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Activities for Over 55s

“Gimme Shelter”

Members of the Old Gits Club have broken out the paints and brushes again in their crusade to keep Ilfracombe looking fresh and tidy. This time their efforts were focused …

Members of the Old Gits Club have broken out the paints and brushes again in their crusade to keep Ilfracombe looking fresh and tidy.

This time their efforts were focused on brightening up a bus stop on Wilder Road (under the watchful eye of a local Bat Man!) with the before and after pictures bearing testimony to the improved shelter. Well done guys!

BEFORE

Old Gits Bus Stop Before

AFTER

Old Gits Bus Stop After

The Old Gits Club is a club that was formed by Rod Donovan (Councillor and Old Git) for retired people who can spare a few hours to help the town look better. The group undertakes small tasks such as paining railings, bollards, clearing drains, repairing public seating and anything else to make Ilfracombe look better.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Old Gits Club please pop into the Ilfracombe Centre or give us a call on 01271 855 300 for more details.

 

 

Adult Craft Groups

The Adult Craft Group meets the 1st Wednesday of every month, 10.30am – 12.30.
This is a FREE group, sometimes a donation for art materials is required.
Come along and try out a number of different craft projects, everyone welcome.

 

  • 01271 862 388
  • Ilfracombe Library
    The Candar
    Ilfracombe
    Devon
    EX34 9DS

Age Concern Day Opportunities

Age Concern provides day opportunities in order to support older people and their carers to maintain as independent and as full a life as possible. Mondays – 2.00pm to 4.00pm – …

Age Concern provides day opportunities in order to support older people and their carers to maintain as independent and as full a life as possible.

  • Mondays – 2.00pm to 4.00pm – The Rainbow Club
    Meeting venue – The Community Room, 1 Litchdon Street Barnstaple
  • The 3rd Wednesday of every month – 2.00pm – 4.00pm – The Library Club
    Meeting venue – Henry Williamson Room, of the Barnstaple library. Guest speaker raffle and refreshments.
  • Tuesdays & Fridays – 10.00am – 12 noon – Morning ‘Pop In’
    Information and signposting with coffee and scones. Occasional lunches arranged.

 

Art Classes

Local artist Ian Hudson can offer art classes for people of all abilities at:

  • Manor Hall, Berrynarbor, Thurdays 10-12.30 (10 week term £70).
  • North Devon Yacht Club in Instow Mondays 10.30am – 12.30 (10 wk term £70)
  • North Devon Yacht Club in Instow Mondays 2pm – 4pm (10 wk term £70)
  • North Devon Yacht Club in Instow Tuesdays 10am-1pm (10wk term £90)

Mixed ability groups, everyone welcome. Learn how to paint in watercolours. Life Drawing classes also available.

 

Bingo

Come along and meet other people with a chance to win £60 for a full house, teas and coffee’s available.
Every Tuesday hall open at 6.30pm, eyes down 7.45pm.
Minimum £5 entry with 3 books and flyers, Max £9 for entry, 6 books and flyers.

 

 

  • Vision Community Centre
    Slade
    Ilfracombe
    EX34 8LF

Capstone Ladies Club

Contact Diana for more information on 01271 855586, email:wood.diana08@gmail.com

The Capstone Ladies meet on the 4th Monday of the month at 2.15pm in Emmanuel Church, Avenue Road entrance. They are always open to new members.
There is usually a speaker in the afternoon and the topics are varied. In the winter months from Sept to Easter, a handicraft group is open to members on Friday afternoons 2-4pm in Emmanuel Church.
There is a £12 per year subscription payable after the annual general meeting in March and a monthly group meeting charge of £1 charge per meeting to help cover costs from speakers and includes tea or coffee.

 

Coffee and Chat or Lunch Clubs around Ilfracombe

There are various groups in Ilfracombe who meet for a cuppa or lunch clubs. Details correct as at April 2016:  Monday REGEN – Coffee Morning at Christian Fellowship Church, 74 …

There are various groups in Ilfracombe who meet for a cuppa or lunch clubs. Details correct as at April 2016:

 Monday

  • REGEN – Coffee Morning at Christian Fellowship Church, 74 High Street opposite the Co-op 10.30am  – 12noon. Tea and homemade cakes. A chance to meet people and chat over tea, it’s very informal and you can pop in and out as you please for over 65’s.
  • Lunch at Brookdale Church – Every 3rd Monday of the month at 12.30pm – £3

 Tuesday

  • Lunch at Pip and Jim’s Church 12 noon – £3.50

 Wednesday

  • Tea and Toast at ‘Open Church’ in the Baptist Church from 10.30am
  • Pensioners Club at the Osborne Hotel – Alternate Wednesdays 2pm – £2 includes tea and cake

Thursday

  • Activity and exercises at the Tyrell 2.30pm – 4pm. Each month it includes exercises programes by therapists and health education from the Tyrell based community nurses. Finish with teacakes crumpets and tea. For over 65’s.

Friday

  • Bacon sandwiches at the Candar from 10am – £1
  • Lunch at the Salvation Army 12.30pm at The Retreat, Torrs Park, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 8AY Phone: 01271 864040 to check before hand.

Dominoes

Visit local pubs for more details.

Feel Better With A Book

The Reader Organisation connects people through shared reading groups. They meet at Ilfracombe Library, every Thursday 10-11.30am.
No need to book, just come along – there is no pressure to read aloud, you can simply sit back and enjoy being read to. Drop into any session and see what it’s like.
Attendance and refreshments are FREE.

 

Film Club

The film club meet the last Friday of every month at 6:30pm.

 

 

  • 01271 862 388
  • Ilfracombe Library
    The Candar
    Ilfracombe
    Devon
    EX34 9DS