Local Events

from Sunday October 6th - Adopt a GranfParent

Care home group CHD Living is launching a new ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ campaign to coincide with National GrandparentsDay on Sunday, 6th October 2019.

The campaign will see CHD Living pair elderly residents from across their 12 Surrey and South London based care homes with local children* and adults who may not have or see grandparents of their own, but who appreciate the value and importance of maintaining intergenerational relationships.

From Sunday, 6th October 2019, anyone wishing to get involved in the Adopt a Grandparent scheme will be able to apply via CHD Living’s official website – www.chdliving.co.uk . Applicants will be asked to provide information on their interests, hobbies, and details of why they would like to be involved in the programme. This information will then be used to match them with a suitable, nearby elderly resident. Once matched, participants will be encouraged to call and/or visit the resident that they are paired with regularly.

 The physical, mental and emotional benefits of intergenerational relationships are widely acknowledged, with studies showing that these types of relationships are mutually beneficial. Children who participate in activities with older adults tend to have better reading abilities, communication and problem-solving skills, and a more positive attitude toward community service. For seniors who interact with children and younger adults, studies show that they tend to burn more calories, experience fewer falls and perform better on memory tests than their peers. Additionally, older adults with dementia and other cognitive impairments experience more positive effects during interactions with children than they do during other types of activities.

As well as recognising and honouring the value of the elderly in our society, the scheme will benefit residents by providing them with companionship at a time of life that can often feel lonely and isolated, particularly during the winter months.

Shaleeza Ladak, Head of Hospitality and Communications at CHD Living said of the scheme: Our mission with the Adopt a Grandparent programme is to promote intergenerational communication and relationships, which are so valuable but sadly dwindling in today’s society. We hope that the scheme will help to provide support to our elderly residents whilst also rewarding children and adults with new friendships and role models that they might not otherwise have. We’re really excited to start making matches and to see how the relationships develop.

 *Please note that anyone under the age of 16 will need parental/guardian permission to enrol in the Adopt a Grandparent scheme


Friday 11th October - Thameside care home Coffee Morning

Thameside care home are holding a MacMillan Coffee Morning on the 11th October, 10.30am to 12pm.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to anybody who would like to come.

Beldham Gardens, West Molesey, Surrey, KT8 1TF.


Saturday 19th October - David Humber Memorial Concert

In memory of Radio Wey's long serving Classical Concert presenter, David Humber, we are hosting a special concert to celebrate David's life.

It promises to be a great evening of entertainment by the London Concertante, one of the finest chamber ensembles in the country. Its players are brought together through a shared passion for chamber music. The ensemble have established a reputation for inspired programming, thrilling performances and the unique rapport it builds with the audience.

The programme is to include:

  • HANDEL - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • ALBINONI - Oboe Concerto in D minor
  • BACH - Concerto for Violin and Oboe

... and many more favourites.

The concert takes place at the Menuhin Hall of the
Yehudi Menuhin School,
Cobham Road,
Stoke d'Abernon,
Surrey, KT11 3QQ.

Saturday October 19th at 7.30pm

Tickets are £25 and are available from the Menuhin Hall box office by clicking HERE.

All proceeds from the evening will be donated to charity.



13 July 2019 to 14 March 2020 - The development of the English Country House

Chertsey Museum’s new exhibition, Home Improvements, looks at the development of the English Country House over the past seven centuries.  The exhibition also details the history of some of the local power houses in the Borough of Runnymede

Commenting, Emma Warren, Curator of Chertsey Museum said:

“Mention ‘country houses’ to most people in this country and the chances are they will imagine something along the lines of Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs or Brideshead Revisited - the Victorian and Edwardian golden age of shooting parties and croquet on the lawn.  The country house was more than a place of entertainment; it was a symbol of power, a tangible display of strength, wealth and importance”.

Among the properties featured in the exhibition are Sayes Court in Addlestone, Botleys Park in Chertsey, Great Fosters in Egham, Almers Priory in Lyne and Ottershaw Park in Ottershaw.

The exhibition will be on view until 14 March 2020.

For further information, please contact Emma Warren, Curator, on:
Tel no 01932 575370

Email emma.warren@runnymede.gov.uk



Wednesdays - Community Coffee Morning at The Burlington

At The Burlington, a new Boutique Care home in Shepperton, we run our weekly Wednesday Community Coffee Mornings where you can come along for complimentary Coffee, Cake & Companionship.

This takes place every Wednesday between 10.30am and 12pm. Everyone is welcome.

The Burlington can be found at 68 Manygate Lane, Shepperton, TW17 9EE, and we look forward to seeing you.


Thursdays - Cafe Culture at Nostrano Lounge, Staines with Age UK


Following on from the success of AGE UK's three previous Café Culture groups in Cranleigh, Farnham and Guildford our fourth is now at Nostrano Lounge every Thursday.

It is a great initiative that helps combat loneliness and social isolation, getting people out of the house and making new friends in a social environment. Anyone aged 50+ can attend, no booking required. Food, as well as drinks, can be purchased and there will be a drinks loyalty scheme. Age UK Surrey staff and volunteers will be on hand to welcome you, make introductions and get involved in the chatter.

Loneliness and isolation is a growing issue within our communities. Café Culture is one of the initiatives that Age UK are setting up in Staines to encourage people over the age of 50 to meet up weekly as a social group within the local area. Meetings will be held on Thursday and will be ongoing every week. Address: Nostrano Lounge, 55 High Street, Staines, TW18 4QH.

If you would like to find out more about Café Culture please call 01483 503414.

We are always looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for our Making Connections Service including Café Culture, please do get in touch with us. Alternatively please visit our website for more information: www.ageuk.org.uk/surrey


Parklands Manor Events for the whole Community

Parklands Manor is a care home just opposite St. Peter's hospital in Chertsey.

They hold regular talks and events for the whole community, not just residents.

Details will be posted here of future events.


Parklands Manor, Parklands Drive off Bittams Lane, Chertsey, KT16 9FS.

Please call Judy or Sonia on 01932 282939 to reserve your place on any of the events.


Weekly Events

DayTimeEventLink to more information
Monday7.30pmOutdoor Walking Football in StainesCLICK
Wednesday10amWalking Netball in SpelthorneCLICK
Thursday10amWalking Netball in ElmbridgeCLICK
Thursday12 noonWalking Basketball in EghamCLICK
Thursday3pmCafe Culture Social Group with Age UK at Nostrano Lounge,
Friday12 noonIndoor Walking Football in StainesCLICK
Friday12 noonWalking Netball in EghamCLICK

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