Friendship groups are a self-sustaining community initiative developed through Talk, Eat, Drink (TED) as part of the National Lottery Community funded Ageing Better programme. The aim of the groups are to welcome and encourage anyone over the age of 50 to get involved with their local community, meet new people, and take part in social activities. Friendship groups are volunteer led with support provided by the TED Friendship Officer. Volunteers are encouraged to plan activities, outings and engage other members of the group to ensure the groups success and longevity.

Horncastle – Over 50s Youth Club

The Over 50s Youth Club was created in May 2018 as a Over 50s Friendship Group. The group meets every Wednesday from 2pm till 4pm at the Horncastle Youth Centre. Please see the map below for reference.

Refreshments are available to attendees with the purchase of a £1 raffle ticket. All raffle prizes are donations to the group and are greatly appreciated by the volunteers who run the friendship group.

Anyone is welcome to attend, with the Over 50s Youth Club having its doors open to existing and new members.

Skegness – The Storehouse

The Storehouse Friendship Group developed from a well attended Tea with TED. The Group meets every Tuesday from 1pm till 3pm at The Storehouse Cafe in Skegness. Please see the map below for further reference. Refreshments are available to buy from the cafe, and the group is happy to welcome new members.

Skegness – Time Out Friendship Group

Launched in January 2019, this Friendship Group meets every Thursday from 10am till 12pm in the Central Cafe at Barratt Court, Skegness. Refreshments are available to buy in the cafe. This group loves a relaxed conversation and is happy for new people to visit and see what they are about. For more information regarding location, please see the map at the side.

Binbrook – Friendship Group 

This Friendship Group meets on the Last Friday of a month at The Plough in Binbrook from 10:30am till 12pm. They are very keen for new members to attend and get to know the group. The location is listed on the map to the right.

Chapel St Leonards – Chapel Garden Centre Friendship Group

This Friendship Group will launch on Monday 1st July from 2pm till 4pm. Everyone over 50 is welcome along with any dogs to the first meeting. The location is listed on the map at the left. Refreshments will be available to purchase from the restaurant.

Alford – Railway Tavern Friendship Group

The Friendship Group will launch on Thursday 18th July at 11am in the Railway Tavern, Aby. The map on the right gives the full location information. Any individuals over 50 are welcome to attend to get to know the group or to collect more information on TED. Refreshments will be available to buy from the Railway Tavern.

Mablethorpe – The Coastal Centre 

This Friendship Group launched on Thursday 25th July at 1pm and will now run fortnightly from 1pm till 3pm at Peter Dyer Court, the map is on the left. For all those interested in attending, just pop into the first meeting to get to know other people over 50 in your local area.