Last week we celebrated our first birthday: twelve months since we started up connecting older and younger south Londoners. 365 days of company, conversation and companionship to tackle isolation and loneliness in Southwark and Lambeth.
And we've only just begun! The fun doesn't stop there just because the summer is coming to an end. For some of our older neighbours who find it hard to get out and about and enjoy all that London has to offer, the start of autumn can feel like doom and gloom.
That's where you come in. Our Social Clubs bring together young professionals and older neighbours to hang out together, to learn, to laugh and to build the types of friendships and connections that really matter.
In September there are 23 social clubs for you to be part of to help older neighbours feel valued and appreciated. We'll be channelling the Great British Bake Off in Bermondsey, helping older neighbours get to grips with technology in Brixton and getting competitive at games nights in Walworth.
But the main event is the company and personality you bring, which older neighbours like Liz and Richard say makes them feel lifted and gives them a new lease of life. You can continue to make a difference by spending some of your spare time hanging out with your older neighbours. And if you're new to South London Cares, check out our new film.
September's social clubs are listed below - you can sign up to get involved at the bottom of this page and we'll be in touch.
We really hope to see you soon!
Tuesday 1st, 6-8pm, Arts & Crafts, Stockwell
Wednesday 2nd, 10.30-12.30pm, Line Dancing, Streatham
Thursday 3rd, 6-8pm, Games Night, Walworth
Saturday 5th, 11am-2pm, Tech Workshop, Brixton
Monday 7th, 1-4pm, Bake Off Club, Bermondsey
Tuesday 8th, 10-12pm, Franco Manca Workshop, Brixton
Tuesday 8th, 3-4.30pm, Afternoon Tea, Herne Hill
Wednesday 9th, 2-4.30pm, Lunch Club, East Dulwich
Thursday 10th, 6-8pm, Parlour Games, Elephant and Castle
Friday 11th, 11-4pm, Southbank Centre Trip, Waterloo
Monday 14th, 1-4pm, 'Bake Off' Club, Bermondsey
Tuesday 15th, 1.30-3.30pm, Barclays Tech Workshop, London Bridge
Tuesday 15th, 6-8pm, Painting Class, Stockwell
Wednesday 16th, 10.30-12:30pm, Brunch Club, Streatham
Wednesday 16th, 2-4.30pm, Matinee Film, West Norwood
Thursday 17th, 5.30-8pm, Film Club - Al Pacino Special, Walworth
Sunday 20th, 3-6pm, Tea Party & Film Club, Bermondsey
Monday 21st, 1-4pm, 'Bake Off' Club, Bermondsey
Tuesday 22nd, 5.30-8pm, Dinner Party, British Theme, Herne Hill
Thursday 24th, 5.30-8pm, Film Club, Elephant and Castle
Monday 28th, 1-4pm, 'Bake Off' Club, Bermondsey
Tuesday 29th, 6-8pm, Arts & Crafts, Stockwell
Wednesday 30th, 5.30-8pm, Dinner Party, Borough
Posted by Tess Young on Thursday 27th August 2015
Tess leads on operations at South London Cares, North London Cares and Manchester Cares.