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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 […]

My work experience blog

Written by Yazmin Day 1 I arrived at 10 o’clock in the morning and already the café was busy and booming with happy customers. I was then taken upstairs and introduced to the bookkeeping team who were very welcoming and helpful. I was taken on a tour and everywhere was filled with people talking and […]

Blog about my work experience at Age Exchange

Written by Quinn Tuesday 25/06/19 Over the time that I’ve been here (one day so far) the people have been friendly, and welcoming to me. There have been a lot of interesting things going on that I didn’t know could happen in Age Exchange, e.g. they have concerts and yoga lessons as well as dementia […]

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 […]

Pioneering Dementia Service Opens In Manchester

The former Labour MP, Hazel Blears, opened the launch of a pioneering new dementia service in Manchester on Friday, named the ‘EachStep Club’, that uses arts, creativity and reminiscence to transform the lives of people living with dementia. The launch of the new arts-based dementia day care service, which is being held in partnership between […]

Age Exchange: Blackheath’s community space for a coffee, a read and an activity

  Where can you find a library, a café, a bijou shabby-chic garden, enjoy arts and fitness classes and take part in supporting older carers and people with dementia?  The answer is the Age Exchange in Blackheath. Invited to have a look around, I visited on the last of this February’s ‘mini-Spring’ days, with my […]

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