Time & Talents offers a great variety of fun, interesting activities for all ages, including many groups created specially for people in later life.

From keep-fit and arts and crafts, to health advice, participants at T&T keep exploring and trying new things throughout their lives! We run several groups that give people the chance to get together over a shared interest or pastime, including our Men’s Walking Group – where we explore interesting places on foot and take a few photos if the mood takes us – or our Friday Social, which participants describe as a ‘youth club for grown-ups’. Meanwhile, Rainbow Arts is perfect if you want to get creative, and Strength and Balance helps build up physical resilience and keep away the aches and pains.

For older adults with higher levels of need, we run a range of more supported activities, such as our Stroke Club (for people who have experienced a stroke, along with their carers), our VIPs’ Club (for Visually Impaired Persons), Ruby Tuesdays (for people with a memory issue, with a monthly Carers’ Club for their carers in addition) and our Happy Mondays group for older adults who need a bit of additional help to get out and meet people. Many of these activities can include minibus transport and a light lunch.

While most of our groups are aimed at older adults living in our Neighbourhood Care catchment area, the Stroke Club and VIP group are open to all residents of Southwark.

Don’t forget – we know that you’re only as old as you feel, and all of our community activities for adults are open to people of all ages!

To see a day-by-day calendar of all our current programmes and events, click here.

Other support

We also offer a range of other kinds of support for over 55s. Click below to find out more:

More support for older adults

Our Over 55s Programme

Please join us! All groups below take place at the Old Mortuary unless otherwise listed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Older Adults Team:
email referrals@timeandtalents.org.uk 

or call 020 7232 5664

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+ 

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+

Wednesday 14:30- 16:30 at The Ship Pub

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: £5

Ruby Tuesdays and Carers’ Club

A fun and supportive group for people with memory issues to come together to play, reminisce and enjoy each others’ company. Once a month carers have their own group running alongside to share advice and support around caring for someone with a memory issue. 

For people aged 55+ and their carers (by referral)

Tuesdays 13:00 – 15:00

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 55+

Monday and Thursday 13:30 – 16:30
Venue: London Bubble

Photo of an older white man working at a power saw.

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: £5

VIPs’ Club (Visually Impaired Persons’ Group)

A group for older adults living with sight loss to get together and enjoy accessible games and outings.

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 55+

Friday 13:00 – 15:00
Venue: T&T2

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 stroke survivors and their carers (by referral)

Wednesday 13:00 – 15:00 

Men’s Walking Group

A walking and photography group for men. Light walks of 1-2 hours, have a wander and take some pictures.

For men aged 55+

Wednesday 10:30 – 13:30
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To make a referral

Please e-mail referrals@timeandtalents.org.uk, or call us on 020 7232 5664 to find out more.

Click here to download a referral form

Our Services

Neighbourhood Care Scheme

Extra support for over 55s

Befriending Service

Home visiting for isolated older people


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