Open Age

Open Age

Charity information

Open Age

Open Age is a user led charity providing 170 low cost physical, creative & mentally stimulating, learning & health related activities for 1,000 people over 50 and into their 90's each week. Activities cover anything from T'ai Chi to IT!

Activities run from 50 different sites including community centres, sheltered housing, church halls, libraries & sports centres most of which are located in deprived areas.

We also have programmes to offer free support to unpaid carers to have some fun and time for themselves - this helps them look after friends and family. Other programmes include link-up workers to support people into activities and telephone based activity groups for the completley housebound, and Matrix accredited information, advice & guidance to help unemployed people back into work or training.

Our services promote better health & wellbeing, encourage interaction, help reduce loneliness, isolation & depression across the social spectrum for people over 50 - helping build happy, healthy communities.

On behalf of all the people who use our services - thank you for your support, it is much needed!