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 or join in any session that is happening.  No booking is required.  Stay ten minutes or as long as you like!

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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

Massage & Reflexology Sessions 10am-2pm
Taster sessions available with Maria. 

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

Acupuncture & Reflexology
Sessions 10am-1pm
A variety of treatments are available from Maria on a first come, first served basis.

Internet Café 10.30am–1.30pm
Tarik  will be on hand to give some help and support with your cmobile 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. 


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

City Sights 10.30am - 1.30pm
A fortnightly social group for both men and women. Everyone welcome

Ballroom Dancing for Beginners  2pm-4.00pm 

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

Sewing/Knitting Group 11.30am-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.

Word in the News  12.00 - 1pm, in the Zacchaeus Café . 
Come and share in conversation about what's in the news. You can bring along your newspaper, your mobile news app, or just join in the conversations.



Cycle Group 10am-12noon

Regular cycling group ride with trained instructor, Mr Jones.  Restarts in Spring.

Cinema Club
First Friday of the month 1pm-3.30pm

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 Working Together for a Better Future

Centre Manager, Deborah Brady 

Project Support Worker: Tarik Britton