Welcome: We’re glad you’ve joined us. Read on to discover who we are and what we do.
Where can we find you? In that fairy tale mansion. Yes, the white crenellated one, halfway between Catford and Forest Hill on Stanstead Road.
So what’s it all about? Well, we call it SENIORS but its proper name is the Lewisham Elders Resource Centre, a registered charity for people over 50 in Lewisham. We’re in this huge, white romantic mansion, listed Grade II with spacious halls and rooms, and with a massive garden at the rear.
What’s it like? We’ve got a community café (Phoenix Café), a theatre space, meeting or training rooms, a sun lounge, and a suite of first floor offices. As mentioned, there’s also a large rear garden. The centre’s facilities are all available for hire. Get your information on availability at reception.
And what goes on there? We’ve got a varied programme of activities to suit all tastes. The list so far is: Line dancing, Elderflowers, French, Choir, Tai Chi, Art, Knit and Natter, U3A Art Group, Snooker, Bingo, Zumba, Keep Fit, Book Club, Wellness Group, Vista Reminiscence, ‘In the Telling’, Qi Gong, Table Tennis, Yoga, Whist Drive, Pilates. I may have missed some out. We’re happy to add more.
How much does it cost? Seniors keeps fees as low as possible. For over 50s, it’s £30 a year and for over 60s, it’s £20 a year.
What else do you get for your membership fee? As well as reductions on the cost of weekly activities, and a 10% discount in the café, members can get reductions on the cost of trips and events. Plus access to the same with our Purple Alliance organisations – more later!
Give an hour to Seniors. We encourage all individual members and the activity groups to help at Seniors by giving even just an hour of your time. You can help by welcoming visitors and members, helping to get the building ready for events such as open days and fundraising events, running a stall and taking part in demonstrations. Everyone can be a volunteer.
Seniors Lewisham is the web site of the registered charity, Lewisham Elders Resource Centre, Charity Commission Number 1083258
Lewisham Elders Resource Centre is also a company limited by guarantee, Company Number 3879163