THE POSH CLUB
Founders - Simon Casson and Annie Bowden.
“The Posh Club was created to help older folks to get out and have fun. It is an older peoples’ service disguised as high tea at the Ritz, specifically designed to reach older people who might be struggling to stay active and holding them close in the heart of the community.”
“Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation – and it can have a serious effect on health. Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are lonely and cut off from society in this country, especially those over the age of 75. According to Age UK, more than 2 million people in England over the age of 75 live alone, and more than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.”
The Posh Club concept is aimed to get seniors out and socialize and reduce any loneliness and isolation they may be feeling.
The Posh Club is run with the help of volunteers and provides seniors with:
- Variety Show and Cabaret including tap dancers, opera singers, comedians, flappers, acrobats ballet, elvis impersonators, and more.
- Music and Dancing.
- High Tea
The Posh Club is participating in a research project in partnership with Queen Mary University of London and supported by an Arts Council England Research Grant. Research aims to find out if belonging to a group, and relationships promote health and well-being in older adults and others.
Elderly Depression and Mental Health
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