Flourishing Lives is a London-wide coalition of organisations taking a creative, relational approach to supporting richer, more independent lives for older people. We believe that building quality relationships is the heart of our work - genuinely engaging with older people as unique individuals and forming close bonds with the dedicated staff and volunteers who work alongside them. We connect practitioners, day centres, major arts organisations, health & fitness initiatives and community outreach programmes so that knowledge, research and resources can be shared and the very highest level of practice can be established across the sector.
Our vision is to promote a good state of wellbeing and mental health within the Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities living in London. We recognise that having access to quality healthcare is essential for everyone, so we offer free advice and guidance through our qualified advisers so you can access the community care and both physical and mental health services that are offered by the NHS. We also organise specific workshops to improve awareness of how to lead both a physically and mentally healthy life, for example our popular Relaxation Techniques workshop.
Sing 4ALL is a fun and friendly community choir for the over-60s. Led by an experienced and friendly musician, we meet every Tuesday afternoon to sing everything from folk, pop and gospel to musicals. We're a friendly group of people and are always delighted to welcome new members.
The Rotherhithe Shed is a project set up for older men in Southwark (but welcomes men and women), based on the very successful Australian Men’s Shed movement. We meet in the London Bubble workshop, 5 Elephant Lane, SE16 4JD on Mondays 10am - 2pm Thursdays, 1 - 5pm
This is a drop-in group for adults with time during the day. Tea Break Theatre embodies our belief that theatre making can improve wellbeing and confidence. The theatre making in these sessions is designed to playfully build confidence and a sense of community. At Bubble we believe that taking part in creative activities and connecting with others can have a significant positive impact on well being. This group has those principles at its heart and offers an opportunity for people to come together to make theatre in a gentle and social way (although it promised to be just as alive and exciting as our other groups).
We offer activities and events for the local community and work with a range of community groups in Lambeth. We have a community access scheme and can offer Neighbour Cards to community groups in Lambeth for free admission to the museum. The museum is housed in a church by Lambeth Bridge and next door to Lambeth Palace. Our tower which is 12th century is the oldest part of the church. We have regular changing exhibitions in the museum and a permanent collection of objects related to gardening. There is a cafe and a garden which has the tomb of the Tradescants, famous 17th century gardeners, and also the tomb of Captain Bligh who took breadfruit plants to the Caribbean. Clay for Dementia is one of the activities we run. These are creative classes for people with dementia and their carers. We can offer other creative activities and have a teaching kitchen where cookery classes are run with our Food Learning Officer.