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 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.

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 – Meet at SPCA at 10am. Some of the walks will be member-led where you meet at SPCA and decide as a group where to walk, other walks will be led by SPCA volunteer/staff. Please note, on trips/walks, members are responsible for their own health, safety and personal belongings. Volunteers and staff are not able to provide physical assistance so if you have a mobility issue that requires physical support please bring a support worker, carer or friend with you to help you during the walk.   

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.

WEDNESDAY 11.30am-12.30pm BINGO – Friendly session where you pay 50p per game (6x games) and can win the stake money.

WEDNESDAY (from 8th) 1pm-2.30pm ARTS AND CRAFTS – Join Hasina (Working Men’s College) to make printed fabric mini cushions.

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. There are limited places so booking is essential.

THURSDAY (16th) 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.

THURSDAY (23rd) 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.

THURSDAY (30th) 11am-1.30pm CAMLEY STREET NATURAL PARK VISIT – Either meet 11am at SPCA and we will walk to Camley for a tour of the nature reserve. Or meet at the entrance to Camley at 11.30am.

FRIDAY 12pm-1pm YOGA – All-ability session that can be done seated or on a yoga mat.  Limited places so booking essential. 

FRIDAY (24th) 12pm-2pm MONTHLY JOINT 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. We usually sit upstairs on the left as you enter the pub.

WEEKEND EVENTS – MEMBER LED

SUNDAY (19th) (From 2pm) Holland Park Opera – Eugene Onegin.  ‘A timeless story of innocence and experience Tchaikovsky’s haunting score captures every shade of emotion.’ 8 tickets available so please book. We won’t be operating a ‘first come, first served’ basis but will draw names out of a hat and notify members who are going by Friday 10th so you can collect your ticket from SPCA before Thursday 16th June.  

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.