Age Concern City of London is the new charity for older residents of the City of London.
We are here to provide help, support, and 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 is developing its activities in the City in partnership with Age UK London, a range of local organisations and corporate partners. If you would like to be involved in shaping this development, please contact us.
“Age Concern City of London has been speaking informally to some of the older people in the City about what is important for them. We will be developing this conversation over the coming months and will be working to raise funds and resources and organisations to work with and for older people in the City of London.”
Samantha Mauger, Chief Executive of Age UK London
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.
Building up our volunteering base means we can support more older people to have a better quality of life – whether it’s attending a Techy Tea Party, going on a health walk, or visiting a museum, park or gallery. We’re engaging older City residents in volunteering, and we’re also working with corporate volunteers to forge links between businesses and local communities. City Volunteers is funded by Awards 4 All.
We are funded by the Wakefield Tetley Trust to work with the most disadvantaged communities in the square mile. These include Bangladeshi women, and isolated older people living alone. The project combats digital and social exclusion through a range of initiatives such as our regular book group, trips, events and tailored IT support.
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.
Age Concern City of London operates throughout the City of London and its boundaries can be seen below, please click on the map for higher resolution:
Map retrieved from Stanfords, 04.08.15.