve your strength and balance through dynamic chair-based exercise, led by a qualified and experienced instructor.

For people aged 55+

Tuesday 13:00 – 14:00 and 14:30 – 15:30

Venue: T&T2

Cost: £3

VIPs’ Club (Visually Impaired Persons’ Group)

A group for older adults living with sight loss to get together.

For people aged 55+ (by referral)

Fortnightly on Thursdays 13:00 – 15:00 

The Friday Social

The 60+ club for people who aren’t old! It’s a social club full of chat, entertainment, activities and friendship. No two weeks are the same.

For people aged 60+

Friday 13:00 – 15:00

Venue: T&T2

Men’s Walking Group

A walking and photography group for men. We pick areas of interest in London, have a wander and take some pictures.

For men aged 55+Wednesday 10:30 – 14:30

Leaves from the Old Mortuary

Rotherhithe Shed

Make things and make friends. Experts and novices – and everyone in between – get out of your chair and make a repair! Light refreshments included.

For people aged 50+

Monday and Thursday 13:30 – 16:30

Venue: London Bubble


Stroke Club

A supported social and self-help group for stroke survivors and their carers. People of all ages are welcome to come and participate in a wide range of social and health-related activities, and to receive advice and information on relevant topics.

For people of all ages (by referral)

Wednesday 13:00 – 15:00 

To make a referral

Please e-mail, or call us on 020 7232 5668 to find out more. Click here to download a referral form