Day Services

Day services in Cheshire

What does it do?

We provide three types of day services, catering for all different needs:



Some of our traditional day services have been revamped and are now known as Older People Enjoying Life (OPEL) groups.  These groups are generally quite large with up to 30 people meeting up each week.  People who attend OPEL are offered a wide range of activities, usually including dominoes, indoor bowling, darts, board games, arts & crafts and poetry.  We also invite regular guest speakers to the groups and provide various one-off events and group activities.  These are very informal groups, where people have the freedom to join in with as little or as much as they choose.  This group tends to appeal to those who are fairly independent.  However, people who still use walking aids are still welcome to join us. 


The traditional day centre caters for anyone over 65 and is most suitable for those who are becoming a little frail and may have mobility issues but are still able to look after themselves at home.  (Please note there is limited space for wheelchairs).  This tends to run as a smaller group of 10-12 people based in one room. 


Our lunch clubs are designed for older people who simply want to meet up, on a weekly basis, with friends for a good natter and a home cooked lunch!


Who it is for?

Age UK Cheshire day services aim to relieve isolation by promoting independence and integration into social circles. They are ideal for older people who like to get out of the house now and then to join activities and make new friends.

Where it is available?

Local service (Ellesmere Port and Neston, Halton, Macclesfield, Vale Royal, Warrington, Chester, Congleton, Crewe and Nantwich).

How to access or apply for it:

OPEL runs on the following days: 

Northwich - Winnington Recreational Club

10am - 2.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Half day sessions are also available.  Lunch is included for those who stay for the full day and is optional for those who choose the half day session.  Lunch is provided by the in-house caterers and eaten in a separate dining room. 

Ellesmere Port - Hollymere (Extra Care Housing)

10am - 2.30pm on Wednesdays.  Lunch is provided by the in-house caterers.

Traditional day centres run on the following days:

Chester - Lightfoot Lodge, Saltney

10am - 2.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays


Lunch Clubs are available:


St. Thomas’s Lunch Club, St Thomas’s Church Hall, Ellesmere Port

12.00 – 2.00pm - Wednesday lunch time


Little Neston - Mellock Lane

12.00-2.00pm - Tuesday lunch time


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