The indefatigable team at our Open Age hub have a wonderful programme of classes and events to nurture your creative soul, edify your mind and assist your well-being.
Since moving premises from our beloved Beethoven Centre to The New Avenues a year ago, membership has gone from strength to strength but there’s still room for more!
The (not so) new location has plenty of room for crafts and physical pursuits and we all have our fingers crossed that they’ll find a suitable replacement for the wonderful cafe that Petersham Nurseries supplied. The great thing is that when the Open Age folks leave at 4pm, it reverts back to a vibrant youth centre. It is a jewel in our community.
It is a hub in the true sense of the word. Claire and Geoff are on hand, ably assisted by a variety of volunteers to make it a place where you can relax in great company. They even have their own community library shelves. Open Age is a charity and work so hard to help people of all abilities. They recently won the Regional Project Award in the Festival of Learning. If you watch this film, you might even see some of your neighbours featured!
Take a look at all the activities on offer this term by clicking here or see below. There are also various trips to places that you may have wanted to visit but were reluctant to do on your own.
We are so lucky to have this facility right on our doorstep. If you know anyone aged over 50, tell them to pop into the building and have a look around. For someone who is housebound or less able to get out and about there are various phone-based discussions to join.
Open Age is supported by outreach groups all around the city including a very lovely team from Marks & Spencer but they ARE a charity and if you feel you can make a contribution, they have a Just Giving page. Donations are accepted from people of any age. You could even mention that you read about them here!