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What's On

This Summer 2017 at Age UK Darlington

There are a whole host of events taking place at Age UK Darlington throughout the year.

From Art classes to event days and IT sessions, there's sure to be something for everyone.

Take a look at our event calendar below to find out what's on.

What's on at Age UK Darlington This Summer 2017

Special Events

Activity/Location

Dates

Price

‘Rockin’ for 30 Years!’ Birthday Party
Dolphin Centre

Join us for a night of live music, food and entertainment to celebrate 30 years of Age UK Darlington. Live acts include the sensational Elvis Presley tribute act, Kidd Galahad, and live band, The Norgaards, playing a range of classic rock ‘n’ roll.

Friday 18th
August

Doors open 6.30PM

From 7PM til Late

£5.00

Including Food & Raffle

Elvis Day-time Celebration Event
Darlington Fire Station

Join a variety of our popular groups such as Ukulele and Line Dancing for a day of Elvis inspired music and entertainment, including ukulele band, open mic karaoke and American diner style food. Plus a prize for the best dressed in 50’s style!

Wednesday 16th
August

From 11AM

Free

Cybercrime Awareness & Prevention Sessions
Bradbury House

In association with Durham Constabulary and the Police & Crime Commissioner, Age UK Darlington is offering these sessions for those
concerned about potential scams and cybercrime.
Offering a range of useful support and advice,
we’ll help ensure your devices are secure and
you stay safe online. 

Mondays &
Wednesdays

2.15PM to 3.45PM

£3.00

Your First
Session is Free!

Support Groups

Activity/Location

Dates

Times

Price

Autumn Years
Bradbury House

A vibrant group for the active young at heart. Day trips, country strolls and meals out, monthly meetings with fun quizzes and
friendly chat.

Wed 14th Jun
Wed 12th Jul
Wed 9th Aug

1pm — 2:30pm

£2.00

Carers Club
Bradbury House

The Carers group enables both carers and ex-carers to gain comfort and support from other people who’ve been in similar situations. The group provides information about available services, and carers offer advice and support to each other.

Every Tuesday

10am — 12pm

£2.00

Darlington Older Voices & Engagement Network
Bradbury House

DOVE is a brand new network that will seek to make older peoples voices heard by collectively campaigning to make positive changes in the lives of older people about the issues that matter.

Wed 28th Jun
Wed 26th Jul
Wed 23rd Aug

1.30pm—3pm

Free

Darlington Stroke Club
Bradbury House

The popular Stroke Club offers people who have suffered a stroke a place to go where they can feel safe, gain confidence and take part in social activities with like-minded people.

Every Monday

(Except Bank
Holidays)

10am — 2pm

£2.00

Diabetes Support Group
Bradbury House

This brand new group offers people with Diabetes a chance to make friends, receive advice on blood sugars, nutritional
information and useful cooking tips too.

Last Thursday of each month

10am —11:30am

£2.00

Friendship Group
Bradbury House

Our popular Friendship group offers a chance to get out and meet new people. The close-knit group meets regularly to
socialise with Bingo being a popular activity.

Tues 6th Jun
Tues 20th Jun
Tues 4th Jul
Tues 18th Jul
Tues 1st Aug
Tues 15th Aug

1pm — 3pm

£2.00

Hear To Meet Café
Bradbury House (Café area)

Our Hear To Meet Café is a social gathering for people to meet others who’ve suffered hearing loss, and share their experiences.

Tues 13th Jun
Tues 11th Jul
Tues 8th Aug

1pm — 3pm

Free

LGBT Older Support Group
Fire Station Community Rooms

A new peer support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older people, with topics each month.

Wed 14th Jun
Wed 12th Jul
Wed 9th Aug

6pm — 7pm

£2.00

Macular Degeneration Society
Bradbury House

Our Macular group offers advice, support and companionship for people with this condition.

Tues 13th Jun
Tues 11th Jul
Tues 8th Aug

1pm — 3pm

£2.00

Memory Lane Café
Bradbury House

A relaxed and informal meeting place for people with dementia and their carers. The Café offers support through very difficult times, an exchange of experiences and information, access to a wide range of information as well as refreshments served in a pleasant setting.

Thurs 29th Jun
Thurs 27th Jul
Thurs 31st Aug

10am — 12pm

Free

Veterans Café
Bradbury House

The Veterans Café encourages veterans of all forces to come along, share their experiences and socialise with other veterans. The Veterans group also regularly takes trips out to various
museums and other local sights.

Every
Wednesday

10am — 12pm

£2.00

Classes and Activities


Activity/Location

Dates

Times

Price

Art Group
Bradbury House & Middleton St. George Community Centre

Express your creative side with our weekly Art Groups, which offer a chance to learn various art techniques in a relaxed and sociable setting.

Bradbury House
Every Friday

Middleton St. George
Every Wednesday

10am — 12pm


9.30am—11.30am

£2.00


£3.00

Choir Group
Bradbury House

Enjoy singing? Why not come along and join a brand new
Choir Group at Age UK Darlington.

All are welcome, give it a try!

Wed 7th Jun
Wed 21st Jun
Wed 5th Jul
Wed 19th Jul
Wed 2nd Aug
Wed 16th Aug

1.30pm—2.30pm

£2.00

Guitar Lessons
Bradbury House & Fire Station Community Rooms

Have you always wanted to learn guitar but never had the time? Now is your chance! Dust off that old guitar and come along to our brand new Guitar class, perfectly suited to absolute
beginners and those looking to improve their playing.

Every Tuesday

(Note: second
Tuesday of each month, lessons take place at Fire Station.)

Bradbury House 1.30pm — 4pm

Fire Station
2pm — 4pm

£3.00

German Lessons
Bradbury House

Guten Tag! An easy introduction to the German language with our beginner German lessons.

Every Friday

(Except Bank
Holidays)

10am—11am

£3.00 per session

ICT Drop-in Sessions
Bradbury House

Our volunteers are on-hand to give you all the IT help you need.
If you need assistance with a new laptop, phone or any other device, you’re welcome to bring it along to the ICT Drop-in for one-to-one tuition and support.

Every Monday
& Wednesday

(Except Bank
Holidays)

2:15pm—3:45pm

£3.00

Knitting Group
Three4Darlington

Pop along for a knit and a natter with our brand new Knitting Group, all welcome.

Every Thursday

2pm— 4pm

£2.00

Line Dancing
Friends Meeting House

Maintain your fitness and gain a new hobby with our fun and easy Line Dancing class.

Every Thursday

1pm—3pm

£2.50

Sequence Dancing / Tea Dance
Dolphin Centre

 

Come along, have a dance and reminisce to the classics.

Every Thursday

2pm — 4pm

£2.20

Sunday Tea Party
Bradbury House

An opportunity to make friends in a comfortable environment.

Sun 4th Jun
Sun 2nd Jul
Sun 6th Aug

2pm —  4pm

Please
Enquire

Spanish Lessons
Bradbury House

Learn the second most widely spoken language in the world, with easy classes suitable for absolute beginners. Viva la Espana!

Every Monday

(Except 17th April, 1st May & 29th May)

1pm —  2pm

Booking
required

£3 per session

Tai Chi
Bradbury House

These Tai Chi classes cover meditation, movement, and breathing which all help to lead a more healthy and balanced life.

Every Monday

(Except Bank
Holidays)

7pm —  8pm

£4.00 per session

Tea Dance
Bradbury House

Welcoming dancers of all ages and experiences, come along and have a dance to 1940’ music with useful tuition.

No partners required.

Tues 13th Jun
Tues 27th Jun
Tues 11th Jul
Tues 25th Jul
Tues 8th Aug
Tues 22nd Aug

1:30pm —  3pm

£2.00

Ukulele Classes
Bradbury House

Offering Ukulele for complete beginners, with interactive
ukulele tuition sessions. Learn how to strum your first chord, and progress to jamming along as a group.

Beginners:
Every Thursday

Intermediate:
Every Thursday

Advanced:
Every Monday

(Except Bank
Holidays)

12pm — 1pm

2pm — 3:30pm


2pm — 3:30pm

£3.00

£3.00


£3.00

 

Walking Netball
Dolphin Centre

Walking Netball is a slowed down version of the game Netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

A free information session will be held at Bradbury House on
Friday 26th May from 1pm-2pm for those interested in attending.

Every Wednesday

(Starting 7th June 2017)

1pm—2pm

£3.50

Walter & Derek's Walks
Various

These walks offer a chance to see parts of Darlington and the
surrounding area that you may not have visited before.

Walter: First Tuesday of the month, 10.30AM from Bradbury House. £1.00

Derek: Please call for dates/times. £1.00

Please contact Age UK Darlington for more
details. 

 

 

Writers Group
Bradbury House

The Writers Group offers an opportunity to hone your writing skills and share your work with other likeminded people.

Every Monday

(Except Bank
Holidays)

10am — 12pm

Please enquire

Yoga Classes
Bradbury House

Yoga is a low impact exercise that helps to develop your strength, flexibility and breathing. Research has shown it to be a great way to improve your health, having a positive impact on illnesses such as arthritis, high blood pressure and even
depression.

Every Thursday

10am—11:30am

£5.00

Zumba Gold
Bradbury House

The perfect exercise for older adults wanting to keep active, with a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity.

Every Thursday

9am—10am

£3.00

Lunch Clubs

Activity/Location Dates Times Price

Wednesday Lunch Clubs
Bradbury House

Wed 7th Jun, Wed 21st June, Wed 5th Jul, Wed 19th Jul, Wed 2nd Aug, Wed 16th Aug

12pm—2pm

See Café

Thursday Lunch Clubs
Bradbury House

Thurs 8th Jun, Thurs 22nd Jun, Thurs 13th Jul, Thurs 27th Jul, Thurs 10th Aug, Thurs 24th Aug

12pm—2pm

See
Café

Branksome Lunch Club
Branksome Hall Drive

Thurs 1st Jun, Thurs 6th Jul, Thurs 3rd Aug

12pm—2pm

£3.50

Elm Ridge Lunch Club
Elm Ridge Methodist Church

Tues 13th Jun, Tues 11th Jul, Tues 8th Aug

12pm—2pm

£3.50

Corporation Road Lunch Club
Darlington Baptist Tabernacle Church Centre

Tues 27th Jun, Tues 25th Jul, Tues 22nd Aug

12pm—2pm

£3.50

St. James Church Lunch Club
St. James Church, Albert Hill

Wed 21st Jun, Wed 19th Jul, Wed 16th Aug

12pm—2pm

£3.50

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