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Dementia Friends Session 16th May

225,000 people develop dementia in the UK every year. There are over 1,700 people living with dementia in Southwark, but people with dementia can live well and independently for many years. By helping other people to understand the daily challenges they face, you can play your part too. There are still spaces left on our Dementia Friends Information…

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A Focus on Link Age Southwark’s Groups

We offer over 25 friendly activity groups across Southwark, run by our fantastic volunteers. Below are some groups which would particularly love to welcome new members. Please call 020 8299 2623 to join any of our groups —we provide transport where possible: Bridge Group Our long-standing Bridge Group would like to invite new members to…

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Welcome to Gemma Kern and goodbye to Michele

As Link Age Southwark grows and develops, so do our staff. Please see some changes happening in the team: Michele McKeown left us on 28th April after 9 years as a dedicated member of the team. We will all miss her as she pursues career opportunities closer to her new home in Swanley. Michele says,…

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New Link Age Southwark Posters

Our new Business Patron, WaterBear Design, has created some lovely new posters to help us recruit volunteers and make more older people aware of our services. Look out for these posters in your local area!

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Fabulous fundraiser Dawn

Our fabulous fundraiser Dawn has run the Barcelona Marathon and is running the Vitality London 10,000 race in May. Support her fundraising efforts here: http://bit.ly/2o1hYWO. Thanks for your commitment to raising money to support local older people, Dawn!

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Community Newsletter Spring 2017

Our Spring 2017 Community Newsletter is now available to view. This bran new newsletter  will keep our supporters and community contacts up to date with news about our services for older people. This issue includes a reminder about how to refer people over 60 to our services, upcoming fundraising event dates and information about new groups in SE5,…

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Dementia Friends Information Session

We are offering a Dementia Friends Information Session to our volunteers on 21st March 2017, 6-7pm at Dulwich Community Hospital. Dementia Friends is a social action movement that aims to increase understanding of dementia and inspire people to take action to support people affected by dementia in their community. If you are befriending someone with…

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Inspirational Women

On Wednesday evening, Helena and Melissa from Link Age Southwark joined East Dulwich WI for a special meeting to celebrate International Women’s Day. Link Age Southwark service user Barbara Hall MBE spoke about her experiences as Britain’s longest serving crossword compiler and as a coder in the Wrens during WW2. Barbara, 94, got her first contract…

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Interview with May, 98

One of our Trustees, Juanita, recently interviewed May, 98, about the difference Link Age Southwark has made to her life. May has been using Link Age Southwark’s services for 13 years and regularly attends our bridge group and lunch group.

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