Lunch clubs are a great way for elderly people to get out, enjoy conversation and eat a balanced and healthy meal. They also take away from the tasks of shopping, cooking and washing up, which can be incremental in helping someone remain to live independently.
The social aspect of lunch clubs is great for combating isolation and aiding wellbeing.
Age Space have put together this guide to lunch clubs in Kent organised by area, with relevant contact details and times. It is always worth ringing ahead, to ensure there is space for your elderly relative.
We also recommend taking a look at Day Care Centres in Kent, as often the services provide lunch.
North Kent Lunch Clubs
Offham Luncheon Club
- Tasty two course meal at affordable price.
- Offham Village Hall, Church Road, Offham, ME19 5NY
- Every Thursday 12pm – 2.30pm
- Book via telephone 0330 555 0310 on or online via service enquiry form.
Swanscombe Senior Lunch Club
- This lunch club in Swanscombe provides a 2-course meal for £5, and is run entirely by volunteers.
- St Peter & St Paul Church Hall, Swanscombe St, Swanscombe, DA10 0BQ
- The lunch club runs from 10:45 am – 2:15 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays
- For more information you can contact Karen Milton on 07737147991
East Kent Lunch Clubs
Welcome Cafe, Canterbury
- Friendly Cafe run by Age UK Canterbury (next door to day centre). Lunch menu is available to anyone and can be booked in advance – £8.50 per person
- The Centre, Castle Row, Canterbury, CT1 2QY
- Every weekday, book before 11am on the day
- For more information contact Canterbury Age UK on 01227 462368.
Trinity Lunch Club, Margate
- Healthy nutritious, freshly cooked three course with tea and coffee included. Volunteers facilitate interaction between people especially those who are new or need more support. Lunches costs £5.50
- Trinity Community Resource Centre, St Mary’s Ave, Dane Valley, Margate CT9 3TN
- Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
- Contact 01843 294 229 for more information.
Madginford Seniors Luncheon Club, Maidstone
- Delicious two course meal at low cost.
- Bearsted Parish Council, Maidstone, Kent ME15 8LH
- Every Wednesday 12.30pm – 2.30pm
- Book via telephone on 0330 555 0310 or online via service enquiry form.
South Kent Lunch Clubs
Marigold Lunch Club, Folkestone
- Tasty two course lunch served until 1.30pm, run by Age UK. Option of a hot or cold pudding!
- 65 Shaftesbury Ave, Folkestone CT19 4NS
- Every day, lunch service starts at 12pm but coffee is available earlier
- For more information, contact Folkestone Age UK on 01303 279 031.
St Mildreds’ Sunday Lunch Club, Tenterden
- This Sunday Lunch Club, hosted in the Church Hall, provides a 2-course hot meal and coffee for £5.
- St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6ATU
- The lunch club meets on the first Sunday of every month at 12.30pm
- For more information, contact 01797 270366.
West Kent Lunch Clubs
Tonbridge Lunch Club
- Two course lunch served at 12.30pm, run by Age UK
- 5 Bradford Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1DU
- Every first Thursday of the month, doors open from 12pm
- For more information contact the Tonbridge Age UK office on 01732 366100.
Westerham Lunch Club
- Two course lunch served at 12pm, run by Age UK
- Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue, Westerham, TN16 1BG
- Every last Friday of the month, doors open from 12pm
- For further information contact the Sevenoaks Age UK office on 01732 454108.
Littlecourt Lunch Club, Sevenoaks
- Lunch Club that has run for 40 years with help from volunteers from St Mary’s Church, Riverhead and United Reformed Church, Sevenoaks.
- Kippington United Reformed Church Hall, 2 Littlecourt Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 2JG
- Every Tuesday 12pm
- For more information contact Rachel Wigley who deals with general parish enquiries on 01732 760783.
Bessels Green, Sevenoaks
- Freshly prepared lunches for elderly citizens followed by fun activities including games and talks
- Bessels Green Baptist Church, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2PS
- Every Wednesday from 12.30pm
- For more information call 01732 454921.