Age Concern City of London is the Charity for Older Residents of the Square Mile.
We are here to provide help and support to older people in the City of London by creating new opportunities for learning, volunteering, socialising, and enhancing health and wellbeing.
Of the 7600 people living in the Square Mile, 1100 are over 65, and a third are within our target group of over 50s. We want to work with, not just for, older people, to achieve our vision of a City which is as healthy, happy, inclusive and age-friendly as it can be.
Age Concern City of London, in partnership with Age UK East London, offer a Befriending service to City residents of any age. Recipients of the service benefit from access to our combined resources, such as Home Help, advocacy support, digital inclusion, film club, trips and outings, exercise classes and our walking group.
Every month we run trips and outings to all sorts of places of interest, both in the City and further afield.
Whether it’s art and architecture or flora and fauna, seaside, countryside, or hidden gems in the heart of the City, we’re sure there will be something to take your interest. Come on your own or with a friend. Most trips are free.
For book-lovers (and cake-lovers!) we have our regular audiobook group with Amazon Audible.
For technophobes and technophiles alike we have a monthly coffee morning and gadget clinic offering IT support.
Good for your heart, your head and your wallet, our Square Mile Health Walks are the best way to get fit and active in the City. No need to book, just come along to one of our free, fun and friendly health walks suitable for all abilities.
MSWG is a group of older BAME women living on or near Mansell Street estate in the east of the City. We support them to run a monthly coffee morning focussing on health and wellbeing; a lunch club for elders; a weekly fitness class; trips; gardening; gadget clinics and more.
The Memory Group meets on a Tuesday afternoon, and is a safe space for older people who may be experiencing memory difficulties, or who have a diagnosis of dementia, and their carers.
City Carers support anyone living in the square mile who is an informal carer for another person. They hold a coffee morning every 4th Tuesday of the month on Golden Lane estate, which anyone is welcome to attend.
City advice is a free advice service that offers confidential and impartial advice to help people in the City of London manage their everyday problems, such as debt, legal issues, welfare benefits and more.
Where do we work?
Age Concern City of London operates throughout the City of London and its boundaries can be seen below:
Map credit to Christian Tate