Services At The Hub

Conveniently located in central Tenterden, the Social Hub is a great place to make new friends, enjoy a freshly cooked meal and take part in your choice of activities and local outings. Fully accessible transport is available, bookable in advance.

Over 60’s Group

Every weekday – 10am to 3pm

Our Over 60’s group enjoys a wide range of activities including singing, crafting and other more active options such as chair-based Yoga and Fit Steps. We all love to celebrate special occasions; Christmas, Easter and our UK National Events and milestones. We have even welcomed donkeys and spring lambs to our centre! Entertainers regularly come to the Hub including our local Ukulele Band, Choirs and singers and we also host a wide range of expert talks from Beekeeping to Dog Rescue and Rhino Conservation for all members to enjoy. Benenden School also run regular sing-a-along sessions for our members, hosting them on the school premises in their lovely grounds, with transport taken care of.

TSH is accredited as Dementia-Friendly

Dementia Groups

Accredited as a Dementia-friendly Centre, we understand the challenges that dementia can bring. Our dementia groups support the individual but also their families or carers, and provide reassurance that members are in a safe, welcoming and happy environment. The Hub has two weekday groups with added support from our specialist Dementia Coordinator…

COGS Group

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 10am to 3pm

This is our COGS approved group designed for those with early to mid-stage dementia and is run by experienced and trained staff. The team is well established and passionate about ensuring our members enjoy a social day with a range of stimulating activities.

Memory Lane Group

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 10am to 2.45pm

This small group supports those members who are in the early stages of dementia and who are more mobile. This group enjoys a wider range of activities, both in and outside of the Hub, with more active participation.

Support for Carers of individuals with Dementia

Monthly

We will also be running a monthly Memory Lane Café that will support the carers of individuals with Dementia.

This will be an informal drop-in session where, as well as group support, one-to-one appointments can be arranged. Free tea and coffee will be provided.

Tenterden Disabled In Action

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 10am to 3pm

This active group supports both physically and learning-disabled members to make friends, socialise and choose from a range of activities to enjoy both in and out of the Hub. Utilising our Community Transport fleet members enjoy visits to local restaurants and garden centres, mini-golf and bowling centres, together with other seasonal activities such as pumpkin picking.

Meals Club

Weekdays

Healthy and nutritious two-course meals are prepared daily in our 5* rated kitchens by our Chef and his team. We offer an excellent choice of options for our members and Meals-on-Wheels clients, catering for most dietary requirements. Our ingredients are locally and responsibly sourced.

Health & Wellbeing Services

Book an appointment to coincide with your next visit to the Hub

Tenterden Social Hub & Dementia Centre offers a range of health services to our members and to the public. Please book appointments direct with the providers:

Physiotherapy
Maria Best: Contact TBA

Chiropody
Sara Willsey:  07500 041535
Janet Adams:  01580 242802

Kent & Medway Diabetic Eye Screening Clinic
Paula Carr Diabetes Centre:  01233 880000
William Harvey Hospital, Kennington Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0LZ

Parking: Please note there is NO parking available at the Hub. However, the Waitrose and Tesco car parks are available nearby, as is on-street parking.

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Getting To The Hub

Of course you may be independently mobile and able to travel to the Hub under your own steam. If not, our essential and fully accessible fleet offers a daily, bookable door-to-door service and is a lifeline for individuals who may be mobility compromised. Drivers are accompanied by a fully trained passenger assistant, giving you confidence that you can get to the Hub safely.

What our Hub members say...

“really look forward to coming”

I belong to a club in Swanley which I attend when I stay with friends and am new to the Hub. I have to say the Hub is so much better! I’m amazed at what we do. I have started to make new friends and really look forward to coming – you are all amazing!

SJ, Over 60’s Group member

“I do not know what I would do without it”

I love coming to the Hub two days a week. When my dear husband died I sat around the house feeling sorry for myself, now I look forward to coming and making friends, doing crafts and to a lovely lunch. The transport picks me up and are helpful when getting on and off and we go on lovely trips. I do not know what I would do without it.

RH, Over 60’s Group member

“very good for our mental health”

The Hub is a very caring day service and the activities are varied and enjoyable. All staff are very considerate and thoughtful. The gardening and the singing is very good for our mental health and I really enjoy a lovely home-cooked meal!

VB, Over 60’s Group member

“I enjoy all of the activities as they are so varied”

It is nice to socialise with others and to bounce ideas off of each other to solve problems. The staff are very friendly and I enjoy all of the activities as they are so varied. My visits are very enjoyable with a wide selection on the menu, nothing is too much trouble and the kitchen team are very accommodating. I come in by the service bus and I like to keep my independence. I really missed attending during Covid, but the staff kept in contact with the members just to check up on and to have a chat. We also go on local trips to get out and about and they even gave us a small gift for Easter.

AW, Tenterden Disabled In Action member

“thanks… for the kind and patient care we receive”

I was diagnosed with Vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease 8 years ago and as my condition deteriorated I was looking for a non-threatening environment where I could enjoy some time and give my husband the opportunity to manage some work at home. COGS Dementia Group at the Hub has done this. All aspects of my contact with COGS have been caringly and sensitively provided… we are always amazed at the variety and depth of activities that are provided. I particularly love singing and making things and the team games… We would like to express our thanks to everyone at Tenterden Social Hub for the kind and patient care we receive.

JM, husband of COGS Group member

“I like the choice of activities… the friendship and camaraderie”

I like the choice of activities; woodwork, walking outside, trips to the museum, taking photos and the friendship and camaraderie. I am looking forward to my trip to the local social club to play darts. I really like the fresh food, especially the vegetables.

PM, Memory Lane Group member