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

Booking now open for Coach Trip to Penshurst Place & Hever Castle

We are now taking bookings for In the Footsteps of the Tudors - our next coach trip.  See our Events page for more detail. 

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 21st August - 1 to 3pm
Friends Friday - Being a Child Evacuee in the War. Speaker: Tony Lord
Friends Friday - Being a Child Evacuee in the War.  Speaker: Tony Lord

Age Exchange Bakehouse

Friends Fridays are held on the third Friday of each month to give Friends and their guests the opportunity to listen to a speaker, socialise and share tea & cake.  

Our speaker on Friday 21st August will be Tony Lord - local historian, writer & author.  Tony's regular nostalgic features in the Mercury newspaper are highly popular with the readership. He was a pupil at Colfe's Grammar School (then located in Lewisham Hill) when it was evacuated to Tunbridge Wells at the early years of the Second World War.  He is an entertaining speaker so we are much looking forward to hearing his tales of his experiences as an evacuee. 

ADMISSION: FREE for Friends, £5 for Guests

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