Community Cafe - Join the Celebration & Conversation on Ageing Well in Herne Hill

Community Cafe: Celebrating Ageing Well in Herne Hill

We are all living longer and while some of us can look forward to enjoying later life more than others, we will all need opportunities to:

Enjoy life & feel well; Participate in society & feel valued for our contribution; Have enough money to live well; Feel safe, comfortable and connected at home; and Be able to access quality health & care. 

Yet we or family, friends or neighbours may at times feel lonely, struggle to get out and about, to access information (online or otherwise) or get a little bit of help.  As public sector cuts continue, it is likely some will not get the support or opportunities they need but it is in all our interests to find solutions.  

So what could we do to make Herne Hill a great place to grow older?  

On Saturday 1 October, come and celebrate UN Older People’s Day, share cake & ideas to help make our community a great place to grow older

from 2 - 4pm (Arrivals welcome from 1.45pm) at Herne Hill Baptist Church, Half Moon Lane, SE24 9HU

Join us for tea, cake & community conversation - Bring a friend, cakes, volunteer or just enjoy the café chat!

Please RSVP to confirm your place and let us know of access/dietary needs: 

Sign up via Eventbrite or email Emily at or call 07812 197040


I would like to suggest that there should be some sort of befriending scheme for older and disabed people in Herne Hill who are unable to leave their own homes.

Those of us who are restricted to our own homes can't get out to come to a community cafe and would really benefit from having a befriending scheme where people can come to our home for a cuppa and a good gossip. The only people we usually get to see are our own family and some close friends, who are busy people with lives of their own and can't always be there, and our carers if we hve them. That's it. We can have whole days where the only company we have is the TV and, for those of us who are confident with computers, our social media friends. It would be so nice to get to use our voices, talk to someone else and have a conversation and a good laugh and joke with someone else.  

How about it Herne Hill? Come and keep us company!

Yes, I absolutely agree and thank you so much for your comments. This is exactly why I wanted to start a community cafe. My background is in equality and rights and I'm really conscious that many of us share these experiences now and that more of us are likely to experience this in future - unless we can do something about it. 

The idea behind the cafe is to start a conversation, bring community together (even by you contacting me now) and - I hope - start to celebrate what is great/ not so great about living and growing older here, so we can ensure that everyone can enjoy living well, enjoy life, in an active and caring community. 

I would love to come and have a cup of tea sometime and connect you up with the conversation. Just let me know how I can be in touch or drop me an email or call on my CommunityCafe contacts. 


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