Derby County’s EFL Extra Time Hub is part of a national network designed to increase social interaction for over 55s. The Hubs harness the power of football clubs in the local communities to bring people together.
Studies show that 42% of those over the age of 55 are inactive. EFL Trust’s own research revealed many people would like the opportunity to meet peers to feel less isolated, live well and do things they enjoy.
The hub combines social activities with the chance to catch up over a cup of tea and cake, with special occasions marked by breakfast clubs, workshops and festive meals.
Activities are varied and are often led by the group. They can include quizzes, bingo, book clubs, gardening chats, cookery advice and much more.
The scheme aims to make a positive difference to the lives of retired and semi-retired people and for them to find out about the range of activities on offer in their free time as well as give them the chance to meet and spend time with other like-minded people from the area.
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“Being a volunteer has given me a huge confidence boost and increased my own wellbeing, knowing that I am helping others to be both physically and socially active.”
Our Extra Time Hub runs weekly at Pride Park Stadium, every Wednesday from 10.30-11.30am, and costs £3 per session to attend (including unlimited tea and coffee!)
Currently the hub is also running virtually every Wednesday and still provides the opportunity to catch up, chat and take part in various activities for those who do not want to attend in person.