Salvation Army Lunch Club, Fitness over 55’s & Film Showing

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Every Thursday:
11:30 - 12:30pm - Fitness over 55's
12:30 - 1:30pm - Lunch
1:30 - 3:30pm - Film showing
Drop in for as many activities as you like

Please note the Hall is closed for a Summer Break 21 August to 5 September

 

Thursdays at the Salvation Army start at 11:30am with an hour of chair-based and standing exercise for stretching, strengthen core muscles and improve balance. Particularly important to feel more stable and prevent from any falls. It’s described as gentle but it doesn’t need to be if you want to take it up a notch. People over 55 from a wide range of ages attend this class.

After the class you can stay for lunch (starting at 12:30pm) if you fancy a warm homemade meal by the Salvation Army’s fabulous cook, Linda. This is a familiar and friendly lunch club. Dawn and Nicky have been running this lunch club for years with the indispensable help of dedicated volunteers who know everyone by their first name. Anyone that fancies a warm homemade meal and a chat is welcomed. You can expect something more elaborate than soup. They have a big room to accommodate everyone. People sit in large tables allowing easy flow of conversations. They also have a charity shop at the back that funds the running of the place.

After lunch you can stay on and watch classical films from all eras on a big screen (starting at 1:30pm), with a cuppa and good company. The film is provided by the Neighbourly Care Community Project.

There is a drop in cafe 10 am – 2:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Entrance to the Salvation Army is through the main entrance, where you will need to ring the bell but someone will quickly let you in. The building is easily accessible for wheelchair users.

Food and donations welcomed!

Price

£3 for lunch
Fitness and film showing are free

What people say

Everyone praised Linda's wonderful cooking and the lovely people that run the lunch

6 reviews

  1. Great Lunch

    The day I went, Thursday, we had fish and chips followed by Ice cream for Lunch. There were about 35 people there. Just before lunch we had an exercise class with Daniel, but only about 10 of the group took part, but that did not seem to matter.

    The day I went, Thursday, we had fish and chips followed by Ice cream for Lunch. There were about 35 people there. Just before lunch we had an exercise class with Daniel, but only about 10 of the group took part, but that did not seem to matter.

  2. They are always polite and accommodating, they don't turn no one away. It's a very nice place to come to. They always make you feel welcome and I have been coming for a few years now. Also the food is very nice, that's the main thing!

    They are always polite and accommodating, they don’t turn no one away. It’s a very nice place to come to. They always make you feel welcome and I have been coming for a few years now. Also the food is very nice, that’s the main thing!

  3. I can come down and the lunch is very good, I even come for Christmas. It's a very nice place to meet people, the atmosphere is love, so kind. I have been coming here for years, that says it all.

    I can come down and the lunch is very good, I even come for Christmas. It’s a very nice place to meet people, the atmosphere is love, so kind. I have been coming here for years, that says it all.

  4. It helps people to meet each other in a big city. The food is not the most important

    It helps people to meet each other in a big city. The food is not the most important

  5. I’m an actress and I find it very helpful and useful to get my mussels back working again. When I was little I had to go to dancing because I couldn’t walk, so it comes around in circle.

    I’m an actress and I find it very helpful and useful to get my mussels back working again. When I was little I had to go to dancing because I couldn’t walk, so it comes around in circle.

  6. Welcoming

    My mother went for the chair based exercise, she enjoyed it even though apparently the usual instructor was unable to attend.

    What do they do really well

    Very welcoming.

    What could they improve?

    Introduce new people to others.

    My mother went for the chair based exercise, she enjoyed it even though apparently the usual instructor was unable to attend. :,Very welcoming. :,Introduce new people to others.

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Transport

If you can't make your own way, the Salvation Army might be able to arrange a volunteer to give you a ride. Another option would be to arrange transport with Ealing Community Transport or Dial-a-Ride

Good for

Meeting people, staying connected with the community, enjoying a warm meal, volunteering

Other services in the same location

Charity shop - Monday to Saturday;
Sanctuary House of Prayers & Cafe - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am - 3pm and Saturday 9am - 1pm