A Social group for older adults 60+ who meet in Hartley Hall, most Tuesdays 10-2. Cost £3 per session.
The Diamond Club aims at reducing isolation and loneliness amongst older adults and promoting health and wellbeing through connecting and taking part in a wide range of activities designed to keep minds and bodies active.
The programme of activities include, Seated Zumba, a reading group, games, arts and crafts, health promotional workshops, Spiritual reflections, intergenerational projects with Holy Cross school, outings to the theatre and places of interest as well as trips to the seaside and short holidays.
Attendees are given information and advice about community initiatives as well as being signposted to areas of further support as required.
The group is Dementia friendly and provides projects such as “Holidays at home” designed to give those who are unable to get away a holiday like experience.
The group fundraises towards parish Charities as well as for events for the Diamond club and is financed from the parish, participants and through small grants such as the Catford Local Assembly and this year the COOP.
The Diamond club is supported by a dedicated enthusiastic team of Diamond Club friends and volunteers.
The group who have 60 regularly attendees is currently fully subscribed but holds many open events where everyone is welcome.
Where? The club meets in the Diamond Room at Hartley Hall
When? Tuesdays 10.00am – 2.00pm
Who can join? Anyone of 60 or over
For further information about any of the above ministries please contact Lesley Allen on 07729785843 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holycross Primary School and the Diamond's Club
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School was recently reviewed by Challenge Partners, an organisation that works with schools across the country. At this review the School explained about the close relationship we have with The Diamond Club and all the activities that the children and senior citizens enjoy together from reading, watching performances to afternoon tea and sports day! We were delighted when Challenge Partners accredited this as an 'Area of Excellence' for our School. This means that other schools will visit us to see what we do and to discuss how they could start to build something similar in their own setting. It gave us great delight to have something that we have known and cherished for many years now recognised by others as such a wonderful and valuable aspect of Parish life. The School and the Diamond Club both recognise that this intergenerational working is mutually beneficial and something to enjoy and feel proud of.