Social and leisure activities for adults and older people
Information on Social & Leisure for Adults and Older People in East Renfrewshire.
What are the benefits of getting involved in the local community?
Keeping active and involved in your local community can have a positive impact upon your health and wellbeing. Community based activities can help you to learn new skills, keep active, meet people, make a difference in your community and have fun.
There are a wide range of activities and groups across East Renfrewshire.
What types of activities can I join?
- Social groups such as friendship groups, women's groups, tea dances and older peoples clubs.
- Sports and leisure activities such as walking, swimming and other exercise, fishing, gardening, arts and drama groups.
- Local volunteering opportunities can be found at ER Voluntary Action and Scotland wide volunteering opportunities at Volunteer Scotland
- Living Well with Long Term Conditions. If you have one or more long term health condition there are third sector organisations that can offer peer support
- Information about support for Carers can be accessed from
- For information about local walking groups , Live Active referral service and Vitality classes
- Learning new skills such as computing, languages, arts and crafts and cooking.
- Join the local University of the Third Age:
- Community action groups such as Tenants and Residents Associations, Community Councils and Seniors Forums.
- The Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is responsible for health and social care services across East Renfrewshire. Contact the Public Partnership Forum to find out how you can be kept informed and get involved
- Public involvement with the HSCP (Public Partnership Forum)
How do I find out about local activities and groups?
- In person at local libraries, sports centres, community halls, health centres, council offices, churches and other places of worship.
- Follow any of the links on this page for more information on options that interest you.
- Reading local newspapers, magazines and listening to community radio Pulse 98.4 (FM).
- Speaking with your health visitor, home carer, social work staff or health professional.
- Chatting to your neighbours, friends and family.
- Telephoning East Renfrewshire Customer First.
- Contacting Voluntary Action.
- Age Scotland
- Active Scotland
Community Health Development Worker
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCustomer First (customer services)
Tel: 0141 577 3001
Mon to Fri: 8am - 6pm