Activities

“We help create and setup volunteer-led activities for older people all across the city, and finding new activities people are interested in trying.”

Lifelines

We host volunteer-led activities in for those 50+ in community venues across the city with a focus on social connections, health and wellbeing and having fun. Our volunteers run groups and activities where people get together to chat, to do or make things, to get exercise, to dance around, perform, show off, and often try something new. Our activities are all low-cost, just to cover the expenses of putting them on and so can be enjoyed by all.


Activity Calendar

Unless specified, the sessions are weekly.

Please contact us on 01273 688117 or lifelines@volunteeringmatters.org.uk to book a place.


Various Dates

World Culture: South Korea / Various Dates
Hosted by our Korean student volunteers, this is a fantastic chance to explore their culture, food, seasons & events – and to chat and ask questions; Learn about the South Korean culture first-hand; watch video clips from various parts of the country; explore districts like Seoul, Busan, Jeonju and Jeju Island; savour delicious Korean dumplings; try a game of Yut Nori, a traditional Korean board game.

Tue 16th January @ 2 pm – Lavender House, Lavender Street, Kemp Town, BN2 1LG

We will be hosting sessions on Hong Kong and Indonesia in February..


Mondays

Mah Jong / Mondays @ 10 am (1 hr+)
Learn & play Mah Jong, a tile-based game, developed in the 19th Century China. Beginners & Experienced players welcome.

Evelyn Glennie Court, Somerset St Kemp Town BN2 1LT


Singwell on Zoom / Mondays @ 1 pm (1 hr)
Everyone welcome. Singing, foot-tapping and humming optional.

On Zoom


Singwell on Zoom / Mondays @ 1 pm (1 hr)
Everyone welcome. Singing, foot-tapping and humming optional.

On Zoom


Knitting Group / Monthly – 2nd Monday of the month @ 2 pm (2 hrs)
Join us for chatting and knitting over refreshments. Beginners welcome.

Evelyn Court, Windlesham Close, Portslade, BN41 2AA


Tuesdays

EXTEND Exercise / 10:30 am (60 mins)
EXTEND help and encourage people of all shapes and sizes to improve their general health and maintain independence and mobility in an enjoyable atmosphere.

Evelyn Court, Windlesham Close, Portslade, BN41 2AA


The Big Quiz (Online) / 11 am (30 mins)
A fun, light-hearted quiz delivered on-line. Have a paper and pen ready.

Zoom


The Big Quiz (F2F/Zoom) / 11 am (30 mins)
Our fun, light-hearted online quiz, played communally in the lounge at Lavender House. And of course, have a paper and pen ready.

Lavender House, Lavender Street, Kemp Town, BN2 1LG


Tea & Tech / 12 pm (60 mins)
Get help with your digital devices – with tea/coffee and snacks! Get some give quick help or book 1-to-1 sessions
to learn more. Or come for the chat and refreshments. Bring a device, try ours, or use our free tablet loan service.

Lavender House, Lavender Street, Kemp Town, BN2 1LG


Competitive Bridge / 12:45 pm (2 hrs 15 mins)
Come and join other friendly players for regular competitive games of club style duplicate pairs Bridge for experienced players.

Sloane Court, Park Street Brighton BN2 0DG


Wednesdays

Art Class / 10 am (2 hrs)
We are offering informal, fun sessions where you can express yourself through your drawing or painting. Beginners Welcome.

Leach Court, Park Street, Brighton, BN2 0DE


Extend Exercise / 11 am (1 hr)
EXTEND help and encourage people of all shapes and sizes to improve their general health and maintain independence and mobility in an enjoyable atmosphere.

Sanders House, Ingram Crescent West Hove BN3 5NW


Pilates – Chair Based/Seated (Online) / 11 am (45 mins)
Gentle exercise to stretch and strengthen your muscles, hosted by John, an experienced Pilates teacher in supporting older adults and those with health issues that may make exercise a challenge.

Zoom


Pilates – Mat Work (Online) / 1pm (45 mins)
Gentle exercise to stretch/strengthen muscles, hosted by experienced Pilates teacher, John. Supporting those with health issues that make exercise a challenge.

Zoom


Pilates – Mat Work / 1pm (45 mins)
Gentle exercise to stretch/strengthen muscles, hosted by experienced Pilates teacher, John. Supporting those with health issues that make exercise a challenge.

Upstairs at Six, 102-105, Western Rd, Brighton and Hove, Hove BN3 1FA


Thursdays

Pilates – Chair Based / 10:15 am (55 mins)
Gentle exercise to stretch and strengthen your muscles, hosted by John, an experienced Pilates teacher in supporting older adults and those with health issues that may make exercise a challenge.

Cornerstone Community Centre, Church Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2FL


Pilates – Chair Based (Online) / 10:15 am (55 mins)
Gentle exercise to stretch and strengthen your muscles, hosted by John, an experienced Pilates teacher in supporting older adults and those with health issues that may make exercise a challenge.

Zoom


The Big Quiz / 11 am (30 mins)
The Big Quiz goes face-to-face, once a month at Lavender House. All the usual fun, but with the hosts in the room. And they can see if you have pen and paper ready!

Lavender House Lavender Street, Kemp Town, BN2 1LG


Card Making / 2pm (90 mins)
Elaine is back with more card making ideas, now based at Lavender House.

Lavender House, Lavender Street, Kemp Town, BN2 1LG


Bingo @ Hazelholt / 2nd Thursday of the month / 2 pm (2 hrs)
Eyes Down, here we go! Come and join Emma for fun playing – and grocery prizes. No experience necessary.

Hazelholt, Chalky Road, Portslade BN41 2WF


Bingo @ Evelyn Court/ 4th Thursday of the month / 2 pm (2 hrs)
Eyes Down, here we go! Come and join Emma for fun playing – and grocery prizes. No experience necessary.

Evelyn Court, Windlesham Close, Portslade, BN41 2AA


Boccia @ Patching Lodge / 2:30 pm (1 hr)
If you ever wanted to learn to play Boccia this is your chance to learn. We welcome people of all abilities from beginners to the more experienced player. Play in a friendly atmosphere

Patching Lodge, Park Street, Brighton, BN2 0AQ


Boccia @ Leach Court / 2:45 pm (1 hr)
If you ever wanted to learn to play Boccia this is your chance to learn. We welcome people of all abilities from beginners to the more experienced player. Play in a friendly atmosphere

Leach Court, Park Street, Brighton, BN2 0DE


Line Dancing / 4th Thursday of the month / 2 pm (2 hrs)
Eyes Down, here we go! Come and join Emma for fun playing – and grocery prizes. No experience necessary.

Woodingdean Methodist Church Hall, The Ridgway, Woodingdean BN2 6PA


Fridays

Dance of Awareness / 10 am (90 mins)
An enjoyable and creative dance session, as low or high energy as you feel – and you can’t get it wrong! Have some fun whilst improving your health, fitness and wellbeing. Suitable for those with limited mobility.

Patching Lodge, Park Street, Brighton, BN2 0AQ


Games with Zena / 10 am (2 hrs)
Come and join other keen players for a fun board games session, a variety of games available. Beginners welcome

Evelyn Glennie Court, Somerset Street, Brighton, BN2


Friday Afternoon Activities / Monthly – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Fridays – 4 pm (2 hrs)
Come and join other keen players for a fun board games session, a variety of games available. Beginners welcome

Brooke Mead, 40 Albion Street, Brighton BN2 9AJ


Friday Music Social / Monthly – 4th Friday – 4 pm (2 hrs)
Music, Dance and Chat at Leach Court. Stand up and boogie or sit down and tap your feet. Come along for a dance or just for the chat.
And sing along to some favourite songs. Music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Relaxed friendly atmosphere. Pick you favourite songs to play.
Refreshments provided.

Leach Court, Park Street, Brighton, BN2 0DE


Please contact us on 01273 688117 or lifelines@volunteeringmatters.org.uk to book a place.