Category Archives: Older people

Our Gentleman’s Breakfast enjoys a 1st birthday celebration (and made a film)

Members of our Come Eat Together Gentleman’s Breakfast in Durham Indoor Market have celebrated a successful first year. This is a great example of how successful partnership working is making a difference to people’s lives. Older men come together at … Continue reading

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Indoor bowls, archery and guided walks in Newton Aycliffe

The Come Eat Together team in partnership with Oakleaf Sports Complex invite anyone over 50 to come along to their monthly Meet, Play, Eat. This is an exciting opportunity to meet new people, enjoy some activity in a group (or try something … Continue reading

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Spring is here and we are keen to get growing!

At this time each year the Come Eat Together team gets ready to spring into action (please excuse the pun – Ed) and this year is no different! We are passionate about helping older people gain the confidence and skills to grow … Continue reading

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Come Eat at The Fulforth Centre Sacriston

The Fulforth Centre in Sacriston became the latest venue to join Come Eat Together with a new fortnightly two course lunch for older people to eat together in good company. The first lunch was served on Friday 15 April and members were … Continue reading

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Come Eat Together newsletters

The project team have been springing into action and have produced two newsletters to promote our activities. Please click on the one you are interested in.   Please click here for South Durham and the Dales Please click here for Durham and North … Continue reading

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New lunch club in Coundon and Leeholme

Age UK County Durham’s Come Eat Together Team has been working in partnership with a Community Association located in a small rural village in Wear Valley to bring older people together with food. Taking place in the historic Leeholme Welfare Hall on the … Continue reading

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Kitchen gardens bring pleasure to many

Growing your own fruit and vegetables can bring pleasure as well as provide healthy fresh produce to make meals more interesting. After an enjoyable few months informing and promoting the joys of growing your own, one of our valued volunteers, … Continue reading

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No one should have no one

More than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member. Contrary to what many people think, loneliness is not a normal part of ageing, and it not only … Continue reading

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Beat the winter blues with high tea and company

A warm welcome to everyone who has started to follow our Come Eat Together blog recently. On the website you will find the Activities Sheet with details of regular activities, venues, times and costs. You can also find a leaflet … Continue reading

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Making ‘Silver Sunday’ special

Silver Sunday Tea Dance Our Come Eat Together team were pleased to support Silver Sunday this year by hosting a Tea Dance at the beautiful Leeholme and Coundon Miners Welfare Hall in County Durham. Over 40 older people came together … Continue reading

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