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Young at Heart 55 Social Group​

Intergenerational Event

Wednesday October 13th 2021

The young at heart group were treated to a day of pampering courtesy of John Ruskin College Hair & Beauty students! Students on our Hair & Media Make-Up Level 3 and Body & Spa Therapy Level 3 courses were excited to practice the skills they had learnt, whilst giving back to the Croydon community.

The Intergenerational Event is run in partnership with the Manju Shahul-Hameed Foundation and the Croydon BME Forum, coinciding with our celebration of Black History Month.

Our guests received a warm welcome from Councillor and Cabinet Member Manju Shahul-Hameed who noted; “This event demonstrates the coming together of the older and younger generations and is a great opportunity to build on the strengths that different generations have to offer to one another.”

Held in the College’s modern training salon, The Atrium, our guests were treated to a range of mini pamper treatments including massages, manicures, blow drys and make-up sessions, followed by lunch in the College café.

The Get together for 55+

Young at Heart is a social and educational online (Zoom) group for those aged 55 and over.

We aim to improve the wellbeing of all that attend. This group is organised and hosted by the Croydon BME Forum. We encourage participants to attend from all ethnicities, religions, and cultural backgrounds. Each week, we invite special guests to speak about various topics the group has expressed interest in learning more about.

During this past year, we have held sessions on an array of topics, including: bereavement support, animal adoption, self-love and self-care, the Cancer awareness, dementia awareness, caring for natural hair, Neighbourhood Watch, cybercrime, healthy homes advice and mindfulness
We also host FUN events for this group, including Bingo and Quiz nights!

To join, you only need a tablet (e.g., iPad), computer/laptop, or a smart phone (e.g., iPhone or Samsung). Should you need help accessing Zoom, our team can provide basic support.

When: EVERY Wednesday, 3pm-4:30pm
Where: Zoom/Online (use the Meeting ID: 385 207 6159 OR simply copy and paste this link
Cost: FREE


Contact Us to find out more:

Shelly Bardouille (Community Development Worker for Older Aged Adults),

Opening Hours

Head Office 

Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm

Wellness Centre

Mon-Fri: 10am – 5pm 

Health & Wellbeing Space

Mon-Sat: 10am – 4:45pm

Sun: 11am: – 4pm 

Contact Info

Head Office 
56a Mitcham Road
Croydon CR0 3RG

Opposite Kwik Fit and BP Petrol Station Corner of Albion Street

Travel information
Buses: 264 – 1 Min to Head Office
Nearest Train or Tram Stop: West Croydon

TEL: 020 8684 3719 

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