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Extra Time Hubs are a series of activity clubs based in Shrewsbury where men and women over 55 can socialise and participate in a variety of activities to improve their health and well-being.
The Extra Time Hubs offer both social and physical activities which vary from week to week. These activities could be anything from sports and dancing to quizzes, bingo, and more!
Throughout the year those who partake in the Extra Time Hubs also get the opportunity to take part in trips to external events including the theatre, our annual Christmas dinner and coastal day-trips to Aberwyswyth.
See the times/locations of our Extra-Time Hubs below:
Day: Every Thursday
Location: Mercedes-Benz Football Hub @ Montgomery Waters Meadow, SY2 6ST
To find out more information or register your interest, please email [email protected]
Can I just turn up?
Due to the changes brought about by COVID-19, unfortunately you are no longer able to drop into our Extra Time sessions. A simple phone call will help us to invite you to the most appropriate session that will be safe for you.
What about Covid-19
We are paying close attention to the government guidelines and are working hard to deliver support in the safest way we can. We now have the option to become a distance member. This is for people who would like to join us, but are not able to leave the house at this time. We can offer you weekly be-friending phone calls, newsletter and interaction on the Facebook page.
What should I wear?
When attending a session it is important to be comfortable. We do some light physical activity every week, but this is optional. If you would like to join in an activity, it would be adviced to wear good, sturdy shoes and bring a warm coat as there may be an option to go outside to play games or for a walk.
Should I bring anything?
You will need a face mask for moving around the hub.
I have a health condition, can I still come?
If you are worried about a health condition you have, please call Shrewsbury Town in the Community and discuss this with the session leader. We are experienced, professionals and will do everything we can to keep our participants safe and comfortable. We will strive to work with you.
Can a carer bring me?
Yes we welcome all carers to join us for free.
Can I bring someone else with me?
Yes, friends and family are welcome. We understand some older adults provide child care for grandchildren. We never want to turn people away from getting some physical activity and social interaction and so if this sounds like you, please call us and we can discuss the best way forward.
What sort of things do you do?
We are first and foremost a social group. We encourage participants to bring their interests and hobbies to the sessions and share with others. We have some very keen crafters who work on large group projects. We have some basic technology that can be used to learn / practise internet skills. We will provide some exercise options each session like walking football, walking hockey, seated exercise, dancing, bowls, mini golf. But as I mentioned, we encourage you to bring you passions and interest to us.
Our participants have a weekly Raffle you might like to be involved with. The money raised throughout the year is collected and used for trips away in the summer and a Christmas meal at the end of the year. Prizes are donated and tickets sold.