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Basaira Elderly Asian Centre

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Our vision is to provide a centre where all members are welcomed in familiar surroundings to meet and talk with someone, to break isolation, create acquaintances, accept all are different and diverse, share information, experiences, reminiscences, establish friendships, be respected, be supportive and helpful with due regard to dignity and equality.

Our elderly members will be provided with opportunities to tell us about issues that are important to them and for their needs to be heard. We provide opportunities for interaction and promotion of specific relevant issues concerning the elderly. We encourage people to reminisce and to share experiences and stories with others.

Basaira Elderly Centre is aimed at the elderly across London, particularly those in the Lambeth area although everyone is welcome.

Weekly meeting:

We provide a weekly meeting for support and advice. We hold classes in fitness and confidence building as well as cultural events in literature and film. A small collection of books is available. We also organise seaside trips.

Meetings take place every Thursday 11.00am- 1.00pm at Basaira Elderly Centre, 116 Greyhound Lane, SW16 5RN.

Monthly Luncheon Club and talks:

Monthly luncheons and talks take place the first Wednesday of every month 11.30am- 2.00pm at Baldry Gardens, 293 Streatham High Rd, SW16 3DJ.

A range of talks from guest speakers take place before lunch is served. Members have the opportunity to ask questions and continue discussions during lunch. Previous guest speakers have included Professor Heinz Wolff, local councilors and representatives from a range of charities, including Age UK Lambeth, heart/eye consultants, diverticulitis and gerontologist. The lunch provides the opportunity to have a friendly chat with other members and everyone is welcome to come along.

Lunch is a variety of delicious curries and rice, served with salad and freshly baked nan bread. A vegetarian option is available. A donation of £3 is paid for lunch.

People with dementia and their carers are welcome, although it is best to contact us in advance.

Directions to Baldry Gardens:

The nearest train station is Streatham Station. Baldry Gardens is a 5- 10 minute walk from the station, just past Streatham Common. The 133 and 159 bus both stop at Streatham Station. Buses 50, 109, 250, 255 all stop nearby Baldry Gardens.

Membership is free. We will happily discuss membership with you at our weekly meetings at  116 Greyhound Lane or at our monthly luncheon club and talks at Baldry Gardens. Alternatively to request a membership form or to ask us any questions, you can get in touch  by phone, post or e-mail.

The Patron of Basaira Elderly Centre is Mr Chuka Umunna, MP.

Main Office and Thursday Meeting Location: 116 Greyhound Lane, Streatham, London, SW16 5RN
Contact name:
Mr Mohammed Lodhi or Mr Ahmad Ali Syal
020 8677 3863
020 8769 1098
Opening times:
Weekly meeting every Thursday 11.00am- 13.00pm. Monthly luncheon club and talks: The first Wednesday of every month 11.30am- 2.00pm
Urdu, Punjabi, Gujrati, Arabic, Farsi, Swahili, Kachi. Hindi
Disabled access:
Membership: Free ; Lunch: £3.00
To Main Office: 50, 60, 109, 118, 250, 255
To Main Office: Streatham, Streatham Common

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For some people later in their life the cells in the brain that are related to mental ability become damaged, causing a gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. When this happens it is referred to as dementia. Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.
Lunch Clubs are available to elderly people where they can eat a cut price healthy meal aswell as socialise with other people who attend,who may feel isolated and in need of company.Other activities may also take place at these clubs,so look further to find any local clubs of interest.