Maintaining friendships and being socially active are important parts of healthy, happy ageing. We have an ambition to help thousands of people enjoy their retirement years and maximise the positive changes in getting older.
“Extra Time Hubs provide the opportunity to meet people like yourself, to socialise, form new friendships and do the things you enjoy.”
The Hubs are communities of likeminded people. They include weekly gatherings, often at the football stadium, but also a varied combination of face to face and online groups and activities.
At the hub you decide. You can shape the range of activities on offer. Activities can be virtual or in person. They can vary from quizzes, arts and crafts and music to walking football, table tennis, yoga or just a chat and cup of tea. Every week there can be something else to try. They can be in person or on-line. Every week there’s something else to try.
Funded with the support of Sport England’s Active Ageing fund from the National Lottery, Hubs have initially been created at 11 CCOs across the country.