Finding social and activity groups in the Golden Guide

 Social and Activity Groups are an important part of the Golden Guide’s content and are listed in a number of places.

There are groups open to all, as well as some which are more specialist, intended to support  people with particular health conditions, e.g. dementia or sensory impairment.

Many activity groups have a strong social aspect too—people make new friendships through common interests. Other groups are simply about enjoyment and wellbeing and aim to help those who are isolated to join in and get about again.


To find all the options

Start by browsing the Out and About chapter, pages 7-36 in the Newcastle and North Tyneside guide and pages 7-34 in the Northumberland guide.

There are listings for community groups, men’s groups, women’s groups, LGBT groups as well as loads more from walks, wildlife and gardening to supper clubs, tea parties, singalongs, sailing and cycling – you’ll find lots of new things to try.


Social and activity groups in other parts of the guide

Have a look at:

Friendship Schemes, pages 71-74 in the Newcastle and North Tyneside guide, pages 71-73 in the Northumberland guide.

Dementia, pages 67-71 in the Newcastle and North Tyneside guide, pages 66-70 in the Northumberland guide.

Health Support Groups, pages 75-82 in the Newcastle and North Tyneside guide, pages 75-82 in the Northumberland guide.