Age UK Surrey spokesperson said: "Many people do not see or speak to someone on a regular basis and therefore can become lonely and isolated. Café Culture is a great initiative that encourages people to get out of the house and make new friends in a social environment on a weekly basis."
Terry, who attends the Cranleigh group, said: "When you retire, you lose about two thirds of your friends and acquaintances. I don't have any family and I have lost some of my friends on top of this, so it gets a bit lonely. It's nice to have somewhere to go where you can meet for a coffee and have a chat with new people and make new friends."
If you would like to find out more about Café Culture, please call 01483 503414.
We are always looking for volunteers to help provide our services. If you would like to volunteer for our Making Connections Service, including Café Culture, please contact us.
Anyone aged 50+ can attend, no booking required. Refreshments can be purchased and there is a drinks loyalty scheme.