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Derwent Day Centre

Tonbridge Baptist Church, Darenth Avenue, Tonbridge TN10 3HZ, UK

About Derwent Day Centre

Derwent Life is the mid-week activity programme at Tonbridge Baptist Church for the Golden Age generation.  We have a range of activities on different days to cater for all those people aged 65 plus to get out and socialise with other like-minded people.

On Tuesdays we have our popular Lunch Club.  For £5 you can enjoy a freshly cooked, nutritional two course meal in the company of others.  This sociable gathering gives seniors an opportunity to talk and laugh with others.  It is a pure tonic to the feeling of being isolated and lonely.

Lunch Club is followed by our fortnightly Senior Arts and Cultural group in which we have speakers, local artists, art projects, singers and entertainment.  At a suggested donation of £2 you can get a cuppa and have an enjoyable hour spent in the company of others.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays our Day Centre runs with our Chatty Time between 10-11am – this is open for people to come in and chat with the seniors or just pop in for a cuppa and see what activities we are running.

A full day at the Day Centre runs from 10-3pm at the cost of £20. We do have a bursary for those people that would struggle to pay this full amount, and this can be discussed further.  We take seniors with low to medium needs and our age range is 75 to 96 years young.  We are an active group, and each day consists of a chatty hour at 10am, followed with a morning activity, a two course freshly prepared nutritional meal suitable for all dietary requirements   The afternoon we have another activity and a cuppa.  Our activities range from bowling, bingo, arts & craft projects, local school intergenerational projects, quizzes, singing, exercise and so much more.

We have wonderful opportunities for volunteers to help at all our groups.

We also partner with Great Strides to run two exercise classes weekly on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  The goal of Great Strides is to reduce the risk of falls for vulnerable people, increases strength, flexibility and balance which enables those seniors who attend to regain the confidence to venture out of the house and socialise.