Regular Activities and Groups

Uckfield and surrounding villages

Ridgewood Village Hall. Nibble & Natter at Ridgewood Village Hall. Soup, Drinks & Cake supplied. Free for everyone. Every Monday, 12noon to 2.30pm. 

Ridgewood Village Hall. Community lunch £7 for 2 course meal and entertainment. Third Wednesday of each month. 12.15pm to 3pm, Must be pre-booked via 

Ridgewood Village Hall. Every mind matters, mental health friendly group to support those struggling with anxiety / depression. Free for everyone. Every Thursday 1pm – 3pm.

Age we Care Day Club, Cross in Hand.  Every Tuesday & Thursday. 10am to 3pm. About Sussex Support Service – Sussex Support Service  

Repair Café. Volunteers are always welcome to join in as well. More information on our Facebook page. Victoria Pavilion in Uckfield. 4th Saturday of the month, 9:30am – 12pm. 

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Victoria Pavilion Respite Day Care. Uckfield has a variety of sessions available for 1 hour to a full day, including lunch sessions, musical sessions, physical exercise sessions and arts sessions. Every Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays. 10:30am – 4pm. Get in touch to book a free taster session, 01825 760176.

Community Sunday LunchVictoria Pavilion in Uckfield, Free Sunday lunch on the 4th Sunday of the month 12.00pm – 2.30pm. 

South Wealden


Home Instead Cafes – everyone is welcome, free afternoon of lovely refreshments and entertainment. Please call 01323 819191 to find out more.

Polegate Community Cafe – 1st Thursday of the month at Polegate Community Centre, Polegate 2-4pm

Hailsham Community Cafe – 2nd Thursday of the month at St Wilfrid’s Church, Hailsham, 2-4pm

Willingdon Community Cafe   4th Thursday of the month at Trinity Church Hall, Willingdon 2-4pm 

Sycamore Grove, Barchester Care Home, Stone Cross – Dementia Cafe – We at Sycamore Grove want to offer our services to help signpost people in the community to aide with any questions you may have about dementia. We are starting our very own dementia cafe which will be held bi-weekly from the first Tuesday of the month to sit, have a coffee, meet people in similar circumstance and get help and guidance if you need any. We will put on cake, coffee, and an activity each time we host a cafe and would love for anyone who wishes to come along and see how we can help with a slice of fresh cake and nice hot coffee. Call us on 01424 320620 if you want any further details.

Pie & a Pint Gentleman’s Community Club Bowes House – Join us in our bar area for a sociable chat with other gentleman from the local community over a pie and a cold pint. Carers welcome too! Take the opportunity to meet our friendly team and explore our beautiful home. The event will take place on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Bowes House, 25 Battle Road, Hailsham, BN27 1DU, 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Advanced booking is essential by calling reception on 01323 440188 or email

Hailsham House Memory Cafe – The memory cafe is launching on the 8th March and thereafter the 2nd Friday of each month from 2pm – 4pm. The sessions will have plently of opportunity for social engagement and chat, plus some great entertainment and engaging activity and exercise. Booking is preferred but not essential. To book any of the above please contact or call 01323 442050.

Cafe at Abbots Wood Care Home. Please contact Richard Hollands for more information Every Wednesday in Hailsham. 

Young at Heart. A group for the over 60’s! at Hellingly Community hub. Every Monday, 10:30am- 12:30pm. 

Cuckoo Choir. If you’re living with Parkinson’s, or living with someone who is, do come and join us. You don’t need to have any previous experience of singing in a choir. Contact Debra Skeen at or 07710 548724. Every Monday morning, 11am – 1pm, Diplocks, Hailsham, BN27 3JY

Gardening Club, Sycamore Grove, Barchester Care Home. Everyone is welcome! Bring along your gardening equipment and wellies and enjoy the lovely gardens and some great refreshments. Sycamore Grove, Barchester Care Home, Lilac Lane, Stone Cross. Every Wednesday, 2pm-4pm

Happiness In Motion. Offering a variety of activities, including, Kurling, Boccia, New Age Bowls as well as Chair-based exercise. For more information contact Alli 07765931183

Connections Cafes: Weekly meet ups for people living with dementia and their carers at Crowborough (Friday mornings), Bexhill (Thursday mornings) and Eastbourne (Tuesday afternoons). Tea, coffee, cake and entertainment.  More information can be found on (20+) Facebook. Eastbourne Christ the King, 3 Princes Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6HT, Bexhill St Marks Church, Little Common, Green Lane, Bexhill on Sea, TN39 4BZ and Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough.

Rhythm and Reminiscence at Sycamore Grove, Stone Cross: 3rd Wednesday Every month. Join the activities team to take you back to the wonderful memories of yesteryear through the power of music, song and sensory. Call 01424 320620 for more information.

Woodland Moments Group, Hailsham, run by Mindful Oak Sussex. Every Monday – 10.00am – 12.30pm, Bushy Wood Activity Centre, Hailsham. Connect with nature and the great outdoors at our friendly group for people with memory problems and their care partners to participate in woodland crafts and activities. Booking required.

Memory Moments Café Horam, run by Mindful Oak Sussex. Every Monday – 2.30pm – 4.30pm, The Cartlodge, Horam 

Please contact Mindful Oak Sussex for further details of these events. Tel: 07453 917399 Email.  Find us on Facebook – 

Crowborough and Surrounding Villages

The Good Company People –  provides regular dementia-welcoming social events, a support service to help carers supporting people living with dementia and hosted days out to help over 65’s, many of whom are experiencing cognitive changes or living with dementia get out and about in Good Company. Check out their website for information on their clubs which included:  Home | The Good Company People

Pie and a Pint, Gentleman’s Club – This bi-monthly lunch club is open to gentleman in the community to meet up with other gents and enjoy a pie and a pint on us! Please email or call 01892 653634 to book. At Heather View Care Home, Beacon Road, Crowborough, TN6 1AS.

Ditch the Slippers – is activities including exercise, Skittles, Boccia, New Age Kurling and Singing. Ditch the Slippers | Activities for the elderly in Crowborough and UckfieldMonday’s and Thursday’s in Crowborough. 

Knitting and Craft group at The Oasis, Community Church –  everyone is welcome.  Community Church at Beacon Road. Every Tuesday, 10.30am – 12.30pm. 

Dementia and Parkinson’s Singing group – with no Limits Choir. St Richards Church in Crowborough. 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.  

RSM (Rotherfield St Martin) has been providing friendship, wellbeing and support to older members in our community (Rotherfield and surrounding areas) for the past 20 years. Everything we do is fully accessible for those living with dementia or cognitive decline. As a team we are led by our Dementia Champion Iona and supported by Lou who has lived experience of being a carer for her mother. We are supported by a team of wonderful volunteers that offer support where needed and who really want to make a difference. For unpaid carers we have ‘Time To Talk’, a friendship based group, supporting each other through a lively WhatsApp group and monthly catch ups at RSM – “It is so good to chat honestly with others in the same boat”. You can find us at our hub in the Memorial Institute, Rotherfield. We are open each weekday 9am to 5pm. The door is always open, the kettle always is always on and we have homemade cake! So pop in, or give us a call    01892 853021 for a chat.

MAYFACS – has lots of activities for the community in Mayfield. Take a look at their home page for more information. HOME | mayfacs


Outside Wealden

Singing Down Memory Lane – Every 1st and 3rd Friday at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Bexhill, TN39 3AZ. A free song and dance group session for people living with Dementia and their carers. Entry is free and includes a raffle ticket, tea, coffee and biscuits. For more information contact or call 07874 864898.                                                                                                         
St Wilfrid’s Hospice Community Bereavement Services: There are some changes to their bereavement service, here is
the link for more information
Adult Bereavement Support – Bereavement support is available to the family and friends of anyone cared for by St Wilfrid’s. We offer one-to-one counselling. We can also offer advice and information to support you. We can support you
face to face at the hospice (in Eastbourne), by telephone or online. This means we can support you wherever you are. Find out more at


St Wilfrid’s Hospice Seahorse Project – We also offer bereavement support for children and young people aged from 6-17 through our Seahorse Project. We have trained counsellors who can talk to you about how you are feeling and help you to work those feelings out. We can do this over the phone, on Zoom or in one of our counselling rooms at our hospice in Eastbourne. Find out more at

Memory Moments Café Bexhill, run by Mindful Oak Sussex. Every Thursday – 9.30am – 12.30pm, St Michael’s Church Hall,
Glassenbury Road, Bexhill Join us for tasty refreshments and a variety of engaging activities and entertainment.
This welcoming group is for people with memory problems and their care partners to come along to together, to enjoy precious moments. Please contact Mindful Oak Sussex for further details of these events. Tel: 07453 917399 Email. Find us on Facebook – 



Sporting Memories in Crowborough

Oasis Community Church in Crowborough, Beacon Road
Once a month. A chance to reminisce about sports you used to play,
Please contact:


Sporting Memories

Every Wednesday at Polegate Community Centre, Windsor Way, 10.00am – 12noon.
Please contact:


Sussex Cricket Foundation

A virtual Sporting Memories Club is open to anyone over the age of 50 who loves to reminisce about both playing or watching sport.
Every Friday morning 10-11am.
Please contact:

Heather View Community Cinema Club

Our free dementia friendly screenings for the community.
Heather View Care Home, Beacon Road, Crowborough, TN6 1AS
Please contact: or call 01892 653634 to book.


Hailsham Pavilion – Golden Oldies

£5 per person, carers go free and tickets include a free refreshment. Doors open at 1.30pm – Screening starts at 2.30pm. Tel: 01323 841414 or email


Ninfield Vintage Films and Musicals.

Doors open 1.30pm, screening at 2.00pm. Admission and refreshments free.
Please contact 01424 892422 or


Pine Grove Pictures – Golden Oldies

Doors open 1pm, film starts at 1.30pm.
Free entry and refreshments,
Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, TN6 1FE.
Please contact: or call 01892 653823