Welcome to

image of HiARA logo for the Higham Active Retirement Association

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We are a voluntary, non-profit making, friendly organisation for the retired or semi-retired over 50’s. We are one of a number of similar organisations located in the towns and villages throughout Kent which together form KentARA. Our objective is to create an environment in which we can keep active in mind and body.

We meet on most Friday afternoons from 1-30pm until 4-00pm at Higham Memorial Hall, School Lane, Higham, Kent ME3 7JL. (Click here for a location map of the Memorial Hall.)


Our annual membership fee is £10-00.

Admission to all our activities is £1-00p for members, £1-50 Waiting List and £2-00 for guests.
Admission to our general meetings is free to members, £1-00 Waiting list and £1-50 for guests.

Currently we do not have a waiting list for membership and you may attend for one month free of charge to find out more about the Club, or just drop in any Friday afternoon or contact us at higham.hiara@gmail.com.
Alternatively you can apply for membership by completing this Membership Form.
[128Kb PDF file]
Existing members can renew their membership by completing this Renewal Form. [90Kb PDF file]  

Our bi-monthly two-page newsletter, ‘HiARA news’ is available to all members giving current information on activities and events
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Click for the latest issue of HiARA news
 Go to ‘Stop Press’ for any special news.

  Our monthly HiARA meetings usually take the following pattern:

Activity Afternoons

Monthly Meeting

1st Friday in the month

Art Group
New Age Kurling
Cards, Board games

2nd Friday in the month

Short Mat Bowls
New Age Kurling
Cards, Board games

3rd Friday in the month

Short Mat Bowls


Cards, Board games

Art Group

5th Friday in the month (when applicable)


4th Friday in the month

General meeting
(with a speaker on a topic of interest)

Take a leisurely stroll, (followed by lunch at a local hostelry!)
Luncheon Club
Join us for lunch from time to time at various venues

Committee Members

Liz Jeffery Chair 01474 747090

Joyce Evans Secretary 01634 221579 
Ian Robinson Treasurer
Jenny Mount Membership
Rod Stockford Activities
Pat Oakeshott Publicity
Iris Buss Committee Member

Sonia Greenwood Committee Member
George Tharby Committee Member

Jan Morriss Committee Member

If you have any comments, please speak to the relevant committee member.

HiARA is a member of KentARA.  Visit the KentARA website.

To contact any of the above Officers, please email hiara.higham@gmail.com

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