Caring Together service for older people with dementia and their carers

Age Exchange is planning to reopen Caring Together services on the 4th of May, with previous precautions in place – including the wearing of masks, social distancing and fewer people at each group.

There are options to meet via online sessions instead or connect with the service in other ways. Please see our Virtual Day Care for more information.

Age Exchange’s Caring Together Service helps older people to improve their lives by using reminiscence and the arts. We support people living with long-term conditions like dementia, and their carers, by providing group activities throughout the week, and one-to-one tailored support for carers in the community.

We work with carers at The Exchange in Blackheath, giving  you advice, support and somewhere to relax and have fun.

Inspired Caring
Monday, 12-1.30pm
Mixed activities and social support session for older people receiving care and their carers.

Day Care Service
Tuesday, 11-12.30pm
This is a day care service for older people who live with dementia and their carers,  in the boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark. The service is designed to engage both carer and cared for in meaningful, sensory activity; music, movement, craft, and reminiscence.

Artful Caring
Wednesday, 1.30-3pm
Arts and craft activities for older people receiving care and their carers from any area. No artistic experience necessary!

Kaleidoscope Café and Café Connect 
Fortnightly Thursday, 11am-12.30pm
Groups for under 65s living with young-onset dementia and those who provide care as family, friends or staff. All welcome to join us for activities, and support.

Chair-based movement
Friday, 2.30-4pm
Chair-based movement sessions for cared for who live with dementia and other disabilities and those who are carers, with easy-to-follow exercise routines to music. 

Sundays at Sunfields (currently suspended)
Monthly Sunday, 1-4pm
Group welcoming ALL older people and their carers to join us for lunch and lighthearted activities, including reminiscence, arts and music. Sunfields Methodist Church, 95 Old Dover Road, Blackheath, London SE3 8SJ

We welcome anyone identifying as a carer whether they are family, friends, neighbours, agency workers, live-in carers or staff looking after someone. If you would like to access any of these services, please send us a message or call Aga for other services on 0208 318 9105  

To find out more about how Age Exchange uses reminiscence arts practice, read about RADIQL™, our dementia research.