Day Care Centres provide an opportunity for elderly people to socialise and often enjoy stimulating activities and a home-cooked meal.
They can also be beneficial to carers by providing a short respite from your caring duties in full confidence that your loved ones are being taken care of in a safe environment.
These can be a great stepping stone between living independently and full time residential care. Some centres will even have the provision of personal care services such as toenail clipping and hairdressing, meaning one less thing to worry about at home.
Below, you will find a guide to Surrey’s Day Care Centres, which includes opening times and prices where possible, as well as whether they provide transport to and from the venue. We recommend you ring up in advance to ensure they are running as normal. Day Care Centres will often provide a free tour or trial visit.
For other options, please take a look at our page on Respite Care in Surrey.
Day Centres for the Elderly in Surrey
Woking Day Care Centre
The Woking Day Centre is run by an organisation called Friends of the Elderly and offers a wide range of daily activities to suit everyone’s different interests and preferences.
These can include gentle exercise, quizzes, arts, singing, baking, gardening and more. Their compassionate team of staff are also specially trained to support people with Dementia.
People who attend the centre can enjoy a light breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Their staff are trained to ensure that a balanced and nutritious diet is maintained. For more information about what the centre provides, you can take a look at their online leaflet.
Broadwater Lodge, Goldaming
The day club at the Broadwater Lodge is perfect for local, older people that are living independently and fancy a change of scene. It offers the chance to do fun activities and be sociable with new friends.
Broadwater Lodge tries to suit the interests and needs of any elderly people that are in their care. They have created a pub, cinema, hair salon and a backyard farm for all their residents and day care visitors to enjoy.
- Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm
- Address: Broadwater Lodge, Summers Road, Farncombe, Godalming, GU7 3BF
- Telephone: 01483 610117
- Visit Website
Stanecroft Centre, Dorking
The Stanecroft Centre is a care home set in beautiful grounds, surrounded by woodland and countryside. They offer a day centre to older people living locally, who are welcome to pop along for as short or long a time as they wish. The day centre will provide a hot meal, a variety of activities or simply companionship.
Club members may be living with dementia or have medical needs, as staff are trained and experienced carers. The day club also provides help for things such as personal care, which members may find difficult to do at home.
- Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm
- Address: Stanecroft, Spook Hill, North Holmwood, Dorking, RH5 4EG
- Telephone: 01306 868402
- Visit Website
Tiltwood is a family-oriented and welcoming care home just off of Cobham’s high street. They provide a respite and day care service for older people, including those who live with dementia.
Tiltwood run a busy programme of activities such as art sessions, baking, film afternoons, gentle exercise classes and reminiscence sessions. They also have regular visits from a therapy dog, as well as entertainment from professional musicians and performers. Tiltwood also run outings to local gardens and stately homes.
Located in the heart of the village, Lingfield Centre is a vibrant day care centre for the surrounding community. The centre welcomes over 30,000 visitors a year, making it one of the largest community centres in the South East.
Please see their calendar of specialised activities for the elderly, including exercise, music and coffee groups. The centre also runs a Meals on Wheels service for local elderly and vulnerable people.
The Westway, Caterham
The Westway is a purpose built centre for helping older people stay involved in the community that is owned and managed by Tandridge District Council. The centre offers hot lunches on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, as well as hairdressing and podiatry services. They run a variety of activities to suit anybody’s needs and interests, including exercise, singing, live entertainment and quizzes.