What’s on

Golden Years, a fun, free/low cost activity programme for people aged 60+ in Camden. Membership is also free. Register to join now.

We run a variety of weekly and one-off activities that include: Singing, Art History, Café and Pub Visits, Day Trips, Walks, Book Club, Art, Intergenerational projects, Seated Exercise, IT Drop in, Yoga, Bingo, Theatre, Galleries,  annual holiday, Museum Trips and much much more.

We also offer a friendly telephone chat service for people. You can refer yourself by email or telephone.

Are you 60+ or know someone who is and feeling isolated and/or in need or telephone assistance? As part of the Golden Years Programme we also have a Community Assistance Programme that offers a friendly chat service for older people. We can send activity packs, craft materials or make referrals to other agencies when needed.

Please contact Jane on 020 7380 1501 or email goldenyears@spca.org.uk

We’re all going on a summer holiday!

We have organised a group holiday for our Golden Years members for 4 nights from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd September at the Cavendish Hotel in Eastbourne. This includes single occupancy room, breakfast, and dinner. The hotel has accessible rooms and is on the seafront.

The Cavendish does not have any live entertainment so we have also booked a function room for two nights and after dinner we can sit together play board games, bingo or have a sing-a-long.

We will have a member of staff (Terry) and a volunteer available throughout the holiday so the cost of the holiday includes a small contribution towards staff costs and function room hire. The cost of the holiday is £285 per person (£71.25 per night, including VAT). The coach journeys to and from Eastbourne are being paid by Autotrader.

There is no set itinerary planned for the holiday, members will have free time during the day to explore Eastbourne or visit neighbouring Beachy Head or Brighton.

If you would like to go, there are only 28 places available so you need to come into SPCA and pay a £50 deposit to secure your place, this amount will go towards the total cost of your holiday.

The cost of the holiday – £285 – needs to be paid in full by Friday 19th August at the latest. You can pay small amounts weekly or as and when you can up to this date.

HOLIDAY CANCELLATION

So the holiday can go ahead we need to have at least 25 people booked. If we have less than 25 then the trip may have to be cancelled as SPCA does not have the funds available to pay the additional cost. Should the holiday be cancelled then all money will be refunded. Please be aware if you cancel after 19th August we may not be able to give you a full refund as the hotel will have been paid in full, and due to their cancellation policy, they will not refund us if we cancel a room. Please consider taking out holiday insurance in case you need to cancel.

  • Only 28 spaces available
  • £50 deposit required to confirm your booking – total cost £285
  • Travel by coach is included
  • No fixed itinerary – free time to explore

How to book

To secure your space we need your £50 deposit. We cannot put your name on the list without this.

Come into the centre and see Jane, Monday – Thursday 09.30 – 3.30pm.

We can take your £50 deposit by card or cash. Please get in touch for more information.

Programme

MONDAY 11am-12pm INTERGENERATIONAL EASTER EGG HUNT (8 places available) – Join the children and parents from our Stay and Play Group in the Nursery for a fun Easter Egg Hunt and hot cross buns.

MONDAY (25th) 11am-12pm FUN WITH CHAIR EXERCISE – Have fun & keep fit. Session run by Working Men’s College.

MONDAY 11.30am-1pm COFFEE & CAKE – Join us for a hot drink, cake and a chat. Extra Easter session on Thur 14th.

MONDAY 1.30pm-3pm GAMES – Join us for a fun session of board games, cards and dominoes.     

MONDAY 2pm-3pm SINGING – Join our friendly singing group every Monday. Everyone is welcome from beginners to professional singers.

TUESDAY 10.30am-1pm Camden Walks –on the 12th we will be visiting Calthorpe Community Gardens for a seated activity. On the 19th we will be visiting the British Library Treasure Gallery Exhibition. The other walks will be in Regents Park. Please note, on all walks, members are responsible for their own health, safety and personal belongings.

TUESDAY 11am-3.30pm MEN’S GROUP – Join our friendly men-only group for visits to museums, exhibitions and eating out. Sessions are member-led.

TUESDAY (26th ) 1.30pm-2.30pm MONTHLY IT DROP IN – Get help with your phone, how to use IT or social media.

WEDNESDAY 11.30am-12.30pm BINGO – 50p a game (x6 games £3) and you can win the stake money.

WEDNESDAY (6th) 1pm- 2.30pm EASTER CRAFTS – An untutored session where you can make Easter crafts, pomp poms, cards or colour some bunnies and chicks.

WEDNESDAY (13th) 1pm-2.30pm JOINT QUIZ WITH CASTLEHAVEN COMMUNITY CENTRE (30 places available) Join our friends from Castlehaven for a fun afternoon of quizzes, chocolate prizes and coffee. This is taking place at SPCA.

WEDNESDAY (27th) 1pm-2.30pm ARTS AND CRAFTS – Join Hasina from Working Men’s College for a new creative activity.

THURSDAY 11am-12pm TAI CHI/QI GONG – Join us for this new session to increase health and wellbeing and strength. Session is suitable for all and can be done seated.  

THURSDAY (14th ) 12pm-2.30pm Historic Craft Workshop with Archaeologist Will Rathouse – Will is teaching the ancient technique of spinning and nalbinding and demonstrating how to spin wool into thread with a drop spindle. You can have a go at making a hat or a sock using this ancient technique.

THURSDAY (21st) 11am-2pm CROWN CAFÉ – Member-led session, meet up in the café (16 Crowndale Rd, London NW1 1TT) for a coffee. You can join and leave the café anytime.

FRIDAY (8th, 22nd 29th) 12pm-1pm YOGA – All-ability session that can be done seated or on a yoga mat. 22nd and 29th sessions will be run by Charlotte while Jill is away. There are only 12 places so please book.

FRIDAY (8th) 1pm-4.30pm CAMDEN ODEON VISIT – This session is led by the members. Meet outside the cinema at 1pm and the group decides on the film they would like to watch.

FRIDAY (29th) 12pm-2pm WETHERSPOONS PUB LUNCH WITH CASTLEHAVEN COMMUNITY CENTRE – We will meeting members and staff from Castlehaven in the Ice Wharf, 28 Jamestown Road, Camden NW1 7BY.

EVENING AND WEEKEND EVENTS – MEMBER LED

SATURDAY (16th) 1pm-6pm – Vaisakhi in Trafalgar Square – Head to Trafalgar Square to enjoy the Vaisakhi festival, a celebration of Sikh and Punjabi tradition, heritage and culture. There will be free light bites and Indian tea (Langar), demonstrations of martial arts (Gatka), entertainment and a display of Sikh art. Meet outside Charing Cross Station.

WEDNESDAY (20th) OPEN IFTAR at British Library Piazza – The British Library is hosting Open Iftar in partnership with The Ramadan Tent Project to celebrate the end of Ramadan and signal the end of the holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims. Local people and beyond are invited to break bread and hear inspiring talks from a variety of speakers. People of all faiths and no faiths welcome. This is a ticketed event so please book before attending.

SATURDAY (23rd) 12pm-6pm ST GEORGE’S DAY EVENT IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE – Back in full style, St George’s Day on Trafalgar Square will be a flurry of everything brilliant about England and being English, all set in the iconic heart of the nation’s capital. With great music, food, markets, performers and activities for the whole family, it’s set to be a great day out.

Become a Golden Years Member

We are only taking new membership applications from Camden residents aged 60+.

If you are unsure whether you are a Camden resident please see the below map showing the Camden borough and below that a list of eligible postcode districts.

EC1M, EC1N, EC1R, N1, N19, N1C, N6, N7, NW1, NW1W, NW2, NW3, NW5, NW6, NW8, W1T, W9, WC1A, WC1B, WC1E, WC1H, WC1N, WC1R, WC1V, WC1X, WC2A, WC2B, WC2H

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Volunteer with us

Be one of our valued Golden Years Volunteers who help us run fun weekly/ monthly/one-off activities for people aged 60+ living in Camden. Activities range from Café/pub socials, Singing, Yoga, Art History, day trips, walk and visits to museums, galleries and theatre. You will make people feel welcome, have a chat and help out as needed. We also provide telephone support for older members.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact Jane Yeomans, Golden Years Volunteer Coordinator, at goldenyears@spca.org.uk. Alternatively you can fill in the form below and we will get in touch.

Please provide your mobile number. We’ll use this to get in touch with you to discuss volunteering opportunities.
All our activities are in Camden, so it’s helpful to know which part of London you’re from. We won’t share your information with anyone else.
Volunteers must be over 18 years old.
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Please share details about any skills which you might be able to bring to our programmes.
Your contact details, including your email address and mobile number, will be used to let you know about our activities, volunteering opportunities and fundraising news. We’ll store this information securely and will not share it with third parties. Depending on your role, SPCA will carry out DBS check.