Keeping active and social can help you stay independent for longer and delay the need for social care.
You can search your local area for things you might enjoy doing using the community directory on our Suffolk InfoLink website.
Support in your community
Here are some different things you might be able to find near you.
Day centres can cater for people with disabilities or special needs. Some may need an assessment of your physical needs.
Find a day centre near you that offers services including meals, activities and trips.
Coffee mornings or lunch clubs
These groups and clubs are a great way to meet people and stay connected in your community. Some groups have regular speakers or activities like games and quizzes.
Clubs, church groups and learning opportunities
There are many places to meet new people and join in activities:
- friendship clubs
- befriending services
- centres for friendship, support and activities
- ethnic community groups
- IT and computer clubs
Telephone befriending services and support
You can find information, friendship and advice for older people:
More types of support
There are many other types of support groups listed on Suffolk InfoLink, including:
- Advocacy: Help to speak up for yourself
- Befriending: Befriending and friendship groups
- Bereavement: Support and friendship for bereaved people
- Disability: Sources of help, advice and support
- Respite and breaks: Opportunities for one-off or regular breaks and activities
- Transport: Community and accessible transport services
Visiting a place and trips
There are many places to visit and explore in Suffolk, from town to countryside to coast.
You can find ideas for a day out at:
You can also contact a Tourist Information Centre.
Places to visit could include: