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

Step Inside a Story for 0-5s

Friends of Age Exchange invite you to join with Barefoot Books Greenwich West for sessions of stories, singing and crafts for 0-5s in the Studio at Blackheath Village Community Library SE3 9LA. Weekly on Tuesdays at 10.15 to 11am from 10 March to 31 March.

Great discount offer for Friends of Age Exchange!

Blackbird Boutique in Blackheath Village is offering all Friends of Age Exchange 20% on all purchases made in the shop from Thursday 5 March to Sunday 8 March inclusive.  The discount available to Friends at all other times is 10%. Discounts obtained by showing membership card.  Blackbird is open Mon to Fri 9.30-17.30, Sat 10-17.30, Sun 11-16.30.   Thank you Blackbird for your support!

Calling all stallholders - apply NOW for this year's Blackheath Christmas Fair!

See Christmas Fair page for details

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

Sat 14th March - 7.30pm
Simon Standage and Friends - a Concert in aid of Age Exchange in association with Blackheath Conservatoire
Simon Standage and Friends - a Concert in aid of Age Exchange in association with Blackheath Conservatoire

St Margaret's Church SE13 5EA

Programme includes music by Telemann, Bach, Vivaldi, Leclair and Rameau.  

Tickets: £12 adults (£10 if ticket holder is a Friend of Age Exchange), free for 16s and under. Buy your tickets online here or in person at Age Exchange SE3 9LA.  Also available at the door while tickets remain.

An opportunity not to be missed to hear a performance by a local violinist with an international reputation. 

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