Welcome to COATS Crowthorne. We are a local charity set up in 1966 to provide a Centre to meet and socialise for the local Senior community. The Centre provides companionship, healthy lunches, teas, stimulating activities, entertainment and services for older people in the local community in addition to providing respite for their carers. Find out more.
From Monday 9th of August some of the previous covid measures will be relaxed at the COATS Centre. We have responded to the changes in the rules announced on the 19th July by reviewing our operations and consulting with staff and our Visitors. We have updated our procedures to ensure the safety and confidence of our Visitors while creating a happy and fulfilling day at the COATS Centre. We have retained: testing, temperature and health checks, hand hygiene and regular cleaning. We have reduced the social distancing from 2 metres to 1 metre and abandoned the Visitor, staff and volunteer "bubbles". Mask wearing will be required on arrival and for close contact situations but will be left to the discretion of our Visitors under all other circumstances. We are committed to keeping all staff, Visitors and volunteers safe during their time at COATS. We are now in a position to start to take on new Visitors so please call Bernie on 01344 773464 to arrange a visit.
CELEBRATE SILVER SUNDAY WITH TEA FOR TWO – 3RD OCTOBER
October 3, 2021
COATS is celebrating Silver Sunday, the national day for older people on Sunday 3rd October. Silver Sunday aims to bring communities together to celebrate older people. As it’s difficult to do that at the moment, we are providing 150 FREE Tea for Two kits to help local seniors have their own a small celebration with a friend or family member.
As well as giving kits to the current users of The COATS Centre, customers in our Shop can pick up a kit if they are a senior themselves, or able to commit to having tea with a senior they know, on or around Silver Sunday
The kits contain cakes, pastries, tea and coffee and serviettes, as well as a “Happy Silver Sunday” card and information about the opportunities COATS offers for local seniors.
So celebrate older people on Silver Sunday with a friend, family member, or someone else you know; or take the opportunity to make contact with someone you’ve been meaning to speak with.
We’d love to see photos of your Silver Sunday Tea, so please share them with us. Perhaps tell us a little bit about the occasion and who joined you? If you are happy for these to appear on our Facebook page and website then e-mail your words and photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REOPENED MAY 17TH SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS
We normally open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm. and Friday 9am to 2:30pm (Closed on Public Holidays) and provide:
Fresh home cooked 2 or 3 course lunch at minimal cost. (£6). See Sample Menus.
Afternoon activities: including bowls, skittles, bingo, quizzes and keep fit. See Sample Activities.
Entertainers, including keyboard players, speakers, choirs and slide shows.
If you live in the Crowthorne area, we also provide a Minibus service from your front door to the Centre for just £3 per day.