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Gosforth Games and Brews

Gosforth Games and Brews. Gosforth Games and Brews is a community group run by Age UK Gateshead, an independent charity supporting older people in Gateshead and Newcastle. The group meets every Monday from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Brandling Arms on Gosforth High Street. From puzzles and chess to bingo and board games, … Continued

Get Creative with Equal Arts

Get Creative with Equal Arts Equal Arts runs free, weekly creative workshops for people 55+ and those living with dementia and their carers. The workshops are led by a team of professional artists, and cover interesting ranging from ceramics to creative writing. There are three weekly sessions to choose from: Creative Age at The Hatton … Continued

Prescribing Warmth

Prescribing Warmth Newcastle City Council’s Warm Home Prescription Scheme will run from 1st December 2023 until 1st March 2024. The aim is to provide people with a grant for their heating costs, making it easier to keep their homes at a healthy temperature. To be eligible for a Warm Home Prescription, you must: Be a … Continued

Memory Tea

Memory Tea Memory Tea is a new addition to the groups and events hosted by Chain Reaction. Chain Reaction is a service funded by Newcastle City Council to provide support for older people that helps them live independently. Groups like Memory Tea aim to give people at risk of loneliness the chance to meet new … Continued

Cuppa Club

Cuppa Club Cuppa Club is a friendly, informal gathering for people aged 65 and over. It’s a chance for people to get together over a hot drink and a bite to eat and chat about anything and everything. Every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, we have tables set aside in Etto on the Park, a lovely … Continued

Shingles Vaccination Eligibility

Shingles Vaccination Eligibility From 1st September 2023, the eligibility has been extended, but this is a phased rollout meaning the eligibility is different depending if you are already 65 or if you are about to turn 65. The table below shows the criteria. Please look up the group that describes you now. Group Eligibility Aged … Continued


What is screening? The NHS has a comprehensive screening plan designed to identify if you are at higher risk of developing several health problems. Risk factors can exist without symptoms, so screening targets otherwise healthy people. Screening means increased risk can be identified and treated early, reducing the chance of the conditions developing.   When … Continued

Memory loss

Memory Loss We can all be forgetful at times, misplacing keys, or losing our train of thought while talking, but it is useful to know what is normal, what is not, and when it is the right time to seek help.   Stress and Memory Loss Feeling stressed affects both our ability to recall information … Continued