Age UK Reading opens a new Lively Living Club in Woodley

Article date
25 May 2018
Primary interest
Hobbies and Leisure

Age UK Reading have opened their second Lively Living Activities club in Woodley.  The new club is being held each week at the recently opened The Birches, an extra care housing scheme. The club has use of its own room and has the resident Landing Spot Café preparing a fresh two course meal for each client.

The club offers clients the opportunity to take part in three hours of activities, as well as being a fun social outlet for people who find it hard to leave home without assistance.

Ken Camichel, Operations Manager at Age UK Reading, said: “Following the closure of the day centre in Woodley there has been a real need for social clubs to be available. Our clubs meet these needs and I am pleased that both our clubs are making a positive difference to so many people who are attending.”

Age UK Reading have already received positive feedback from clients and their families.

“Just spoke to Mum after her first day at lunch club. Sounds like she had a great time, told me about lunch and playing bowls. Bus driver nice and friendly. Thanks for organising, think she’s going to enjoy her weekly trips out”.

“Mum really enjoyed herself at the club yesterday and was very happy afterwards. She’s been telling us all about it. She’s been making new friends, which is great and has had fun joining in with the games and activities”.

“My husband has really settled in well at the club. He finds it to be a warm and friendly environment providing stimulation and a sense of belonging”.

Further information

Age UK Reading are always looking for volunteers to assist at both our two Woodley clubs and at our other six based across Reading.

Contact the Age UK Reading office to find out more. Phone 0118 950 2480 or email