New Horizons centre

What does it do?

New Horizons ‘multi activity’ centre is a modern, lively, convivial centre for all those aged 50 and over. New Horizons celebrate ‘age, stage and experience’. Their aim is to promote active lifestyles and independence. Whether you are looking for new challenges, health support, or the opportunity to make new acquaintances, do come and see what they have to offer.

New Horizons promotes independence and active lifestyles, provides new interests and challenges, supports health and well-being and encourages fun and enjoyment.

Now into its fourth year, it has over 1000 members and runs more than 60 regular weekly activities at the centre, as well as at various venues in the community.

They also organise and host special events from complementary therapy workshops, consumer protection, home adaptation and financial advice, to cooking courses and wine tasting.

Activities include:

Creative arts: painting in oil and watercolour, drawing, crochet, tatting, jewellery making and sewing
Art history: a class using the internet, talks and field trips
Complementary health sessions: osteopathy, aromatherapy, massage, reiki, reflexology, shiatsu, Indian head massage, toe-nail cutting, counselling and falls prevention
Computer classes: email and internet, digital photography, 'MyGuide'
Carers project: 'Time for Me'
Café: open 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday
Drama and performing arts: drama group, creative writing group, singing, belly dance, jazz dance, line dance, ‘truly salsa’, ballroom dance and Latin dance (both at Chelsea Methodist Church Hall)
Dementia services: ‘My memories café’
Discussion and language classes: current affairs, Spanish conversation, French conversation, Spanish and French languages, poetry reading
Exercise classes: pilates - beginners and advanced; yoga-breathing - intermediate and advanced; Tai Chi - beginners and intermediate;  keep fit; aerobics; chair-based exercise; exercising with arthritis (held at Mary Smith Court)
Fruit and vegetable market: every Thursday - see programme
IT: supported IT sessions
Literature: English literature, words and music, ‘book break’
Newsletter: newsletter production and editorial group
Outings: please see the Age Concern Kensington & Chelsea (incorporating Sixty Plus) programme for what’s on
Special events and ‘one offs’: 
Social events: bridge, board games, social art group, Monday games and social group, Brompton discussion and social group, Cremorne discussion and social group.