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Age Exchange is recognised as the leading UK charity working in the field of reminiscence.

In 2013 Age Exchange celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Children of The Great War

Children of the Great War
Kurt Weinburg interviewed at our open day at RAF Hendon told the story of his father, Julias Weinburg (2nd right) German Army.

Age Exchange has been working with partner organisations across London to record Londoners family histories from the First World War. The focus of the project has been on the effect the War had on family life then and across the generations. It has been a truly powerful and moving experience for all who have worked with the people of London, young and old, to gather these unque and hitherto untold family histories. Events, filmed and recorded interviews, intergenerational workshops for schools, and public memory sharing open days have led to a wealth of material that will become part of: a touring exhibition, theatre production, and rest ultimately with the International First World War Archive, Europeana 1914-1918. To date we have recorded 105 interviews and digitalised 4,500 archive photos and artefacts from the public.

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If you have a family history from the War please join us at the penultimate public open day at the wonderful Greenwich and Bexley Hospice on the 9th of April where our team and the University of Oxford will be ready to meet you. See details below:

Children of the Great War Open Day

Wednesday 9th April 2014
11.00 - 4.00

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Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice
185 Bostall Hill
Abbey Wood

The event is FREE. Booking essential

To book a 30 minute slot to tell your family story, or for more information, please contact Vanessa Hill at GBCH on 0208 320 5812 vanessahill@gbch.org.uk

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Reminiscence Art and Dementia: Impact on Quality of Life - Seminar

3rd April 2014 10:00 - 4:00

Come and find out about our research. Suitable for care staff and providers, carers, commissioneers, funders, artists and therapists, researchers.

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Inquiries and bookings:
Alex Mustapha alex.mustapha@age-exchange.org.uk


Age Exchange

Pioneering initiative that will model future provision of Reminiscence Arts in Care

Reminiscence Arts and Dementia – Impact on Quality of Life (RADIQL), is a three year programme created by Age Exchange. The programme aims to provide a model of excellence in the provision of person-centred creative care for older people in South London. It seeks to improve the quality of life and wellbeing for the older people who participate in the programme, specifically those with dementia.

The initiative has been funded with a grant of £595,500 from Guy's and St Thomas' Charity in line with their ambitions to support innovation in health which will improve the health and wellbeing of the population of the two London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, but which may influence changes in policy and practice more widely.
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Centre Events

Age Exchange are delighted to announce an extensive programme of activities and events available in the new Reminiscence Centre and Bakehouse Building in Blackheath Village. These events are made possible through the generous support of The Merchant Taylors Company and Lewisham Council.

Events will include talks, classes and short courses as well as ongoing groups and meetings for community groups.

See the Centre Events page for more details

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Age Exchange on Film

Much of the charity’s work, particularly in mental health, is in closed sessions for participants, carers and family only.

However, you can view film of recent projects open to the public by visiting our YouTube site >

Our newly refurbished Centre, 'Number Eleven' Blackheath Village, is now open.

Come and visit us soon!

Opening Times:

Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Closed all Bank Holiday weekends

Road Scholar 2013

Road Scholar USA and Age Exchange Intergenerational Theatre 2013

For the third year running, Age Exchange have worked with Road Scholar on two summer programmes of intergenerational theatre with inspiring grandparents, parents and grandchildren from America.

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Training Programme

Our practical training programme has helped develop confident, capable and imaginative care and project workers for over 20 years.
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