Age-Link is a registered charity, established in 1975.
Our aim is to bring comfort to those elderly persons who may be lonely. This may be because they are housebound, blind or partially blind, wheelchair bound, or living alone without family. We have sixteen groups covering twenty three areas in Greater London, and we are very keen to extend our activities to other areas in order to help as many as possible.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life. We help approximately 400 disadvantaged pensioners, with the aid of 500 volunteers. 100 of these dedicated volunteers have been with Age-Link for more than thirty years. We also work with the organisations such as Rotary and Lions clubs, Sai Centres, schools, Girl Guide groups and other organisations.
Explained below, are the main activities in which Age-Link regularly engages.
1. Monthly trips
A Sunday outing is organised once a month for a group of twelve elderly guests. A typical afternoon would start with a sightseeing drive, followed by a tea party at the home of a volunteer hostess. Such parties provide our guests with the opportunity to chat together with one another and with our volunteers, play Bingo, or even participate in a 'Sing song'.
2. Theatre trips
Age-Link organises theatre trips. Performances are followed by tea parties for our elderly guests.
3. Summer trips to the Seaside
Age-Link organises summer coach trips to seaside resorts. Sightseeing, lunch, and entertainment by local artists are also provided for our elderly guests.
4. Summer Boat trips
Age-Link organises sightseeing boat trips on the River Thames, again with lunch and local entertainment.
5. Christmas parties
In December Age-Link organises around four to five Christmas parties across London. The parties start with a reception, followed by a traditional Christmas lunch, a visit from Santa Claus bearing Christmas gifts, and multicultural entertainment.
* PLEASE NOTE our elderly guests do not incur any expense from accessing Age-Link services