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Maidenhead – A guide for the elderly

Maidenhead is a lovely riverside town and a wonderful location for older people to live in. With Windsor nearby and more than a handful of interesting historical grounds and green spaces to enjoy, there’s no wonder Maidenhead is such an attractive place to visit.

In Maidenhead, there is a vibrant community that offers support and opportunities for its elderly residents to live active and fulfilling lives. In this Maidenhead guide for the elderly, you will find a snapshot of social opportunities, accessible outings, community transportation, local pharmacies, and more for seniors who live in Maidenhead.

Explore our live-in care options in Maidenhead if you or an elderly loved one may benefit from the professional support and companionship of a live-in carer.

What services are available to the elderly in Maidenhead?

Whether you’re looking to stay fit and active, engage with different hobbies, or simply enjoy socialising, Maidenhead has something for everyone. There are a number of active community centres, senior social clubs, lunch clubs and more available for elderly people living in Maidenhead.

Senior social clubs in Maidenhead

Maidenhead National Trust Association

This group is for seniors who would like to meet like-minded people who are interested in preserving cultural heritage and the environment. Meetings are held at Desborough Bowling Club Doors, and there are regular outings to National Trust properties and other historical sites. National Trust membership is not required to join. For more information, contact them here.

Holyport RVS Darby And Joan Club

This volunteer-run club coordinates a number of activities for those over the age of 50, from dancing to knitting, Tai Chi, and more. They meet at the Holyport Memorial Hall on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm-4pm. Contact 0330 555 0310 for more information.


This non-profit organisation provides a fun social scene to single, young-at-heart seniors living in the Thames Valley Area. Meet new people and make new friends as you enjoy a wide range of activities, from dinner parties to bridge, walks and sailing. Contact: 07462 987671 for more information.

Maidenhead U3A

University of the Third Age is a senior social club that provides a wide range of recreational and educational activities, from art classes to gardening groups, coffee mornings, history tours, and much more. There are also regular meetings at the Desborough Bowling Club and a monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of every month where you can listen to inspirational speakers, socialise and enjoy a warm cup of tea. To contact them, click here.

Maidenhead community choir

With no auditions and no requirement for reading music, this is the perfect community choir for Maidenhead seniors who would like to enjoy music in a fun and social atmosphere. This is a completely inclusive and friendly choir, with singers of all ages. The choir meets Tuesday nights at 7 pm at the chapel at St. Piran’s school. Click here for more information.

Community centres in Maidenhead

Elizabeth House Cookham’s day centre

Located in Cookham, this day centre is available to senior citizens in Cookham, Maidenhead, and the surrounding villages. Members may enjoy socialising with each other in a safe and warm environment. Aside from the freshly cooked lunch that is available every Monday to Friday at 12:30 pm, members may also expect physical and mental activities, entertainment from live artists, and more. Contact for more information.

Cox Green Community Centre

This community centre hosts a wide range of social clubs and activities that Maidenhead seniors can enjoy. Some regularly held meetings include:

  • Alzheimer’s Dementia Support
  • Art Group
  • Luncheon club
  • Maidenhead Bridge Club
  • U3A meetings
  • Fitness classes

For more information, please contact the Community Centre

Boyn Grove Dementia Resource Centre

Located near Maidenhead town centre, this specialist dementia day centre offers a range of therapeutic activities for people living with dementia. From high-contrast floors and walls to reminiscence areas and tactile wall panels, you can expect a  welcoming and easy-to-navigate environment with a trained and dedicated team. Some activities offered include:

  • Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)
  • Memory book club
  • Singing
  • Gardening
  • Outings to local attractions

Contact 01628 685725 for more information.

Maidenhead Community Centre

Located on York Road, this centre is open most days of the week with a full range of activities with something for everyone. Some regular activities include:

  • Arts and heritage activities
  • A weekly knitting circle
  • Craft sessions
  • Watercolour classes
  • Yoga and Tai Chi
  • Reflexology
  • Manicure and pedicure sessions
  • Natter Cafe

Lunch clubs in Maidenhead

Mates with Plates

This is a monthly men-only lunch club, allowing men to chat and socialise, and allowing their carers to have some respite time. This lunch club is held on the third Wednesday of every month at 12.30 pm at Toby Carvery. Call 07707 531689 to book.

Ladies that Lunch

This is a friendly, ladies-only social lunch that also occurs on the third Wednesday of every month at 12.30 pm at Toby Carvery. Call 07707 531689 to book.

Maidenhead Lunch Club

Held at the United Reformed Church in Maidenhead, enjoy socialising over a delicious homemade meal. This lunch club meets on the second Monday of each month at 12:15 pm. Contact Terrie or Nancy here.

Cox Green Lunch Club, Maidenhead

This lunch club meets at the Cox Green centre and is specifically designed for older people to meet and mingle. Lunch is a tasty two-course meal that costs £6 and is followed by fun activities, such as cards or scrabble. Seniors are welcome to simply come and enjoy the activities afterwards with tea and biscuits. Come anytime from Thursday from 12pm to 2:30 pm, and contact 01628 630703 for more information.

St Mark’s Lunch Club, Maidenhead

Held at St Mark’s Methodist Church in Maidenhead, this lunch club is run by Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East. There is an optional two-course meal for £6 per person. Come early and enjoy morning activities of board games, cards and arts. After lunch, a raffle, quiz or even music may take place. For more information, visit here or call 01753 822890.

Accessible trips and outings for the elderly in Maidenhead

In Maidenhead, there are many opportunities for seniors to explore and experience new adventures while also enjoying the local environment and nature. From local green spaces and gardens to nearby historic destinations, there are many accessible options available for seniors who are looking to enjoy a day out.

Accessible museums and locations of interest in Maidenhead

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts is a thriving arts centre built on an ancient farm site found on the outskirts of Maidenhead. They average 150 events a season and include spaces such as an art gallery, studio theatre, main auditorium for film and live performance, café bar, a Georgian farmhouse, and 18th century Long Barn.

All public areas of the venue are accessible with lifts, ramped access, and wheel-chair-friendly toilets. An infrared loop system and signed performances are available for those with hearing disabilities – simply speak with the staff before you book.

Stanley Spencer Gallery

A short drive from Maidenhead, the Stanley Spencer Gallery is a fascinating location to enjoy high-quality art with a permanent collection that has been developing since 1962. There is wheelchair access throughout the building, lifts to the mezzanine floor, large-print guides, and magnifying glass for the partially sighted. For a full-access guide, click here.

Maidenhead Heritage Centre

The Maidenhead Heritage Centre explores the history of Maidenhead and the surrounding area (including the Air Transport Auxiliary), aiming to explain, preserve, and celebrate the area’s heritage for future generations. From the “Story of Maidenhead” exhibition to a spitfire simulator and gift shop, there is much to enjoy.

The ground floor of the centre is completely accessible with a wheelchair-friendly toilet. While the ‘Grandma Flew Spitfires’ gallery is located upstairs, it can be accessed via a lift.

Maidenhead green spaces and grounds

National Trust Cliveden

This is a beautiful estate with formal gardens and a house museum open to the public. You can expect far-reaching views with the garden and woodland grounds set high above the Thames. You may also enjoy a cafe, book shop, plant shop, and gift shop while you are there. The gardens have hard gravel paths, some steep slopes, undulating terrain and steps, but you may find a suggested level access map available at the Information Centre

Dorney Court

The Dorney Court estate is a lovely location to spend time in nature and the outdoors. Aside from the accessible and historical interior (with an accessible toilet available at the adjoining plant centre), you can also enjoy the stable area and garden centre. Explore the tree-fringed garden, plant nursery, stunning landscape, cafe, and walled garden.

Boulter’s Lock

Boulter’s Lock is a historic and well-loved location that has a charming nature park and Ray Mill Island nearby – perfect for scenic walks and a picnic in the sun. Here, there are a cafe and boat trips available to take a cruise down the Thames.

Kidwell’s Park

This is a lovely green space to sit and relax in, located right in the centre of Maidenhead and right behind the Maidenhead Community Centre. Enjoy the number of gardens in this park, including the World War One Memorial Garden.

Ockwells Park

This is the perfect location for a gentle stroll, with wheelchair access, a disabled toilet within the car park, and a cafe with tasty coffees and bacon toasties.

The Sir Nicholas Winton Memorial Garden

Located in Oaken Grove Park, this memorial garden is a small, but relaxing space that features an ornamental pond, two fountains, wildflowers, and some memorial stones with quotes from Sir Nicholas Winston, a Maidenhead resident and local hero.

Maidenhead is home to 30 parks and open spaces. In addition to these spaces, Cookham is just a short drive away with tranquil walks and easy access to the stunning Windsor Great Park. For a full list of parks in Maidenhead and their locations, click here.

Accessible toilets in Maidenhead

Throughout Maidenhead, there are several public toilets that offer disabled access and are cleaned at least twice a day. Some are a part of the RADAR scheme (Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation) and can be opened with a RADAR key. For a comprehensive list of accessible public toilets in Maidenhead and their locations, click here.

Maidenhead Shopmobility

The Shopmobility scheme lends manual and powered wheelchairs as well as powered scooters to those with mobility issues who live in Maidenhead. These scooters and wheelchairs are available to use as you shop and visit areas within the town, city, or shopping centre. Shopmobility is located in Maidenhead at Nicholson’s Car Park, The Broadway, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1NT. Click here for more information.

Local Maidenhead Hospital

The nearest emergency hospitals are:

Local Maidenhead Pharmacies

If you are looking for caring support at home in Maidenhead explore our Maidenhead home care services. A  Maidenhead carer can provide support and companionship at home, so you can live as independently as possible and involve yourself with the wider Maidenhead community.

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