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Social groups

The Balsam Centre is here for the whole community, and aims to provide a wide range of activities and social groups for all ages.  We know that loneliness isn't good for our mental health, and being more active, through exercise and socialising with others, can have long-lasting beneficial effects. If you feel that you've been spending a bit too much time on your own recently, or maybe you're just looking for more opportunities to meet new people, come along to one of the social groups below.

The Chat Cafe

Every Monday, 10am - 1pm, at The Balsam Centre

Pop in to our friendly, volunteer-run cafe for a chat, drink, or a simple light lunch served at 12pm in return for a small donation.


A Health Coach from Wincanton Health Centre comes every week and can help with emotional and bereavement support, weight management, dealing with isolation and loneliness, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes support.

Call us on 01963 31842 for more information. Newcomers always welcome.

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Coffee Morning

for Military Families

Every Wednesday, 9.15am - 11am, at The Balsam Centre

If you have family or friends who are serving, The Balsam Centre and Aggies would like to invite you to come along on Wednesday mornings. It's a chance to get together with other families facing similar situations; take a break, chat and have a warm drink together. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Tanners Cafe

Every Thursday, 10.30am - 12pm, at the Wheathill Close Meeting Room, Milborne Port

A social group for people of all ages. Come along and make new friends. Quizzes, crafts and chat! 

Cost £1. All welcome - just turn up!

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Memory Lane

A fun and social group for people living with dementia

Every Thursday, 2pm - 4pm, at The Balsam Centre

Don't just sit at home - come and join us for games, crafts, music and activities. Stimulate your senses and memories through singing, games and sharing with others.

The group is run by Trish Foers and her volunteers. If you or someone you know is interested in joining, call The Balsam Centre on 01963 31842, leave your details and Trish will call you back. You can also contact Trish by email by clicking on the link below.

Want to know what else is on?

Take a look at our weekly timetable

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