Lunch clubs provide a hot, freshly-cooked meal for older people in a fun and sociable environment. As well as ensuring that your relative is eating well, they can provide essential social contact and friendships. There are a great number of lunch clubs for older people throughout Essex, as you can find below.
If you are looking for ways to ensure your relative is eating a hot and healthy meal even when they’re not at a lunch club, you may be interested in Meal Delivery Services in Essex.
- Lunch Clubs for the Elderly in North East Essex
- Lunch Clubs for the Elderly in Mid-Essex
- Lunch Clubs for the Elderly in West Essex
- Lunch Clubs for the Elderly in South Essex
Lunch Clubs for the Elderly in North East Essex
Clacton Lunch Club
Clacton Luncheon club provides freshly cooked meals in a friendly environment. Main courses cost £3, with puddings an extra £1, and hot drinks of your choice plus biscuits for 50p. There is an annual membership cost of £2.
When? Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12PM.
Where? 99 Carnarvon Road, Clacton-on-sea , CO15 6QA
Telephone: 01255 475913
Age Concern Harwich
Age Concern Harwich and District runs a lunch club as well as providing good conversation and games such as bingo beforehand.
When? Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM-2PM
Where? Park Pavillion, Barrak Lane, Harwich
Brightlingsea Luncheon Club
The Brightlingsea lunch club meets at The Brewers Arms for a set lunch and interesting conversation on Fridays. The club is predominantly made up of men.
When? Fridays from 12pm
Where? 1 Victoria Place, Brightlingsea, CO7 0BX
Telephone: 01206 305911
Jaywick Millennium Lunch Club, Clacton
The Jaywick Millenium Lunch Club meets weekly for lunch and a chat. The meal costs £1.50 for Jaywick residents, and £2.50 for non-Jaywick residents.
When? Every Thursday
Where? Golf Green Hall, Jaywick, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 2RH
Telephone: 01255 427453
Lunch Clubs for the Elderly in Mid-Essex
Age Concern Chelmsford
Age Concern Chelmsford Luncheon Club provides a sociable lunch club as well as hosting an advice and info centre, deaf club, bingo, and regular outings as a group. It costs £5 for a two course meal, plus 50p for hot drinks and 50p for scones.
When? The club runs Monday to Friday from 10.30AM – 2.30PM.
Where? Chelmsford Day Centre, 17 Cottage Place, CM1 1NL
Telephone: 01245 262 589
Coggleshall Companion Lunch Club
Coggleshall Companion Lunch club also operates as a chiropody clinic, providing the chance for 2 services in one outing. Lunch costs £5.50 and the chiropody service costs £10.50.
When? Every Monday
Where? Christchurch Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggleshall
Telephone: 01376 561 368
Evergreen Lunch Club, Colchester
The Evergreen Lunch Club for Senior Citizens is organised by tSt John’s Church for its elderly residents. They warmly welcome newcomers, and are able to provide transport for people needing to get to and back from the club. The lunch itself costs £3.50.
When? 2nd Thursday of the month
Where? St Johns Church, St Johns Close, Colchester CO4 OHP
Telephone: 01206 843232
The Evergreens North Grinstead, Chelmsford
A day at the the Evergreens Colchester North Grinstead Lunch club also incorporates entertainment in the form of 2 games of bingo and a raffle. Lunch costs £6, or £7 inc pudding, and needs to be ordered in advance.
When? Wednesdays, arrive at 11.45am, lunch served at 12.15
Where? St John Payne Hall, Blackthorn Avenue CO4 3QD
Telephone: 01206 843 305
Salvation Army Colchester
Lunch at the Salvation Army costs £2.00 for meal with a dessert and coffee. Over the course of the day there is also Carpet Bowls in the morning and a Friendship Club from 1.45pm which includes quizzes or a talk.
When? Wednesdays from 12.30PM
Where? The Salvation Army, Butt Road, Colchester CO3 3DA
Telephone: 01206 575920
Friday Fellowship Lunch Club, Witham
The Friday Fellowship Lunch club for senior citizens and includes some form of entertainment in the afternoon, which varies week to week. The lunch costs £4.
When? Friday 11:00am – 2.30pm
Where? United Reformed Church, Newland Street, Witham CM8 1AH
Telephone: 01376 500 958
Lunch Clubs for the Elderly in West Essex
Salvation Army Harlow
Lunch at the Salvation Army Lunch Club in Harlow costs £4 and includes hot drinks and a pudding. They also sometimes provide talks or groups afterwards.
When? 12 noon -1pm on Thursdays
Where? The Hall, Tendring Road, Harlow CM18 6RN
Telephone: 01279 441 581
The Garden Room, Safffron Walden
The Garden Room, in the centre of Saffron Walden, is based in the picturesque setting of Jubilee Gardens. Lunches cost from £6.00, and they require your relative to have booked by 10:00am on the morning they want food. Special diets can be catered for.
When? Monday to Thursday from 12:30
Where? The Garden Room, 3 Hill Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1EH
Telephone: 01799 522772
Cutler’s Kitchen, Thaxted
Cutler’s Kitchen in Thaxted provide fun lunches from locally-sourced ingredients, and your can even bring along a beer or a bottle of wine if they fancy!
When? From 12:30 two course lunches are served five days a week.
Where? Cutler’s Kitchen, Vicarage Mead, Thaxted, Essex, CM6 2QW
Telephone: 01371 830094
Waltham Abbey Lunch Club
This Lunch club in Waltham Abbey offers a 3 course homecooked meal, 3 times a week. They also out on entertainment in the form of bingo, raffles, day trips and entertainers. They can provide wheelchair-accessible transport for those who need it. The club costs £10 per session including meal and transport.
When? 3 times a week.
Where? Community Centre, 46 Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey
Telephone: 01992 711188
Lunch Clubs for the Elderly in South Essex
Age Concern Canvey Island
Age Concern Luncheon Club Canvey Island run a lunch club twice a week. There is a £10 annual membership fee, and lunches then cost £3.50.
When? Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm – 14:00pm.
Where? The Paddocks Community Centre, Long Road, Canvey Island SS8 0JA
Telephone: 01268 515 883
Hockley and Hawkwell 55+ Centre
The Hockley & Hawkwell 55+ Day Centre for the older person and provides 2-course lunches and have afternoon activities every day. They also offer door to door transport in their minibus to people based in Hockley, Hawkwell, Rochford, Rayleigh and Hullbridge. It costs £5 for lunch, and £3.50 for return transport.
When? Open from 10am-4pm Monday-Friday
Where? 55+ Centre, Library Car Park, Southend Road, Hockley SS5 4PZ
Telephone: 01702 206 208
Kelvedon Hatch Senior Citizens Lunch Club
The Kelvedon Hatch Senior Citizens Lunch Club provides a two-course lunch, social contact, and friendship for older people. The lunches cost £3.50.
When? Wednesdays from 12:00pm -2.30pm
Where? Fane Hall, Church Road, Kelvedon Hatch CM14 5TJ
Telephone: 01277 822 233
Hadleigh Temple Lunch Club
Hadleigh Temple Luncheon Club provides lunches to people who live in the SS postcode area once a week.
When? Mondays from 12pm
Where? 146-148 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PF
Telephone: 01702 558 913