The Zacchaeus Project

Working with older people and their carers

  • Walter Newby Centre
  • Bethnal Green Methodist Church
  • Approach Road
  • London
  • E2 9JP

020 8983 1568
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All the activities listed are open to everyone over 50. 
To have a look and get the feel of the place, call in for a coffee one day.
You will be made welcome, without any fuss, and can watch any session that is happening.  No booking is required.  Stay ten minutes or as long as you like!
From September 2019, activities will be Members Only, but it is free to join.  Just ask a member of staff for a form and hand it in at the office.  Everyone is welcome!

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Drop-In Cafe 10am-1pm


Massage & Reflexology Sessions 10am–3pm
A 6 week course of treatments with Yasmin.

Walk & Talk 10.30am-1pm
Walking group led by trained leader Rod.

GardenSnack Bar 10am-1pm

Gardening Group 11am-1pm  
Come to the garden growing project.  Glenda, our gardener, will be on hand to advise and support. 

Creative Arts 10.30am-12.30pm
Ever wanted to paint or draw? Why not learn new skills from our tutor Jeff.

Exercise to Music 11am-12noon
Remember it’s never too late to start exercising! Debbie’s class is suitable for all levels of fitness.

Short Mat Bowls
Indoor short mat bowls for both men and women.


Drop-In Cafe 10am-1pm

Internet Café 10.30am–1pm
Tarik  will be on hand to give some help and support with your mobile phone and accessing internet. 

Pilates 10.45am-11.30am
Gentle exercises from the chair with Adina! Come along and learn new exercises for your well-being. 


City Sights 10.30am - 1.30pm

A fortnightly social group for both men and women. Everyone welcome.

Arthritis Support Group 
First Wednesday of month 1.30pm-4pm 
Lots of information available on arthritis, including diet, exercise and therapies, plus guest speakers. 

Ballroom Dancing for Beginners  2pm-4pm 

ballroomLearn to dance under the guidance of Ivan.
Suitable for beginners to intermediate level. 


Tower Hamlets MS Support Group
Last Wednesday of the month 2pm–4pm
Come along and meet other people with MS and share your ideas and experiences. Carers and partners are most welcome to attend too!


Snack Bar 10am-1pm


Foot Health Clinic 9am-4pm
Please call to book your appointment with Joan

Charges apply

Wellbeing Group  10.30am-1pm
Healthy eating and weight management group

Sewing/Knitting Group 11am-2pm 
Learn new sewing and knitting skills or share your own knowledge with others. 



Line Dancing with Joyce 1.00pm-3pm 

Beginners very welcome – do as much or as little as you want! 

Suitable for all  levels of fitness.


Cycle Group 10am-12noon

Regular cycling group ride with trained instructor, Mr Jones.  This group is due to start up in March; the date will be confirmed closer to the time. 

Lunch Club
First Friday of the month 12noon-3pm

(Last updated Sept 2019)

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 Working Together for a Better Future

Centre Manager: Deborah Brady 

Advice & Guidance Coordinator: Louise Walton