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How it works

To get started, simply sign up for a one-month free trial of Premium membership (normally £5 a month) - no card details required.

Once you've created your account you'll be able to view our full selection of live online events, connect to the community in the forums and start enjoying daily reads from our blog.

You'll also have the opportunity to book a welcome session with a member of our Community Team who can show you around and help you make the most of your membership!

With Premium membership (£5 a month) you can...

Join over 50 live online events every month

Connect with the community in our forums

Enjoy daily reads from our blog

Start your one-month free trial
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General information

  • What is The Joy Club?

    The Joy Club is an online activities club that brings people together over shared interests and provides inspiration for a joyful retirement.

    Members can try something new at professionally facilitated live online events every weekday, connect with a community of like-minded people in our forums and enjoy new interviews, features and stories with our daily blog.

    Whether you’d like to learn a new skill, put the world to rights with new friends or settle in to read our latest interview – there’s something to bring you joy at The Joy Club.

  • Can anyone become a member?

    Membership of The Joy Club is available to those living in the UK who have entered retirement or semi-retirement. As events and activities at The Joy Club all take place online, you will need to have access to the Internet in order to enjoy member benefits.

  • What events do you have?

    Members enjoy access to over live online 50 talks, classes and activities every month, including:

    • Tai Chi and Qigong
    • Solo dancing
    • Zumba and seated Zumba
    • Pilates
    • Chair Yoga
    • Creative writing class
    • Watercolour class
    • Book club
    • Live concerts
    • Mindfulness sessions
    • Listening ear support group
    • Face Yoga
    • Expert talks from historians, health professionals and academics

    … and much more! We add new sessions all the time, so there will always be something new to try.

  • What are the forums?

    The forums are where members can get to know each other, connect with the community and discuss their favourite blog posts and events. You are welcome to ask questions, share photos and talk about whatever interests you. The forums are moderated by members of the community.

  • What can I expect to read in your blog?

    Our blog is exclusive to members of The Joy Club and contains something interesting to read every day. Members can expect to enjoy a mixture of interviews, features and stories from specially commissioned writers AND from members themselves!

  • How do I become a member?

    You can become a member in just a couple of minutes. Simply:

    • Sign up for your one-month free trial of Premium membership (no card details required)
      • Explore our live online events and book your place
      • Connect with people who share your interests in our forums
      • Read new interviews, features and stories from our daily blog
    • Make the most of your retirement with The Joy Club!

Payment information

  • How much does it cost?

    Premium membership costs just £5 a month and you get a one-month free trial when you sign up – no card details required!

  • Do I have to provide my card details up front?

    No – we don’t do that!

  • Can I share my membership with a friend or partner?

    Your membership is just for you, so please don’t share your login details, links to live online events or promotional codes with anyone else. However, we would love you to recommend The Joy Club to anyone who you think might enjoy membership (so long as they have entered retirement, have Internet access and are based in the UK). If you share your unique referral code, then both you and your recommendee will earn a free month of Premium membership of The Joy Club, PLUS we’ll plant a tree when they become a member!

  • Are you going to spam me with emails?

    We’ll send you a few emails to help you get set up when you join. Our members love our weekly emails where we share inspiration for new activities and exciting member updates BUT if you would like to opt out of emails then you can do so at any time.

  • What if I want to cancel?

    You are free to cancel your membership with The Joy Club at any time. We won’t ask for your card details up front, so if you cancel your membership during your free Premium trial then no payment will be taken. If you cancel your membership after providing card details then no further payments will be taken.

  • When will my payment be taken?

    As a Premium member, your £5 monthly membership payment will be taken on the same day each month. For example, if you sign up for your free Premium trial on November 5th, then your first membership payment will be taken on 5th December (if you’ve provided your card details). The next membership payment will be taken automatically on 5th January, and so on.

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