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Lunch clubs and pop-ins

This factsheet signposts the reader to lunch clubs, Pop-ins and social opportunities in the Poole and East Dorset area.

Poole

Brendoncare Social Clubs in Poole

Brendoncare run a number of social groups in the Poole area at the following venues:

Bright Sparks meets on a Thursday between 2pm – 4pm at Hamworthy Community Library, Blandford Road, Poole, BH15 4BG. Leaders name: Tony Hanson Tel: 01202 722211.

The Halfway Monday Club meets on Mondays from 2pm -4pm at Bob Hann Close Community Room, Parkstone BH12 2BW (off Shillito Road). Leaders name: Carole Wheatley Tel: 07827 587000 & Barbara Farrell Tel: 07817 092056.

The Harbourside Club meets Thursdays at 2pm – 4pm at the Salvation Army Centre, New Orchard, Poole (access via Hill Street) BH15 1LY. Leaders name: Roz Hanson Tel: 01202 848145.

The Sunrise Club meets on Tuesdays from 2pm – 4pm at Newtown Conservative Club, 374 Ringwood Road, Poole, BH12 3LT. Leaders name: Ann Lench Tel: 01202 461222.

The Evergreen Club meets at Broadstone War Memorial Hall, Tudor Road Broadstone, BH18 8AP on Wednesdays from 2pm – 4pm. Leaders name: Kate Greenway Tel: 01202 600297.

£4 per meeting. Transport will no longer be subsidised but some of the clubs do organise taxis on behalf of members so the cost can be shared. For further details contact:

Volunteer Manager: Tony Hanson
Brendoncare Club Poole
275 Ashley Road
Parkstone
Poole
BH14 9DS
Tel: 01202 722211
Fax: 01202 734529
Email: clubpoole@brendoncare.org.uk 
www.brendoncare.org.uk


Broadstone

Broadstone Methodist Church

Lower Blandford Road
Broadstone
Poole
BH18 0NN

Lunch club for older people meets on a Wednesday between 12.30pm – 2pm. Cost of the meal is £5. For further details contact Pat Talbot at the church office on 01202 600696.


Creekmoor

Café Connect

Christ Church
Northmead Drive
Creekmoor
BH17 7XZ

Lunch club/café for older people open 10am – 2pm (lunch served at 12 noon), a variable café menu and costs. For further details contact the church office on 01202 267 427.


Friday Lunch Club

Christ Church
Northmead Drive
Creekmoor
BH17 7XZ

Lunch club for older people meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at 12 noon. Costs £4, for further details contact the church office on 01202 267 427.


Fleetsbridge

Age Concern Pop-In

66 Christopher Crescent
Fleetsbridge
Poole

Wednesdays: 2pm – 4pm
For further details contact Mrs J Cutler at Age Concern on 01202 386595.


Oakdale

Sherrin Close Age Concern Pop-in

Sherrin Close
Oakdale

Wednesdays: 2pm – 4pm. For further details contact: Mrs Ann McCrow 01202 600247.


St Georges Church – Lunch Club

Darby Lane
Oakdale
Poole
BH15 3EU

Lunch club for older people on a Thursday at 12.15pm (runs during term time only). Costs £3.50, for further details contact the church office on 01202 660 612 or 01202 330 141.


Parkstone

Ashley Cross Friendship Club

Wesley Hall
Wesley Road
Parkstone
BH14 0AD

Lunch club for older people meets on Tuesday at 12 noon. Costs of a meal are £2.80, for further information contact Mrs Cornick on 01202 748548. There may be a waiting list for this club.


Beta Group

Gateway Church
Alder Road
Parkstone
BH12 4AA

Worship followed by lunch club every Thursday from 10.30am (for worship followed by coffee), lunch is served at 12.30pm. Costs £3.50 for lunch, an “open door” policy so just pop along. For further information contact Richard on 01202 746938.


Bob Hann House (PHP) - Lunch Club

Bob Hann Close (off Shillitoe Road)
Parkstone
Poole
BH12 2BW

The lunch club will meets fortnightly on a Tuesday at 12.30pm. £4.25 for a two course meal. For further details contact Susan Kent on 01202 730313.


Cynthia House Lunch Club

Cynthia Close
Parkstone
Poole
BH12 3JD

Lunch club for older people meets every Wednesday at 12.30pm. Costs of the meal are £4.25, for further details contact Lyn Holloway on 01202 748418 or on 07824521255.


Home from Home

Church of the Good Shepherd
Stanfield Road
Upper Parkstone
BH12 3HR

Lunch club for older people meets on a Friday at 12 noon until 2.30pm. Soup and roll, with games and a sing-a-long. Costs £2, for further information contact Yvonne Brooke at the church office on 01202 723059 or the church mobile 07852628304.


Methodist Church Hall Lunch Club

Ashley Road
Parkstone
BH14 0AD

Tuesdays: 12 noon. There is a waiting list for this club.
Price: £2.80. For further details contact Mrs Cornick on 01202 748548.


Open House Café

St Mary’s Church
Longfleet Road
Longfleet
Upper Parkstone
BH15 2JD

Lunch Club/Café for older people meets on a Thursday between 10am – 12 noon. Costs from 50p - £1, for further details contact Kerrin on 01202 253527.


Parkstone Baptist Church – Lunch Club

Loch Road
Parkstone
Poole
BH14 9QX


Lunch club for older people that meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 1pm. Costs £4.50, for further information contact Judy Arnold on 01202 763735. Please book your place by the Monday before you are due to attend for lunch.


Parkstone United Reform Church

Commercial Road 
Lower Parkstone
BH1 0JW

Lunch club every second Thursday of the month at 12.30pm. Costs of the meal are £3, please contact the office to book your meal by the Monday before to book your meal for Thursday. Contact Michelle at the church office on 01202 733580.

Also, a Sunday Lunch Club held every 4th Sunday of the month at Poole Day Centre, 14 Commercial Road, Poole beginning at 12.30pm. For those that wish there is a traditional worship service held at Poole United Reform Church beginning at 11.30am with transport available to the lunch following the service. Costs of the meal are £3.20.


Salvation Army – Lunch Club

Davis Road
Parkstone
Poole
BH12 2BA

Lunch Club for older people meets on Wednesday at 12 noon. For further information contact Capt Gaynor Mulryne on 01202 741378 or 01202 717304.


St Peters Church

Chapel Road
Upper Parkstone
Poole
BH14 0NN

Lunch club for older people meets on alternate Mondays at 12.30pm. Costs of the meal are £4.50, please book a week in advance to be sure of getting your meal. For further details contact Margaret Jones on 01202 733944.


Poole Town Centre


Longfleet Age Concern Pop-In

Longfleet United Reform Church Hall
Longfleet
Poole

Mondays: 2pm – 4pm
For further details contact Thelma Green on 01202 666195.


Longfleet Baptist Church – Lunch Club

138 Wimborne Road
Longfleet
BH15 2EX

Lunch club for older people meets on a Friday at 12.15pm. Costs for two course meal are £4.20, for further details contact Church Office on 01202 684 745.


Salvation Army Lunch Club

2 New Orchard
Poole Old Town
BH15 1LY

Lunch club for older people on a Wednesday between 12 noon and 1pm. Costs £2.50, for further details contact Capt Stephen Brevitt on 01202 679939. The lunch club is preceded by a coffee morning starting at 10am.


Skinner Street Age Concern Pop-In

Skinner Street
Poole
Tuesdays: 2pm – 4pm. For further details contact the Chairperson Mrs L Dixon on 01202 679097.


Rossmore

Stanfield Close (PHP)

Stanfield Close
Rossmore, Poole
BH12 3NB

Lunch club for older people meets weekly on a Thursday at 12.15pm. Cost of meal is £4.25 including coffee. For further details contact Claire Wade on 01202 743396.


Turlin Moor

St Gabriels Church

Keysworth Road
Turlin Moor
Poole
BH16 5BH

Lunch club for older people meets on alternate Wednesdays beginning at 12.30pm for a 1pm meal. Costs of the meal are £3. For further details contact Steve or Lin Loveitt on 01202 568246.


Upton

St Dunstan’s Church

Poole Road
Upton
BH16 5JA
Tel: 01202 622253

Lunch club every Thursday 12 noon – 1.30pm. Contact: Parish Office Lychett Minster 01202 624622. A £2.50 voluntary contribution will cover the costs of a meal.


Young at Heart Club

Upton Community Centre
Poole Road
Upton
Tel: 01202 623712 (Contact: Mr & Mrs Peck).

Meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month between 2pm -4pm. £5 joining fee, £1 per visit. Tea and cakes, social activities, speakers and entertainment for people aged 50+ years. Not open during August.


East Dorset


Brendoncare Social Clubs in East Dorset

Brendoncare run a number of social groups in the East Dorset area at the following venues:

Penny’s Friendship Club meets on Wednesdays from 2pm – 4pm at St Marys Church Hall, Church Rd, Ferndown. Leaders name: Roy Elliott Tel: 01202 877638.

The Riverside Club meets on Tuesdays from 2pm – 4pm at The Hanham Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Leaders name: Elizabeth Colwill Tel: 01202 883108.

The Whistlestop Club meets on Tuesdays from 2pm – 4pm at West Moors Memorial Hall, 231 Station Road, West Moors, BH22 0HS. Leaders name: Tony Hanson Tel: 01202 722211.

£4 per meeting. Transport will no longer be subsidised but some of the clubs do organise taxis on behalf of members so the cost can be shared. For further details contact:

Volunteer Manager: Tony Hanson 
Brendon Club Dorset
275 Ashley Road
Parkstone
Poole
BH14 9DS
Tel: 01202 722211
Email: ClubPoole@brendoncare.org.uk 
www.brendoncare.org.uk


Alderholt, Chase & Fordingbridge area

Alderholt Chapel Luncheon Club

Alderholt Chapel
Hilbury Road
Alderholt
SP6 3BQ

Meets on the last Friday of the month, contact Minu on 01425 650964 for details of charges and menu, and to ask about transport if needed.


Alderholt Luncheon Club

Augustus John Pub
Station Road
Fordingbridge
SP6 1DG

Meets monthly, usually on the 2nd Monday of the month. Open to all residents of Alderholt, for further details contact Jill Loden on 01725 517318. Transport may be available if needed.


Chase Community Friends

Morning coffee and biscuits every Thursday at 10.30am-12noon at the Pavilion Cricket Club, Sixpenny Handley.

Coffee and biscuits on the 2nd Friday of the month from 11am at Social Service Day Centre, Common Road, Sixpenny Handley. Lunch is served with various activities 
during the afternoon, finishing at 3pm. Occasional outings to the theatre or places of interest. For further information contact: Chase Community Friends on 01258 841321.


Chase Community of Friends Social Day Centre

Village Hall
Sixpenny Handley
SP5 5NJ

Meets on the 2nd Friday of the month from 10.30am, for further details contact Vic Hatton on 01258 841321.


Rae Stratton Lunch

Avon Way Community Centre
Fordingbridge
Hampshire
SP6 1JF

Meets every Tuesday between 11am and 2pm, for further details contact Peter Adams on 01425 653419.


Corfe Mullen

St Nicholas Church Lunch Club

30 Wareham Road
Corfe Mullen
BH21 3LE

Meets every Wednesday at 12.15pm, for further details contact Sylvia on 01202 692720. Transport is available.


Cranborne

Cranborne Lunch Club

The Sheaf of Arrows
4 The Square
Cranborne
BH21 5PR

Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, for further details contact Lorraine on 01725 517323 or Rosemary 01725 551242. No transport available.


Ferndown

Ferndown Lunch

United Church
Wimborne Road East
Ferndown
BH22 9NF

Meets every Tuesday, for further information contact Rosemary Turner on 01202 895136.


Heatherlands Age Concern Lunch

Heatherlands Centre
Barns Road
Ferndown
BH22 8AS

Meets every Thursday (referral only), please call Teresa on 01202 870932 if interested to discuss before turning up. Transport is available.


Parley Lunch Club

Parley Sports Club
275 Christchurch Road
West Parley

Meets every Wednesday between 12 noon and 2pm (not June, July or August). For further details contact Simon or Sheila on 01202 573345. No transport available.


Soup Lunch

St Mary’s Church Hall
Church Road
Ferndown
BH22 9EU

Meets every Monday from 11.30am for coffee, short service and then lunch. For further details call 01202 897087, or just turn up. No transport available.


St Leonards and St Ives

Braeside Age Concern Lunch

Braeside Village Hall
Braeside Road
St Leonards
BH24 2PJ

Meets every Monday, for further details please call Judy Jones on 01425 476935 to discuss before turning up as there is a waiting list. Transport is available.


Sturminster Marshall

Sturminster Marshall Seniors Lunch Club

Old School Hall
147 Church Street
Sturminster Marshall
BH21 4BN

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month, for further information contact Carol on 01258 857814. Transport is available.


Verwood


Methodist Church Lunch Club

The Methodist Church
Vicarage Road
Verwood
BH31 6DR

Meets on the 4th Saturday of the month, for further details call Jean on 01202 825533 or Lin on 07906 303212.


Senior Friendship Dining Club

The Hideaway
17 Moorlands Road
Verwood
BH31 7PD

An evening dining club for single seniors (male and female). The idea is to meet friends for an evening meal and company. Annual subscription £5, meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Members buy their own dinners and drinks from the bar, after dinner there is the opportunity to play cards, board games and other games or activities followed by a
raffle. Occasional visits to other venues to play skittles, or visit the cinema. For further information contact Maureen Shelley on 01202 824383, or email maureendogdom22@gmail.com


St Michaels & All Angels Church Lunch

St Michaels & All Angels Church
Church Hill, Manor Road
Verwood
BH31 6DZ

Meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month, for further details contact Kate Gibson on 01202 826880.


Thursday Lunches

United Reform Church
Manor Road
Verwood
BH31 6DS

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month, for more details contact Gillian on 01202 825242. Transport is available.


Verwood Age Concern Lunch

The Band Hall
Moorlands Road
Verwood
BH31 7PD

Meets every Monday and Wednesday (referrals only), for further information please call Gordon Simpkin on 01202 813805. Transport is available.


West Moors


Senior Lunches

West Moors Middle School
Heathfield Way
West Moors
BH22 0AP

Lunch for senior citizens every other Thursday, please call 01202 872474 to check dates and details of charges etc. No transport available.


West Moors WRVS Lunch Club

St Anthony’s Church Hall
8 Pinehurst Road
West Moors
BH22 0AP

Meets every Wednesday between 11am – 1.30pm, transport is available. For further details contact Joan Wyrille on 01202 891519.


Wimborne


Age Concern – Wimborne

Contact: 01202 849945 for details of local lunch clubs.


Centre Rendezvous

St Michael’s Church Centre
Colehill Lane
Wimborne
BH21 7AB

Meets every Wednesday from 11.30am-1.30pm. Everyone welcome, just turn up. Contact 01202 881274.


Salvation Army Lunch

Church Street
Wimborne
BH21 1JU

Meet every Thursday, for further details contact Captain Janine Lewis on 01202 884194. No transport available.

 

St Johns Church Lunch

71 Leigh Road
Wimborne
BH21 1AE

Meets every Tuesday during term time, for further details contact Jane Rynne on 01202 885760.


Wimborne British Legion Lunches

4 Redcotts Lane
Wimborne
BH21 1JX

Meets Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sunday between 12 noon and 2pm, for further details contact 01202 885541. No transport available.


Wimborne Methodist Church Lunch

Wimborne Methodist Church
4a King Street
BH21 1DY

Meets every Wednesday in the room above the church, for further details contact Isobel Reed on 01202 695718. Transport is available.


Wimborne Minster Soup Club

Wimborne Minster
High Street
Wimborne
BH21 1JU

Meets on the 1st Friday of the month, no need to book just pop in. No transport available.

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