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Ageless Thanet

Ageless Thanet is one of 14 projects funded by the Big Lottery’s ‘Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better’ Fund. Led by Social Enterprise Kent, we have been awarded £3million to ensure: Older people are less isolated Older people are actively engaged in their communities, with their views…
Telephone:
01843 210005
E-mail:
info@agelessthanet.org.uk
Website:
https://www.agelessthanet.org.uk/

Amherst Court Care Home

At Amherst Court we work to create a welcoming atmosphere in which residents enjoy activities, go on outings and make friends with other residents and staff. At the heart of our home is our Philosophy of Care, the Eden Alternative, where staff encourage social interaction,…
Telephone:
01634 400 009
E-mail:
enquiry@avantecare.org.uk
Website:
https://avantecare.org.uk/

Birchington Afternoon Townswomen's Guild

We are in the main elderly and want a little companionship.  We have afternoon tea and maybe a speaker if we can afford it, but generally entertain ourselves with craft, etc.  Suitable for anyone aged 50 and above.
Telephone:
01843 220029
Website:
https://www.the-tg.com/.../49.aspx

Canterbury day centre for older people

The Canterbury day centre offers friendship and socialising to encourage good health and independence. This is recognised as being beneficial and can help prevent social isolation and early admission to hospital or care home. Also offers hot meals delivered to your home; footcare; computer lessons to show…
Telephone:
01227 462368
E-mail:
info@ageukcanterbury.org.uk
Website:
www.ageuk.org.uk/

Canterbury Hard Of Hearing Club

Our aim is to help hearing impaired people to become less isolated. We go out for meals and have speakers attend our meetings. Our meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month (not August or January) from 2.00 - 4.00 pm.…
Telephone:
01233 620508
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/
Age Range:
Ages 16-18, 18-25 (Transition)

Caring Altogether on Romney Marsh (CARM)

CARM (Caring All together on Romney Marsh) provides support to older and vulnerable people living in Romney Marsh and rural Ashford. The service aims to improve well-being and to help people remain independent. It also offers a welcoming environment for people looking after someone. If…
Telephone:
01233 758122
E-mail:
office@carmromneymarsh.org.uk
Website:
www.carmromneymarsh.org.uk/

Chattering Chums Coffee Morning

Chattering Chums coffee morning is held monthly in Maidstone. This is a regular monthly meet up on the third Monday of every month where friends can enjoy scrummy cakes, a cup of tea and some company. Every month there is a surprise guest who is…
Telephone:
07807015998
E-mail:
natasha.dhariwal@caremark.co.uk
Website:
https://westkentbefriendingservice.org.uk/

Dashwood Library - Coffee and Chat

First Monday monthly
A great way of meeting up with old friends and making new ones.
Telephone:
03000 41 31 31
E-mail:
dashwoodlibrary@kent.gov.uk
Website:
Dashwood Library
Age Range:
Suitable for all ages

Deafblind UK - support with combined sight and hearing loss

Deafblind UK is a national charity supporting people with sight and hearing loss to live the lives they want. We help people to live with deafblindness by making connections, building their confidence and independence. Living with combined sight and hearing loss can be frightening. Our team…
Telephone:
01733358100
E-mail:
marcoms@deafblind.org.uk
Website:
deafblind.org.uk
Disablities:
Hearing impaired, Visually impaired

Good Neighbours

Good Neighbours was awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2015. Good Neighbours offers a home visiting befriending service to those aged 65 and over who are socially isolated and living in the Tunbridge Wells area. Good Neighbours also runs specialised falls prevention exercise…
Telephone:
01892 510200
E-mail:
info@goodneighbourproject.org.uk
Website:
www.goodneighbourproject.org.uk/

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