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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 […]

Guest blogger visits Age Exchange

  Many of you will know, that I live in Blackheath, London and I have done for most of my life. Living in the area for so long has meant that I’ve been to most of the restaurants, shops and other amenities that Blackheath has to offer – including Age Exchange located in the heart […]

99 mile cycle, Devon coast to coast: why our CEO is facing this challenge solo

Our CEO takes on a behemoth fundraising endeavor, but why the grueling challenge? “At the end of September I will be cycling 99 miles over 2 days from Ilfracombe to Plymouth, to raise funds for Age Exchange.  “I say 99 miles, but with wrong turns and some bad map reading, it’s likely to be further. […]

Community Integrated Care and Age Exchange unveil partnership

Blackheath-based Age Exchange has merged with one of the UK’s largest health and social care charities, Community Integrated Care. Age Exchange, the renowned national centre for reminiscence arts announces a ground-breaking partnership with Community Integrated Care, marking the start of an exciting new chapter for both charities. The exciting partnership enables Age Exchange to benefit […]

‘The Living Stage’ – join our premier theatre design study course for people over 55

Age Exchange was built on creativity, reminiscence and theatre, way back when we were founded as a Theatre Trust in the 80’s. This course should delight AE stalwarts and newcomers alike. The third installment in our ‘Acting Up at Our Age‘ series of affordable, informative adult education courses for people over 55, ‘The Living Stage’ […]

The Exchange shortlisted for Independent Retailer 2018

The Exchange has been shortlisted for Independent Retailer Award in the Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards! Please follow the link to CAST YOUR VOTE for Blackheath Village’s premier community hub! For over 30 years, Age Exchange has operated a one of a kind reminiscence centre, which has evolved to a community hub set up to […]

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