Brendoncare’s Clubs of the Month – Portsmouth’s Four of the Best
Brendoncare’s community clubs are always buzzing. They are places where older people can come together to enjoy a huge range of activities, socialise, make friends and laugh a lot. Believe us, there is always plenty of laughter when our club members get together!
We are so proud of what our clubs are doing and how they are making a difference to their members. So we are nominating a Club of the Month so you can find out more about what they are doing in your community.
For July, we would like to introduce you to our four Portsmouth clubs who provide activities designed to appeal to all tastes.
Our most well established club is the Portsmouth Good Companion Social Club, which celebrated its ninth birthday earlier this year. The club meets in the Good Companion pub in Eastern Road on Mondays between 11.00am and 12.30am. It offers games, quizzes, conversations and much more – including a recent visit from the ToC (Touch of Class) Ukulele Band
This was a particularly special occasion as one of the band members is Pauline, the Good Companion Social Club’s volunteer organiser. She also plays in another ukulele band called the Ukes of Wallington so she is always busy playing at festivals, gigs and fairs. Is there no end to this lady’s talents?
Pauline said of the Good Companion Social Club: “I’m very proud of our club. I’ve been there from day 1 and it’s been a privilege to see what a difference the club has made to our members’ lives. If only for 90 minutes once a week, our members say they look forward to it.
“The two main things about our club are that we laugh and we care. We try to offer a variety of activities and hopefully, there’ll be something for everyone.”
There is also a weekly pub quiz in the Good Companion on Wednesdays between 10.45am and 11.45am. If you fancy yourself as a potential Portsmouth Mastermind or want to keep the old grey matter working, do come along and see how well you do in one of the teams.
If you prefer to keep physically as well as mentally active, there is now a Portsmouth Kurling Club. This meets each Monday between 1pm and 3pm at Buckland Community Club.
Kurling is probably the most popular activity across all our clubs. A variation of curling, you play it by pushing your “stones” onto a score mat. It does get very competitive but is suitable for all abilities.
We are now offering a chance to join a weekly hoedown with a new line dancing club that has just started. It takes place at Eastney Community Centre on Tuesdays between 12 noon and 1pm. Line dancing is a very sociable activity, lots of fun and a low impact way of keeping fit.
You can enjoy all four clubs by becoming a Brendoncare club member. Membership also includes access all our other in-person and online community services such as telephone and digital support, and online clubs.
To find out more, please visit our website: https://www.brendoncare.org.uk/get-involved/community/ or you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01962 857099. We can guarantee you a warm welcome and lots of fun.