Gents Pub Lunch Club

For those who due to ill health, isolation or age, are not able to get out as much as they would like. Monthly groups running in the Forest of Dean, promoting independence and wellbeing, whilst providing carers with a break from their role. These long established groups are a fantastic opportunity to take some time away from the home, meet friends and make new ones.

Gents Pub Lunch Club Leaflet

Ladies Lunch Group

For those who due to ill health, isolation or age, are not able to get out as much as they would like. Why not come and join in with Julie and the group to take part in an exciting range of trips and activities. Julie is Crossroads Dementia Link Worker, providing specialist knowledge and full support if required.

Ladies Lunch Group Poster


Active Living Day Centre

At our Active Living Centre, we have a range of fresh and exciting activities planned, offering opportunities to improve health, wellbeing and social experiences all in a safe, secure environment. The activities are designed to promote independence and skills, encourage participants to try something new and share interests and hobbies. Fully qualified staff are on hand, supported by volunteers, to assist with mobility or any aspects of discreet personal care. Specialist Dementia Link Workers are in attendance to support those living with advanced memory difficulties and dementia.

Active Living Forest of Dean Programme

Social Events

We arrange exciting activities for carers and their loved ones. Come along and join in with social events, fully qualified support staff are on hand to help with any aspect of personal care that may be required.


Active Living Friendship Social Support Groups

Weekly friendship and social support group bringing together carers and members of the family, taking part in activities suitable for those with memory difficulties. Don’t miss our trip out on the second Monday of every month. Each trip is chosen by the previous month’s attendees, contact us for more information.

We run two separate groups in the Forest of Dean.  One runs every week in Cinderford, whilst a new group has just launched and will serve the south of our District on a monthly basis. 

Memory Cafe

Memory Cafés are groups for people living with dementia or other memory related illnesses, their carers, families and friends.

Attendees come along and enjoy the friendly conversation and friendship, receiving advice and support from peers and professionals.

Multiple monthly and weekly groups run across the Forest of Dean, including in:

· Lydney

· Sedbury

· Cinderford.

If you would like more information on these valuable sessions, contact us on 01594 823414.



Making Memories Group Events

Making Memories is a group for people who are experiencing loneliness or isolation.

We try to arrange all aspects of the day out, including transport and lunch, saving you any hassle.

The group runs throughout the year, so follow our events pages to make sure you don’t miss any of the trips.

The events were initially funded by Sue Davies, who carried out a daring wing walk for their launch.

We continue to fundraise for these sessions, and they are always available at a substantially reduced rate.  Contact us on 01594 823414 if you would like more information on these trips.

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