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

Find bargains at our monthly Book Sales

We hold a Book Sale in the Bakehouse Bookshop on the second Saturday of every month except August and December.  Our next Sale will be on Saturday 9 May from 10am to 4pm when we shall also be hosting Family Storytelling at 2pm as shown on the Events page.

Yummy Explorers coming to Blackheath!

An opportunity to discover more about introducing solid foods with confidence for you and your baby.  We're delighted that Delicious most Nutritious will be running their popular Yummy Explorers course in the Bakehouse starting on 23 April. For more detail see the Delicious most Nutritious website. 

Enjoy our regular FREE lunchtime concerts!

On the last Friday of each month (except August and December) the Friends of Age Exchange arrange a lunchtime concert given by students of Trinity Laban. The concerts are at 12 noon in the Bakehouse.  Admission is free although there is a retiring collection in aid of Age Exchange & Blackheath Village library.

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

Thu 23rd April - 10.30 to 11.45am
Yummy Explorers
Yummy Explorers

Bakehouse at Age Exchange SE3 9LA

Introducing solid foods for you and your baby up to 12 months old.  

A four week course weekly on Thursdays starting on 23 April and ending on 14 May.

Cost for the complete course:  £60 (£50 for Friends of Age Exchange) includes booklet with recipes and tips.  To book a place email here or phone 07857 040853.  

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