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Community groups & activities for older people

Empowering older people to make new friends and have fun in a friendly community setting.

Live later life well in your community

Whether you like crafts, games, quizzes, or cheerleading, you will find something to enjoy with us. We have something for everyone, no matter what your interests or abilities are. 

You can join our MHA Communities social groups for:

  • Creative activities like arts and crafts  
  • Entertaining games and quizzes  
  • Energetic cheerleading and exercise classes  
  • Social outings like pub lunches and tea dance  
  • Learning new skills like computer literacy
  • Assisted shopping trips and outings.

We have groups in different locations across England and Wales, and each one has its own schedule of activities. You can choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. Many of our MHA Communities social groups offer a variety of dementia-friendly services and activities to suit individual needs and preferences

Our social groups are affordable and accessible. You only need to pay a small contribution to join in our activities, and we keep the costs low thanks to our fundraisers. In some areas our Local Authority partners or other funders subsidise our activities.


of members say that their membership has reduced feelings of loneliness and isolation


of members say that their membership helps them to feel more connected to their community


of members say that their membership helps them to feel more connected to their community


of members say that their membership has improved their sense of purpose, motivation and confidence


of members say that their membership has improved their physical health

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We also offer befriending services, where you can be matched with a volunteer who will visit you regularly or call for a friendly chat. Our befrienders offer companionship, emotional support, and practical help. They can also help you to access other services or activities that you might benefit from.  

More about our befriending services

MHA Active

Designed to enhance later life living by putting an interactive world at the fingertips of older people, MHA Active is our free lifestyle and wellness app that provides a raft of content tailored to an older audience.

  • Keep your mind and body active
  • Videos, articles and games
  • Improve your health and wellbeing
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities
  • Accessible online
Download the app
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Support our work

As a national charity, our community groups and activities can only be delivered by the charitable support of our volunteers, fundraisers and corporate partnerships. We need the support of amazing people like you to continue our work and enable even more people to live later life well. 

More about supporting MHA