Open Age established in 1993, is a user led charity working across Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster enabling older people, from 50 to over 100 years of age, to sustain their physical and mental fitness, maintain active lifestyles and develop new and stimulating interests.
The charity provides a wide range of physical, creative and mentally stimulating activities to enable older people to develop new skills, fulfil their potential, and encourage social interaction, thus helping reduce loneliness, isolation and depression.
The New Futures 50 Plus Employment Programme supports people over 50 into employment and training. There is also a drop in information service.
Over 350 weekly activities are provided from more than 60 sites, which include our own Positive Age Centre in North Kensington, the Open Age Hubs in Westminster as well as community centres, sheltered housing, church halls and libraries.
Open Age also leads on the consortium that runs the New Horizons Centre in Chelsea. The consortium includes Age UK Kensington & Chelsea and the Guinness Trust and is supported by The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea & NHS Kensington & Chelsea.
Activities vary from those that are health and fitness related such as yoga, chair exercise and walking groups to creative and performing arts sessions and weekly groups with speakers. The charity provides daily computer classes and drop in computer sessions from a dedicated fully accessible computer suite as well as from other venues. An outings group arranges regular visits to attractions in and around London.
From April 2014 Open Age will take over the Second Half Centre based in the St Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing in North Kensington.
For further information on Open Age please call 020 8964 1900 or for New Horizons please call 020 7590 8970.