If you have something that will be of interest to over 50’s please let us know by email
Next Steps – Torquay
Have you ever stopped to think what you wish you had known before you retired? Downsized? Before you became a carer or your mobility changed? Or are there things you are thinking about now, before you retire? What advice would you give others?
We want to pull together an ‘experts by experience guide’ that revolves around Next Steps…preparing for later life. We need a variety of voices and experiences so what you think is important.
We will be holding events to explore the subject and gather your thoughts – we want to curate a guide that will be a legacy for Torbay and for future generations.
Interested in being involved? For more info on the Next Steps project, email David Gledhill at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 01803 212638.
Ageing Well Festival 2019
Saturday 19th October, 10am-6pm, Riviera International Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay TQ2 5LZ.
Love, Live, Laugh, Learn.
The Ageing Well Festival is an annual celebration, marking International Day of Older Persons (1st October), celebrating ageing and promoting the concept of growing older in Torbay. The 2019 festival will be the fifth Ageing Well Festival.
This year’s festival will be taking place on Saturday 19th October, 10am-6pm, at the Riviera International Centre, Torquay.
More details to come.
Wellbeing Talking Point
Want some advice or support in improving your health and wellbeing?
Then drop in for a chat during “Community Led Support session” at Windmill centre on Mondays 9:30am -12pm. Pendennis Road, Torquay.
There will be an adult social care staff, Dan community builder and John Dudley available for a 1-2-1 informal chat.
The Catch up Cafe will also be open, with table top sale and serving breakfasts and drinks.
If you have any questions about this session, please contact Dan on 07905 765 263 or Windmill centre on 01803 314876.
Mingles & Games Night
Open to all the community
Babbacombe Corinthian Sailing Club, St. Marychurch, Torquay
Wednesday 27th February, 7:30pm
“A great way to meet new friends.”
Join us for some fun & games or just a quiet drink with new friends.
Free Pool, Darts, Wii Sport Bowling & more.
Positive People Assertiveness workshops
Assertiveness and Boundaries – Tuesday 26th February, 1pm-3:30pm
A session on establishing and asserting boundaries between passiveness and aggressiveness, when it comes to behaviour.
Assertiveness and Confidence – Tuesday 2nd April, 1pm-3:30pm
A session on boosting assertiveness through increasing self-confidence, understanding our own values and strengths. Useful for friendly disagreements.
Assertiveness and Dealing with Difficult People – Tuesday 7th May, 1pm-3:30pm
A session to equip you to deal with conversations with authorities, friends and neighbours in a non-heated fashion, while taking your needs into consideration.
All three of the above workshops are taking place at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Union Street, Torquay TQ1 4BX.
To book your place, call Natasha on 07977 226277 or email email@example.com
Local Spark Business Starter workshops
Join Local Spark for a 2 hour workshop in Torquay, Brixham or Paignton. Discover: How to develop your idea, Understand your customer, Create your unique selling proposition, What’s in a business plan, and Where to find funding.
Costs £5-15 pay what you can afford (includes refreshments.
Wednesday 6th February at The Paignton Club,
Wednesday 13th February at The Edge, Brixham,
and Wednesday 20th March at Torbay Foyer, Torquay.
Men Roc is a group for men who are over 50 in Torbay.
The group meets every Thursday morning for a relaxed, friendly time, where they share drinks, food and a chat, play games, watch films, discuss hobbies and more.
Come along and join the group:
10.30am – 12.30pm
Riviera Life ROC Centre, Old Mill Road, Torquay TQ2 6AU
Afternoon Tea at the Royal Windsor Tea Rooms
Come and join us at the the lovely Royal Windsor Tea Room for afternoon tea. for the over 50’s. Choose from many items off the menu. A lovely cream tea, a sandwich or even a main meal or just a cup a tea and a chat. A royal welcome will definitely be the order of the day. We look forward to seeing you. BOOK YOUR PLACE DIRECTLY WITH ROYAL WINDSOR TEA ROOMS ON 01803 314526
Calling unpaid Carers
A chance to meet Colin from Signpost for Carers at The Lounge, Unit 28, Fleetwalk Shopping Centre, Torquay TQ2 5EA from 11am to 3pm every 1st Wednesday of the Month. Please come for an informal chat on what is available to you in Torbay if you are an unpaid carer.
Senior Gulls @Torquay United
Meets last Tuesday of the month in Boots and Laces Bar at Plainmoor Stadium, TQ1 3PS. Membership is £10 a year. For more details contact 01803 322551 or email
Tech Inclusion Group
Lose tech fear in a friendly atmosphere. Every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm @The WIndmill Centre, Pendennis Road TQ2 7QB. For more information email or call 01803 314876
Shiphay Community Get-together
Join the Shiphay Community Get-together for coffee, computers, chat and chronic pain support.
Help with ipads, tablets and phones.
Specialised help with the NHS online prescription service.
Every Tuesday – 2pm – 4pm
Oak Lounge, Kenneth Court, Shiphay Lane, Torquay.
Healthy Menopause Support Group
Peer support group that meets the third Monday of the month 4pm to 5.30pm at Croft Hall Medical Practice, Croft Road, TQ2 5UA. For more details visit the website.Text 07976 646392 or email
What’s on in Wellswood
Coffee and chat every Tuesday 10.30am to Noon @The Kents Pub (restaurant balcony), Ilsham Road TQ1 2JG
Also every Friday 10.30am – Noon @Kents Cavern Cafe, Ilsham Road TQ1 2JG
And the first Wednesday of the month 10.30 – Noon @Mount Tyron Care Home, Higher Warberry Road TQ1 1RR
Sunday Lunch: First Sunday of the month from Noon until 2pm @The Kents Pub, Ilsham Road TQ1 2JG
Writer’s Group: Third Wednesday of the month. Venue varies, contact Marianne (below).
Skittles: Fourth Monday of the month @Boots and Laces, Plainmoor Stadium TQ1 3PS. £3, lunch optional.
Gentle chair based exercise: Every Friday, 2pm – 3.15pm @St Matthias Church, Babbacombe Road TQ1 1HW. Contact Julia 01803 907862. £4.
Move it or Lose it!: Every Thursday, 10.30am – 11.40am @Memorial Hall, Park Hill Road TQ1 2AL. Contact Anne 01803 658094. £5
Beginners Line Dancing: Every Tuesday, 11.30am – 12.30pm @Memorial Hall, Park Hill Road TQ1 2AL. Contact Vivien 01803 855799. £5.
Memory Cafes: Fun social time for everyone with memory issues. Second Wednesday of the month 2pm – 4pm @Lincombe Manor, Lincombe Road TQ1 2AF
For details on any of the above contact Marianne 07469 660875 or email
Steps Forward Breakfast Club
If you are in recovery or facing barriers come along and find out about volunteering and training opportunities. Every Thursday 10am – 12.30pm @11 Castle Road TQ1 3BB. Contact Sarah-Jayne 07469 660871 or email.
Polish Saturday School
Every Saturday during term time. For more details ring 01803 322750 / 07951 291050 / 07771 806870
Purple Angel Memory Cafe
Every Saturday afternoon from1.30pm – 3.30pm @Barton Baptist Church, Happaway Road TQ2 8EU. Contact Elaine on 01803 459290 or 07707 048595
10:15am-12pm, Every 4th Monday of the month, usually at Boots & Laces, Marnham Road, Torquay, TQ1 3QW.
Skittles £3 (if you have lunch afterwards, £3 will come off your food bill)
Call Usha or Marianne to book:
Usha – 07702 557723
Marianne – 07469 660875
Singing for Fun
All welcome. Join in with songs from the 30’s to the 60’s. Memories and chat.
Coffee, tea and biscuits.
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
The Salvation Army Building, 27 Market Street, Torquay.
Many good reasons to enjoy singing:
- Reduce stress
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves breathing
- Boosts the immune system
- Encourages community spirit
- Empowers people
- Promotes wellbeing
- Engages with dementia patients
For more info, contact Captain Ade: 07930 909941
Tuesday – Art & Crafts, Games
Wednesday- Information & Timebank Day
Thursday – Knit & Chat
Friday – Music & Karaoke Chat
Saturday – Pop-in and Chat
Come along and meet new friends, socialise, meet your local community builder and find out about local events and activities.
Come and see us at Unit 28, Fleet Walk, Torquay
For enquiries, 01803 212638
Endeavour House Training & Groups
3 Day workshop This course is for anyone wanting to explore and understand their
anger, as well as discovering the necessary tools to safely manage and transform their anger effectively. You will develop an accurate profile of your own anger and stress levels, thereby giving you valuable information and insight into what triggers your anger. Oen accredited
Re:vive A safe place to start out the thing in your life that hold you back! Personal development programme for those wanting to look at their self-belief, confidence, mental wellbeing as well as explore the roots of behaviours. A chance to begin resolving past Issues and make plans for the future in a safe and informal environment. Ascentis L1 accredited qualification.
Re:Develop An opportunity to look at the way you handle stress and anger, explore your
relationships and understand anxiety and depression. A chance to improve your daily resilience through increasing your self-awareness and ‘re-wiring’ your brain. Ascentis accredited qualification.
Re: Fresh A 6 session course that will restore your energy and focus on building your
confidence and getting rid of the fear. Learning techniques to help you change your way of thinking and realise yourself worth. We will cover self-esteem, self-worth, emotional bad habits, fears and mindfulness. Ascentis accredited qualification.
Women’s Circle There is often an activity, agreed by the group, but alongside there is
conversation, tea, cake and laughter. Information support with various networks available. Weekly safe space for woman to come and ‘hang out’ with other women.
Every Thursday, contact Georgie 01803 203895 or Sally 07815 167672 firstname.lastname@example.org
Torbay Men’s Wheel
A great atmosphere, up lifting, enthusiastic group where we aim to help you achieve your dreams and goals. Great for socializing and self-growth. Every other Wednesday 2pm- 4 pm. Contact Georgie on 01803 203895 or email email@example.com
Job Club A safe and friendly place to find out about jobs, courses and volunteer work. Help is given with planning long or short time goals. CV, Letters, Job search & applications signing up to our courses, voluntary/work placements also benefit advice. All very welcome. Every Tuesday l0am-lpm. More information please contact Julie on firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday – Christian Talk – coffee drop in 10am -12pm with Ken Harris
A friendly, warm and positive Christian group that welcomes everyone to join in.
3 Day Workshop – with Lou our Endeavour House Coach 12-4pm
YOGA 6.30-7.30 with the lovely Nina Adwick
Yoga is more than burning calories and toning the muscles. It’s a mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation. More info contact info Nina 07847244810
Tuesday – Job Club– employability support 1 0am -1 pm with Julie Bose
Re;fresh – with Lou our Endeavour Coach 1 0am -2pm
Unleashed community Drama group with Martin Harris – 8.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Taiko Drumming with Stu (booking essential) 07507658900
Wednesday – Re:Develop – with Lou our Endeavour Coach 10am-2pm
Torbay Men’s Wheel – 2 – 4 pm with Dave Pattie (Every other Wednesday)
A welcoming group of men supporting and encouraging each other through their journey.
Thursday – Unleashed Community Drama group with Martin Harris – 10.30-12pm also 8pm-10pm Unleashed Drama runs every Thursday at Endeavour House it’s open to anyone in recovery of any sort. This is a very supportive and inclusive drama group. All Welcome. More info contact Martin 07792241356
Women’s Circle with Sally and Georgie Women empowering women, supporting women through encouragement.
Eating Disorder drop in with Nikki Barnet every 2 weeks This group is for anyone with an eating disorder or issues with food and body image. All welcome. Please see on their web site for dates www.torbayedgroup.wixsite.com/home
Friday – Re:vive or Re:develop with Lou our Endeavour Coach 10 am -2pm
Smart Recovery 2.15-4.15 with Dougie
A support group that helps individuals seeking abstinence from addictive behaviours to gain independence and achieve recovery. Please contact Judy or Earl 07584480304
NA please Contact for more info 0300 999 1212 Eddie is a non- profit society of men and woman for who drugs had become an issue. No appointment needed.