Promoting the interests and welfare of senior citizens in Wealden



This forum for the over 50s was launched on 29th September 2005 with the object of promoting the interests and welfare of senior citizens in Wealden.

Now a member of ESSA (the East Sussex Seniors’ Association – see, the Partnership exists to put forward a positive view of senior citizens in society and to help older people enjoy an active and independent life. It also acts as an umbrella organisation for Wealden older people’s groups, making representations to influential partner organisations in the public and private sectors and passing on information to the many senior citizens’ organisations in the towns and villages of Wealden by means of a regular newsletter, “Grey Matters“.

Membership, which is free, is open to all senior citizens living or working in Wealden, as well as any organisations and individuals of any age who have concerns connected with older people. Click here to join.





Celebrating Older People’s Day in WEALDEN

Following the cancellation of all the events we planned to hold in 2020 because of Covid-19, we arranged a special event for our members in October 2021, in the Crowborough Community Hall. We planned an afternoon of fun, food and festivity to celebrate Older People’s Day. Our members jumped at the chance to socialise after so many months apart and just over 50 attended.

After a delicious cold buffet and a very short AGM, the first we have been able to hold in two years, well-known local entertainer Bertie Pearce enthralled us with his Magic Show, which was much enjoyed by all. After that there was a raffle, followed by tea, coffee, cakes and scones. At the end, everyone went home with a goody bag.

Here are some of the comments we received afterwards:

My friend and I had a fantastic time.  The food and company were excellent and the  entertainment  was first class.  You certainly went the extra mile and we were thrilled with the little bag of sweets on the way out. Really well done!”

Just to say a huge thank you to you and your team for an excellent event yesterday. It was lovely to meet up with new people as well as old friends, the food was  very good and the magician was so entertaining. It was a much needed bit of light hearted fun for me personally, Thank you all“

Many thanks are due to Dee Probert, our Events Organiser, and her team of helpers, for laying on a marvellous spread. Here’s hoping we can organise a number of similarly great events in 2022.