Social groups in Dundee?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
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MrsSamboraMrsSambora Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
hi,

my mum is trying to find a social groupor something in Dundee. She is 58, my dad died about 18 months ago and she has only really had family members to go for coffees with, go to the cinema etc and really would like to meet some new people to socialise with. All the groups advertised in library etc seem to be based on dating which she doesnt want, just would like to meet a few women maybe in the same position as herself. Have been looking online for her and havent found anything so thought I would try the ever useful MSE forum!

many thanks for any help
Jill

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  • DumyatDumyat Forumite
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    would this be something she would be interested in.
    http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/outaccess/healthywalks/


    have recommended the fife version to a number of people and they found it helpful. not sure how good the dundee version would be...but worth a shot.
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  • Violetta_2Violetta_2 Forumite
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    Hi Mrs Sambora , it is difficult being on your own at any age but I think it can be harder when your older. An awful lot of socialising is around drinking which isn't everyones cup of tea. The Dundee website that dogrose mentioned is a good starting point there is a section just for 50+ .What sort of things is she into? Are there any classes she fancies. My mil goes to a cinema club, but that's in Perth. Also when we initially suggested she try bingo or something she completely poo poohed the idea, then she got chatting to a complete stranger who suggested a social club bingo night she gave it a shot and now goes 2x a week and has made lot's of pal's there. Again this is in Perth but someone must know something similar in Dundee.
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  • thanks both. My mum is happiest going out for a coffee in town to be honest, she thinks she is quite low maintenance :o

    the cinema club sounds like a good idea, will see if i can find one in dundee. She did look into the walks but with the weather the way it has been wasnt too keen. I looked on the ILA Scotland website for classes too but nothing much in dundee.

    I will carry on searching!
  • ailuro2ailuro2 Forumite
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    MFEA, monifieth further education association, they run lots of classes in Monifieth High, which is just up Dalhousie Road a bit, or a 5 minute walk from the number 10 bus route, if your Mum doesn't drive.

    They do youga and Tai Chi classes, aswell as tapestry, embroidery, upholsery etc.

    I've seen the yoga and Tai Chi ladies, and they're definitely in the silvery haired but not yet retired type of age group!

    Their website for MFEA no longer works, it's mostly word of mouth , that's how I got to hear about it, if you PM me I'll send you the organiser's e-mail address, he's a lovely chap, I'm sure he'll happily post out a leaflet to your Mum.
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  • kyssynkyssyn Forumite
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    MrsSambora wrote: »
    thanks both. My mum is happiest going out for a coffee in town to be honest, she thinks she is quite low maintenance :o

    Go to Borders, near the door there's a sign saying what weekly events they do. There's a knitting club and a book club which are held in the Starbucks upstairs so she can have both :)
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    Mrs S- I have replied to your PM. I hope your Mum finds something that she enjoys doing.
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  • I know somebody who goea to this club based in Tayside https://www.stylesingles.co.uk

    They have lots of events in Dundee, Perth and Fife.

    Usually they have dancing, but they do other things as well like going to movies or theatre.
  • Tell her to try www.meetup.com People have suggested it before on this site. It is worldwide but im sure there will be loads of groups for Dundee. xx
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