Age UK East London

Caxton Hall is an Activities & Resource Centre in Bow which is part of Age UK East London providing a full range of activities for people 50+ to maximise social opportunities for building links and social interaction. This directly helps tackle social isolation and reduce loneliness by bringing people together and engaging them in activity of their choosing. The huge variety means that there is very likely to be something for everyone. The centre also hosts a daily Lunch Club which ensures older people get a hot meal enjoyed with others.

The centre has been established for 17 years and initially began as a daily Pop – In centre of Age Concern East London in the Roman Road area. The centre has developed over the years and now boasts to contributing to wider preventative health strategies and agendas such as reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and/or readmission by providing a full range of activities both physical exercise, and a myriad of activities which help keep the mind active – all of which support the older person’s wellbeing. When people have networks of support they are more likely to share concerns with another rather than not which is more likely to happen if sitting at home alone is the norm.

Our services

The centre is an essential resource for the local community, providing a variety of services:

  • Drop in Advice & Information Sessions,
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Day trips
  • Exercise / Walking groups / Zumba / Yoga,
  • Games afternoons / Bingo,
  • Social Groups (Men & Women’s groups),
  • Intergenerational Projects,
  • Healthy Days / Fruity Thursday,
  • Stroke Club / Deaf & Blind Group,
  • IT Classes,
  • Lunch Club (or join with a packed lunch and get free snacks).

All communities are believed to share poor health, poor perception of their health, fear of crime and of disorderly behaviour by youths. Therefore we are fully inclusive of people from all communities and are fully inclusive helping make all communities lives a fulfilling and empowering experience.

We facilitate a number of healthy living, art and educational activities , we empower service users to take responsibility for ‘their’ local resource and engage them in making decisions about activities and groups and encourage them to get involved in funding sources to support these. Some examples of this have been in the creation of the older men’s Geezers Club and the women’s Bow Belles Club, who are active user groups now self-managed and have their own constitution and raise their own funds.

More information can be found on our website

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