About us


Hello! My name is Jo, founder and facilitator of The Welbeloved Club.

I have spent the last four years working with older people, and in that time it has become sadly very obvious how lonely older people are, especially at the weekend. In 2014, Age UK published findings of a recent survey. They found two fifths of all older people (about 3.9 million) say the television is their main company.

So, I took it upon myself to do something about this in my area (Bishop’s Stortford). In August 2017, I founded The Welbeloved Club, a monthly Sunday lunch club for those aged 65 and over, who are feeling lonely and/or socially isolated. The club pays tribute to my dear Great Grandma Doris Welbeloved, who, after several strokes, moved to a nursing home away from her family. As a result, she spent the last years of her life very much on her own.

The Welbeloved Club welcomes and encourages people who are living on their own and feeling lonely or socially isolated to join. We can’t wait to meet you!

Doris Welbeloved JPG


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