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

Young Friends Week @ Blackheath Village Library

We're running FREE events for children during half-term from Saturday 25 October to Saturday 1 November.  For up-to-date details check our Events page or the Lewisham online diary.  Face painting, craft workshops, learn to knit sessions and story telling for children to enjoy.    

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 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

Thu 30th October - 2 to 2.45pm & 3 to 3.45pm
Young Friends Event - Learn to Knit (aged 6+) - FREE
Young Friends Event - Learn to Knit (aged 6+) - FREE

Bakehouse @ Age Exchange SE3 9LA

Have fun with the Age Exchange Knitting Group learning how to knit.  There are two separate sessions with ten places available for each session.  Bring your own needles - but we can provide them for you at a cost of £1. Please book your FREE place by collecting a ticket from the Box Office @ Age Exchange - or send an email request to with your contact details with the age of the child participant and we will reserve one for you (while places remain). 

This event is part of Young Friends Week at Age Exchange & Blackheath Village Library

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