We understand that carers often need support too. ‘Time for Me’ offers free or low-cost leisure activities for people over 50 who look after a family member or friend as an unpaid carer.
We have three ‘Time for Me’ programmes running across Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea. They each run a supportive programme of activities and trips, so carers can have a break and improve their own health and well-being. It’s a great way to connect with other people in a similar situation, reducing feelings of isolation and boosting confidence.
We run a ‘Time for Me’ support and activities group at the Second Half Centre at the St Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing, W10 on Fridays and from the New Horizons Centre in Chelsea as well as a group in Westminster. Find out more about the activities we offer by clicking on one of the links below.
Download our Carers Activity Programmes:
Leaving a Gift in Your Will
Open Age is raising awareness of leaving a gift to charity in your will. Legacies are an important way to support Open Age, as they help us to plan so that we can be there in the future for older people who need us. As well as providing for your family, friends and other loved ones in your will, please do consider the possibility of leaving a gift to Open Age.
New Reed Centre!
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Octavia to deliver activities for older people at The Reed, a vibrant new community hub. For more information click here.
Active Westminster Awards 2016
Open Age won 2 awards at the Active Westminster Awards held at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The first award, ‘Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing Project’ was awarded to Open Age’s Steady and Stable programme. The second award, the most prestigious of all the awards, ‘Outstanding Contribution’ was awarded to Open Age for supporting those over 50 in Westminster into physical activity over the last 10 years.,
Open Age initiatives to combat loneliness features in the New York Times! Click here for the full article.
Campaign to End Loneliness
Open Age are delighted to be a case study in Promising Approaches to Reducing Loneliness and Isolation in Later Life developed by the Campaign to End Loneliness. (Please see page 30).