Wellbeing Services for the Older Irish Community in London
The London Irish Centre offers a wide range of Wellbeing Services for older Irish people across London.
Our Day Centre at Camden takes place 3 days a week and works with Irish people over the age of 55, who have low to moderate needs. We provide healthy home-cooked meals, as well as classes in art, exercise, IT, healthy living, activities such as bingo and quizzes, and day trips.
Our Day Centre doesn't operate on a drop-in basis, so attendance should be arranged in advance. If you, or someone you know, would like to attend, you can contact our Wellbeing Services Manager Dane Buckley by email at email@example.com. You can also fill out and return a referral client profile form. (Click here to see a completed example)
“…This Place has changed my life, there are so many friendly faces and the staff are very good to me. I know they’d do anything they could to help me. I don’t feel old when I come here; its very young at heart and we’re always learning and laughing…” Day Centre Client
We also offer a number of Wellbeing Services for our older friends in the community, including fortnightly tea dances. These feature live music and dancing, bingo and a raffle, and refreshments. We also operate clubs and groups in other venues across London. Click here for a full list of our wellbeing activities for older people.
“We have fun here and we’ve all got a story to tell but it is a sort of lifeline really. It’s important to be a part of something when you retire. The classes keep my brain ticking and it’s lovely when you walk in and the friendly faces are there waiting for you.” Day Centre Client
In many cases, those who attend our Wellbeing Services are those emigrants who came to London in the 1950’s and 60’s, whom the London Irish Centre helped on their arrival. Now in another phase of their lives, the Centre continues to offer them support, community and vital social opportunities.
Contact the wellbeing team for more information about any of our Wellbeing Services. You can also contact Wellbeing Services Manager Dane Buckley by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0207 428 2094.
Much of our work with the older Irish community in London is unfunded. Click here to donate and support this work.
Please get in touch if you think we can help or if you need further information.
London Irish Centre - Registered Charity No: 1149787, Company No: 8221421.