Who we are

The Riverside Dover is an independent local charity, formerly known as Age Concern Dover.  A day centre has run at this site since 1989.

Our dedicated staff and volunteers enable us to offer a range of services in Dover and the surrounding rural areas to older adults and their carers.

We offer a number of activities at our Riverside Centre in Dover.

Our mission

Promoting dynamic services, support and activities which help adults share and enjoy a richer community and personal life


Opening hours

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 3:30pm

Saturday & Sunday – Closed

Contact us

01304 207 268


The Riverside Centre
Maison Dieu Gardens
CT16 1RL

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    Our Services


    At The Riverside Centre we aim to provide vital support and life-enhancing services to people in later life, serving people in Dover and surrounding rural villages.

    We provide an extensive range of personalised services for the needs of older people and the wider community.

    All our staff are caring and committed to providing the best service possible.

    Click on any of the headings to find out more information.

    For further enquiries about all our services please call 01304 207268 or complete the form at the bottom of the page

    Meal delivery service

    We are able to deliver a 2 course lunch for £7.50 to your door every day (excluding Saturday), a tea can be added for an additional £3.50


    Lunch & Refreshments


    Our centre is open from 9am to 3pm, our 2 course lunch is served Monday – Friday at 12:15pm or if you prefer enjoy a light snack and drink from our snack bar

    Centre Hire

    Our centre is available for hire for day and evening events, we offer competitive prices and can provide hot drinks and snacks if required.

    Day Centre

    Our popular day centre aims to help older people to be independent , improve quality of life and spend time with other people.

    Weekly activities

    At out centre we have a wide range of daily activities where anyone can join in, activities start from 10am.

    Exercise classes

    We offer weekly Move it or lose it fitness classes which can be completed seated or standing


    We offer 30 minute Footcare appointments in our onsite clinic room for £17.00




    We have Men’s and Women’s Hairdressing appointments available every Friday in our onsite salon at competitive prices


    Information & Advice

    Riverside Dover can provide free impartial information and advice from our trained member of staff

    To find out more about our services complete the below form

      Fresh & Nutritious

      Our centre is open for a 2 course lunch for £6.50 & snacks Mon – Fri

      We also offer our 2 course lunch delivered hot to your door Mon – Fri & Sun for £7.50, a Tea can be added for an additional £3.50

      Menu for week beginning

      20th September*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)


      Burger OR Sausage, chips & beans

      Sultana sponge & custard


      Pork steaks in a leek sauce, boiled potatoes, peas & carrots

      Orange & cream gateaux


      Sliced chicken, roast potatoes, green beans & swede


      Chicken korma & rice

      Jelly, fruit & cream


      Minced beef & onion pie, mash potato, cauliflower & peas

      Strawberry cheesecake


      Liver & bacon, boiled potatoes carrots & cabbage

      Apple strudel OR Flapjack


      Choice of soup, salad or stew (delivered on Friday for £5)


      Roast lamb,  roast potatoes & seasonal vegetables & Yorkshire pudding

      Fruit crumble & custard


      Lunch £7.50  Lunch & Tea £11

      Tea: Sandwich of your choice & 3 other snack items

      Alternatives available this week are;

      Jacket potato, salad, savoury mince,  chicken.

      Tinned fruit and cream, fresh fruit and cheese & biscuits are always available as a dessert alternative.

      *Menu may be subject to change

      Menu for week beginning

      27th September*

      (Available in the Centre & for delivery)


      Cottage pie, cauliflower & broccoli

      Lemon tart & cream


      Chicken casserole, boiled potatoes, swede & green beans

      Ginger sponge & custard


      Sausage & mash, cabbage, carrots & onion gravy

      Fruit crumble & custard


      Fish pie with cheesy mash, peas & grilled tomatoes

      Meringue nest, fruit & cream


      Hunter’s chicken, mini roasts, green beans & carrots

      Strawberry flan


      Choice of soup, salad or stew (delivered on Friday for £5)


      Roast pork, roast potatoes & cabbage & roasted parsnips, Yorkshire pudding & gravy

      Home made apple pie & custard

      Lunch £7.50  Lunch & Tea £11

      Tea: Sandwich of your choice & 3 other snack items

      Alternatives available this week are;

      Jacket potato, salad, savoury mince,  chicken.

      Tinned fruit and cream, fresh fruit and cheese & biscuits are always available as a dessert alternative.

      *Menu may be subject to change

      Light snacks

      (Available in the Centre)

      Sandwiches – From £1.50

      Toasted sandwiches – From £1.60

      Beans or egg on 2 slices of Toast – £2.00

      Bacon/Sausage Baguette – £1.80

      Sausage rolls – 40p

      Cupcakes – From 45p

      Slice of cake – 75p

      Scone & butter – 50p

      Scone, cream & jam – £1.00

      Biscuits – 40p

      Crisps – 60p

      Hot & Cold Drinks

      Tea   £1.00

      Coffee   £1.00

      Hot Chocolate   £1.00

      Cans 80p

      Bottled water 70p

      Upcoming events



      Saturday 11th September – Coffee and open morning 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      This is your chance to take a look around the centre and see what we have to offer. You will also get a free drink and slice of cake.


      Sunday 26th September – Roast Dinner 12:15pm – 1pm

      Join us in the centre where you can have a 2 course Sunday lunch with a drink for £6.50 – Bookings only – call 01304 207268 to reserve



      Sunday 31st October – 2 course Sunday roast with a Halloween twist!

      Enjoy a 2 course lunch with a hot drink all for £6.50



      Sunday 28th November – 2 course Sunday roast 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

      Join us for our 2 course Sunday lunch from 12:15 pm – Call 01304 207268 to book



      Friday 17th December – Riverside Dover Christmas Party, time TBC

      Join us for a wonderful evening of Christmas celebrations, with a 2 course Christmas dinner, entertainment and games



      Friday 28th January – Murder mystery evening – details TBC

      Support Us

      With your help the Riverside Centre can continue to reach out to more older people in the Dover community to give them the support they so desperately need.

      Your donations go towards the centre being able to provide a community hub for adults over the age of 50 offering social opportunities, activities, food & drink, essential support, advice and friendship. We also offer a range of services for the whole community.

      It could be someone who is struggling with chronic loneliness or they need advice to help them cope with the problems later life can bring, no one should feel they have no one to turn to. 

      With your help we can support so many more people, giving them the support, advice and companionship they need.

      Thank you.

      You can help us by making a donation in person, over the phone or by cheque.

      Donate now button coming soon.

      If you would like to find out more about how your donations support The Riverside Centre please call 01304 207268 or complete the below form.


        August 2021

        Food satisfaction survey – The Riverside Centre aims to provide quality meals all those who attend. In July 2021 we asked our clients to complete a food satisfaction survey to determine how satisfied they were with the quality and variety of the meals.

        Click the link below to view the results

        An Audit of Food Satisfaction 2021


        We are now happy to bring back some of our much loved daily activities and events, take a look at out weekly activities page to see what we have on offer.



        Newsletter April 21

        The Riverside Centre Charity Shop

        The Riverside Centre Charity shop is located in Biggin Street, Dover.

        The proceeds from our shop go directly to The Riverside Centre to help provide the support that we offer.

        Our high street shop has many different items for sale such as men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, Toys and games, home furnishings, bric a brac, books plus much much more.

        We regularly post to FacebookTwitter and Instagram with special offers, promotions and stock.

        Online shop coming soon


        We are continuing to recieve donations at our shop on the below days, however donations are currently limited to 2 bags per day

        Mondays – 9am – 3pm

        Wednesday – 9am – 3pm

        Fridays – 9am – 3pm