All about The Joy Club!
The Joy Club is an online community for the modern retiree that empowers members to make the most of their retirement. Members can learn new things, make new connections and discover the things they truly love through The Joy Club’s wide variety of live online events and growing library of on-demand videos and articles. From exercise classes to creative writing workshops, fascinating historical lectures to scientific talks, they have something for everyone.
One of The Joy Club’s long-standing members, Kathy Feest, shares her experiences as a member and tells GrandNanny what The Joy Club means to her…
My life would be so different without The Joy Club! I am a long standing member of this online activities club and consider myself lucky to be a part of this thousands-strong community.
The Joy Club’s Founder CEO, Hannah Thomson, was inspired to start The Joy Club by her Granny Jean, for whom retirement was the most joyful chapter of her life. When Hannah lost Granny Jean to dementia, she wanted to pay tribute to her by bringing her sense of joy, adventure and passion for meeting new people to as many others as possible. Hannah clearly adored her active and adventurous Granny Jean and this love was etched into every decision that eventually became The Joy Club community.
Hannah’s mission became to provide other retired people with access to the things that would bring them happiness in their retirement.
And The Joy Club sure has worked for me! I’ve been a member since the early days and have written many articles that I’ve been able to share with the community. In addition, I’ve run workshops over the years and met many of my fellow members virtually. During my ‘Empower hour’ sessions, we remind ourselves of our own strengths and share life experiences with one another. What’s more, I’ve been a part of the Member Steering Group and discovered how the ‘engine room’ of The Joy Club functions.
All of their hard work has recently been recognised in several different ways, which I consider to be something to shout about. They are too unassuming to bang their own drum, but – as a fan of this club – I can do a bit of that on their behalf.
Impact Fifty recently named them as one of the top fifty most meaningful companies to work for in the UK. They received this accolade alongside the likes of much bigger and longer established companies such as MIND, UNICEF and Patagonia. In order to be considered, the employees are asked to write testimonials that share what it’s like to work where they do. To receive this award is a brilliant achievement by an exceptional team. We club members are in good hands!
They also recently won a Global Business Tech Award – being named as the HealthTech Company of the Year. This reflects the work The Joy Club does to help support the wellbeing of all of us through access to physical exercise, intellectual stimulation and social connection.
How good is that? We members know that we’re are in good hands, but isn’t it nice that others are noticing that too?
As I write, this inspiring group is up for yet another award! They have been shortlisted in two categories for this year’s Hustle Awards; Hannah has been shortlisted for Founder of the Year and the whole team is up for Social Impact Heroes of the Year. Watch this space!
So if you’re looking to meet new people who are at a similar life-stage to you, or discover the passions you may not have had time for during your working life, then The Joy Club is the place for you. Through their wide variety of live online events and vast library of on-demand content (including countless videos and wonderful articles written by members like myself), you can truly make the most of your retirement – this precious chapter in our lives.
The Joy Club would love to welcome you to its thriving online community.
Members of the GrandNanny community can try The Joy Club FREE for two months with promo code GRANDNYJOY (£9.99 p/m after free trial). No card details required. Cancel at any time. No strings attached.