Loving later life in Verwood

Verwood activity club

Verwood’s older residents are invited along to a new activities club which is opening in September. The club is being launched by registered charity Brendoncare Clubs, which currently runs over 90 clubs for those in later life across Dorset and Hampshire. The clubs offer something for everyone. From clubs which meet in pubs, to table tennis and indoor kurling groups (think of ice curling without the ice and the need to bend down to play), film nights and singing groups, the clubs are designed to offer fun and friendship to older people, especially for those without family or friends living nearby and who may otherwise be lonely.

The new Verwood club will run every Saturday and will offer a range of games and other activities, such as kurling and bingo. Plus, of course, there will be the essential time to chat with other members over tea, coffee and biscuits.

Violet is a member at one of the charity’s other clubs and explained “My life changed completely when I lost my husband.  I now live alone. The Brendoncare club was recommended to me by a friend and joining a club did make a difference to my life; it is always something to look forward to and I enjoy the variety of things we do. I also enjoy making friends at the club. Our club leader gives so much to the club and makes it a pleasure to be there.”

The Verwood Activities Club will meet every Saturday from 23 September between 1.45pm and 3.45pm at Verwood United Reform Church, 2 The Old Pottery, Manor Way, Verwood, BH31 6HF. It will cost £3 per session on a pay as you go basis, which includes all the refreshments. The first session is free, so local people are encouraged to come along and try the club out at no cost.

More information about the new Verwood club or Brendoncare’s other clubs can be found by clicking here or by telephoning 01962 852133.

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