• Whist every Thursday afternoon!

  • Enjoy Weekly Pilates & Keep Fit Classes

  • Monthly Hailey Centre Cinema screenings.

  • Craft & Art Classes every week.

  • Join us for a delicious lunch Monday, Wednesday & Friday

The Meeting Place for the over Fifty Fives in Sawbridgeworth.

Art, Craft, Bingo, Whist, Outings, Keep Fit, Holidays, Lunches, Refreshment, Shopping Trips, Quizzes and much more... You're welcome to come and join us!
We are open 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 12 Noon Saturday.

Poplar Garden Centre
Tuesday 17th April SOLD OUT!

If you would like to join us on this trip to Poplar Nursery in Braintree, please see Sue or Deb in the office to book your place. Bus will leave the Hailey Centre in Sawbridgeworth at 10am. Cost is £10.00
#HaileyCentre #gardencentre #PoplarNursery

Tuesday 15th May - 10am

If you would like to join us on this trip to the fabulous Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, please see Sue or Deb in the office to book your place. Bus will leave the Hailey Centre in Sawbridgeworth at 10am. Cost is £18.00 (includes entrance fee to Park)
#HaileyCentre #PWP #ParadiseWildlifePark

Silver & Active Keep Fit
Every Monday 2.00-3.00 / Cost: £4.00 per session / Booking Essential

Exercise can energize your mood, relieve stress, help you manage symptoms of illness and pain, and improve your overall sense of well-being. In fact, exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic, and healthy as you get older. Join our in-house fitness instructor who will guide you through an hour of gentle exercise to help you maintain and improve your fitness levels

Art Club
Every Wednesday / 2.30-4.30pm / Cost: £4.00

Are you an established hobby artist or just looking to explore how to get started in drawing or painting ?
We have a very friendly bunch attending the club who will offer a very warm welcome and support to any new joiners.

Yoga (Beginners)
Every Tuesday 11.30-12.30 and 12.30-1.30pm/Cost: £4.00 per session / Booking Essential


Come along and experience the fringe.yoga method with the lovely Feyza, who’ll help and guide you. Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility, balance and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing, with some research showing that it is popular with people with arthritis for its gentle way of promoting flexibility and strength. Due to the popularity of the class, we have added an additional session – 12.30 to 1.30pm.

Tuesday Evening/ 7.00pm-8.00pm /8.00pm-9.00pm

Rebecca is running a Body Control Pilates class on Tuesday evenings at The Hailey Centre. If you’d like to book, please contact Rebecca directly rbcyoung2@yahoo.com or mobile: 07503 539438. Cost: £5 per session.
#Pilates #HaileyCentre #community #keepfit

Chair Based Fitness Fun Hour
Every Monday and Thursday 10.15-11.15. / Cost: £3.00 / Booking Essential

Come along and join us for an hour of chair based fitness and fun with the lovely Julie. Make new friends, enjoys some laughs whilst improving your all round fitness and mobility levels.
Exercises designed to suit all abilities.

Vacancy for a Cook

The Hailey Centre currently has a vacancy for a cook. Ideally we’re looking for someone who has a Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (although for the right person training would be given) and who is able to work Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-1.30pm and Thursday 9.30am-1pm. Work will include planning menus, preparing food to a budget and ensuring Environmental Health regulations are strictly adhered to. (Competitive rate of pay.) If you are interested, please contact the Centre Manager (Sue Fitzwilliams) for further information/application form. Tel: (01279) 721221 or e-mail: haileycentre@gmail.com

Whist Club
Every Thursday / 1.45-4.00pm /

Come along to our friendly Club where new members are made very welcome, even if they have never played before. Our existing members will be only too happy to help you to get started until you pick up the basics of the game. As we have around 20 players attending each Whist Drive, you can either come along on your own or, if you prefer, bring some friends with you.

Tesco and Sainsbury's Shopping Bus
Tesco, The Range & Home Bargains Shopping Bus : Departs 9am - Wednesday 7th March 2018 - Cost £3.50 / Sainsbury's Shopping Bus : Monday 19th March 2018. Cost £3.50 - Please book in office as limited places are available.

Both buses will collect you from your home address – so you need to be ready to be picked up from 9am. The Tesco Bus will be calling at Tesco, Home Bargains and The Range. The Sainsbury Bus will call at Sainsbury’s only. Both cost £3.50. Please book in the office to secure your place.

The Welbeloved Club
Sunday lunch held on the 1st Sunday of every month. Arrival for 12pm with lunch served at 12.30pm.

We are delighted to welcome Jo Gill to The Hailey Centre on the first Sunday of every month. As founder of the Welbeloved Club Jo, and her fabulous group of volunteers, will be providing a 2 course hot meal, for £5, for those members of our community aged 65+. Booking is essential! For further information and/or to book please contact Jo Gill directly on 07906 873939.

For further information visit The Welbeloved website

Lunch Club
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 12.30pm / Cost: £5.00 / Booking Essential

Enjoy a delicious home cooked nutritional two course meal, made on the premises from scratch by our team every Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime from 12.30pm. Our fabulous volunteers will look after you – so you’ll soon feel that you are out for lunch with a great group of friends! £5.00 including tea or coffee. It’s easy to book – just pop in to the office and speak to Sue or Deb.
(Subsidised transport can be provided if necessary – just ask to find out more.)

Our Famous Bacon Rolls
Join us on the first Saturday of every month for our now famous Bacon Rolls. No need to book, just drop in between 10am and 12 Noon - 7th April 2018!

Receive a warm welcome from our famous Queen of bacon rolls, Pat, along with our team of merry volunteers who are waiting to say hello and provide you with delicious locally sourced bacon rolls and hot drinks. Come along and meet new and old friends at the warm and comfortable Hailey Centre.

Wednesday Mornings - 9.30am to 11.30am

We are delighted to welcome back to The Hailey Centre the fab team at Hertswise, a service designed with people living with dementia, low level memory loss or mild cognitive impairment, and their friends, family and carers. It’s provided by a partnership of community and voluntary groups to ensure they can provide the kind of support that you need.
For further information about #Hertswise click on the following link#Hertswise website

Volunteers Needed
Can you help us to provide a valuable service to our community?

The Hailey Centre needs your help! If you can spare an hour or two on Thursdays to help us out at lunchtime (between 12 and 2pm) please get in touch. We serve lunch to 20-30 people on average and as you can imagine that’s a lot of clearing and washing up! If you do want to help us to provide this valuable service to our lovely over-55’s, please get in touch with Sue or Deb (Hailey Centre telephone number: 01279 721221). We understand that you all have lots to do too, so a once a month commitment (at your convenience) would still be much appreciated!

Liz's Cafe
Every Thursday - 11.30 - 1.00pm / Cost: from £3.50

Join us at Liz’s Cafe where we will be serving Homemade Soup and bread roll, or a filling jacket potato with topping, both with a hot drink – prices from £3.50. Let us know in the office if you’ll be joining us – booking not essential but advisable.

The Hailey Fun Quiz
Tuesday 13th March 2018 / 2.00-4.00pm / Cost £4.00 to include light refreshments.

Come along and show off your retention for trivia at our ever popular monthly quiz. You are guaranteed at the very least to have a great deal of fun whilst being entertained by our quizmaster double act Eddie & Peter. If that is not enough to tempt you, then I am sure that our home made cream scones and the chance to win cash prizes will ! (Payment at time of booking please.)

HOY! Bingo
Tuesday 6th March / 2.00pm-4.00pm / Cash Prizes

Join us for a game of Hoy! Bingo on Tuesday 6th March. Not only can you win cash AND prizes, you can meet up with old friends (and make new ones too!) Don’t be shy, come along and give us a try – £5 for 5 games! (Includes light refreshments). #Bingo #HaileyCentre #community #fun

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Debbie is in the process of organising some great trips for you all this year and I hope they will be well supported.  If you have any specific requests please see us in the office.   As we buy the shopping for our lunches in advance of the day it is essential ...


I hope you all had a good Christmas and are looking forward to 2018.   There are still a few places left for our New Year Lunch on Thursday 18th January and the cost is £30.00 which includes transport from Sawbridgeworth if required.  Please book your place in the office.  I’m sure, ...


Hello Folks,   A Happy New Year to all of you and I do hope that you all had a splendid Christmas.   Something that has stuck in my mind was the snow and very cold weather we had in mid-December.  On one of the Saturdays, while it was snowing hard, I went to ...