Friends of Age Exchange

Welcome to the Friends of Age Exchange.  We support the work of Age Exchange, a charity based in Blackheath, south-east London, by raising income through membership subscriptions and fund-raising events as well as by raising awareness of the charity’s work. Age Exchange is the UK's leading reminiscence charity using memories and arts to bring people together, to make their lives better, to learn from and value each other and to build stronger families and communities.  It provides training to help NHS staff transform the treatment of older people, particularly Alzheimers's and dementia sufferers. The charity also hosts and runs Blackheath Village Library - a branch of the Lewisham public library service.

Friends News


Great to know that Age Exchange Café is in the finals of the Time Out Love London Awards. If you love our café, the staff and volunteers as we do, please hurry to vote for them HERE - the vote closes on Monday 31 October!

FOLLOW The Blackheath Christmas Fair on Twitter @blackheathfair for all the news and updates over the coming weeks #blackheathfair

See the exciting array of stalls we have signed up on our special Christmas Fair page


Friends & Volunteers of Age Exchange and Guests are invited to book for the Christmas Lunch to be held at the Clarendon Hotel SE3 0RW on Friday 2 December from 12.30 to 3.30 pm.  Find the menu, booking and other details on the Events page.

Joining the Friends

We are keen to attract new members to the Friends group to help support the valuable work of Age Exchange. Please click on the links above left to either join online or to download a form.

If you would like to find out more about the Friends of Age Exchange before joining up, please contact us on and we will be in touch soon.

Next event

Fri 28th October - 12 noon
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse - FREE
Lunchtime Concert in the Bakehouse - FREE

Bakehouse @ Age Exchange SE3 9LA

On the last Friday of each month (except July, August and December) the Friends of Age Exchange arrange a lunchtime concert given by students of Trinity Laban

At the October concert, Trinity Laban saxophones, led by Professor Melanie Jones, will play a varied programme of works for massed saxophones. 

Admission is free although there will be a retiring collection in aid of Age Exchange & Blackheath Village library.
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