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Community Events for Older Adults:

A Guide to Meeting New People in your Area

by Mark Whitcroft

Are you looking to meet new people in your area? Community events are a great way to get involved and make new friends.

Whether you're interested in sports, arts, or social activities, there's something for everyone. In this blog post, we'll provide a guide to the best community events for older adults in the UK.

Local Fairs and Festivals
Fairs and festivals are a great way to experience local culture and meet new people. Many villages, towns and cities hold regular fairs and festivals throughout the year. These often feature food, music, arts and crafts. Check your local council's website or the local newspaper to find out what's on in your area.


Sports Clubs
Sports clubs are a great way to stay active and meet new people. Whether you're interested in tennis, golf, or swimming, there's a sports club for you. Joining a sports club gives you an opportunity to compete in local matches and also to meet people with a similar interest. Becoming a supporter of your local football, rugby or cricket team can provide a regular event to meet up with people.

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and meet new people. There are many volunteering opportunities for older adults. These can range from mentoring young people, advising a local business or helping out a local charity. Volunteering can also help you to develop new skills and give you a sense of purpose.

University of the Third Age
The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a nationwide organisation that provides learning opportunities for older adults. Each U3A chapter is run locally so look up the relevant contacts online. U3A groups run a wide range of classes and activities, from history and literature to photography and wine tasting. Joining a U3A group is a great way to learn new skills and meet new people.

Online Communities
If you're unable to attend community events in person, online communities are a great way to meet new people. There are many online communities such as Silversurfers, The Joy Club, Age UK, MeetUp and Rest Less. These communities provide a platform for discussion, support, and friendship.

There are many community events for older adults that can help you to meet new people and make new friends. From local fairs and festivals to sports clubs and online communities, there's something for everyone. So why not get involved and start building your social network today?

Please tell us about your experience of taking part in community events. Send me an email on and I'll get back to you! Regards,

Co-founder, Hazel