Events and outings

Everyone likes getting out and about in London. But if a trip to the local shops feels like an obstacle course, a journey to a theatre or a party can seem impossible. And yet the fun and stimulation of meeting others and the chance to do something different can provide a real boost to many lonely, older people.

We offer a wide range of cultural and social events. Our older people have enjoyed tea parties, folk music, West End theatre and ballet trips, performances at the Royal Albert Hall and Silver Sunday events.

The highlight of each year is our Christmas lunch party which includes a visit from Santa, a festive hot lunch and a goody bag of food to take home. For some of our older people, this is the only Christmas lunch or gathering they attend, and the opportunity to celebrate in the company of others is very special.

Thank you, Octavia Foundation, for all the pleasure you have brought into my life. I live alone since my husband died and have no children, so I look forward to all those lovely times. It was a wonderful afternoon last Friday [and] all the young people were so kind. Rosina

The helpers made us feel human. Daniel and Lilian

It made me feel so happy. It was something different to sitting at home which is so boring.” Joachim