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All Aboard with the National Maritime Museum

Age Exchange has been working with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on a special project setting sail on a journey through memories of travel and adventure. Our collaborative project “All Aboard” includes a series of reminiscences and creative arts activities inspired by the rarely seen travel journal collection at the National Maritime Museum (dating […]

A message from Age Exchange

A message from Chair of Trustees Bridget Prentice Our current CEO Rebecca Packwood will be leaving Age Exchange at the end of October to take up a new role as CEO of the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association (PSPA). She has been at Age Exchange for seven and a half years and it’s been a fantastic […]

Age Exchange is recruiting

This is a challenging and exciting time for Age Exchange. During the course of the pandemic we provided an innovative virtual service which made the finals of the National Dementia Care Awards. Now we find carers have witnessed their loved ones diagnosis progressing at an alarming rate and have been unable to take breaks for […]

Local artists raise funds for Age Exchange

We were delighted to receive over £1,100 from local art group SMAG following the success of their last art show. Chris and Carolyn Ashworth came along to Age Exchange to hand over the cheque which will help Age Exchange run K-Café, a creative group for people living with young onset dementia. SMAG’s latest show has […]

Sharing learning and experience with Hong Kong director Hoi-fai Wu

Just before the pandemic hit Age Exchange began sharing practice and exchanging ideas for collaboration with the renowned Hong Kong Theatre Director and film maker Hoi-fai Wu, who is currently focusing his work on the subject of end of life care. Sadly David Savill Artistic Director of Age Exchange was unable to travel to Hong […]

We are so excited to announce that Age Exchange has been selected for the final for the Outstanding Dementia Resource category in the National Dementia Care Awards 2020. Rebecca Packwood the CEO of Age Exchange said: “We are delighted to have made the finals of the national awards for our Reminiscence Arts Activity boxes we […]

Notice of third party data breach

28th July 2020 Age Exchange uses a supporter database owned by a company called Blackbaud. They are a market leader and provide a service to many charities and Universities both in the UK and abroad. We use their system to record our engagement with supporters and volunteers and it enables us to communicate easily with […]

Roy Hudd

By Malcolm Jones Arts & Education Coordinator, Age Exchange Age Exchange was very sad to hear of the passing of Roy Hudd, a patron of Age Exchange since 2007. We were delighted when, while he was performing in the West End in 2008, he came to do a fundraising Lunch and Listen with his wife […]

Combat Stress 100: a unique collaboration with Age Exchange

In May 2019 Age Exchange joined with the military mental health charity Combat Stress to create a nationwide programme to mark its centenary. Combat Stress 100 has aimed not only to share the remarkable history of Combat Stress but to engage with veterans and their families, enabling them to share their own story. All those […]

Combat Stress 100

2019 marks the centenary of Combat Stress, Britain’s oldest military mental health charity, serving veterans suffering from PTSD and other mental health conditions since the end of the First World War. Age Exchange is currently working in partnership with Combat Stress to deliver Combat Stress 100, a unique national project marking its centenary. Along with […]

Age Exchange showcase at the Catford Arts Trail

The fourth Catford Arts Trail will feature over 100 artists, designers and makers at 51 venues across Catford on 28-29 September and 6 October. It’s a free Open House event, to celebrate creativity in Catford, where local artists and makers will be showing their work in various homes and public spaces in SE6. Age Exchange […]

Pop-up art sale supporting Age Exchange at the White Box Gallery

Friends of Age Exchange have kindly been donated artwork by Iain Langlands, Blackheath resident and long-time supporter of Age Exchange allowing us to run this art sale. In addition other local residents have also donated art from their own collections. Frances and Graham High, owners the White Box art gallery in Blackheath, have generously agree to […]

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