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Age Exchange

Age Exchange is the UK’s national leading charity delivering Reminiscence Arts.

The Age Exchange is an inspirational space in the centre of Blackheath that provides a home for a variety of activities and services. With a community café, library, events and specialist groups – there’s something for everyone.


We are pleased to announce that Age Exchange will be open from 2nd December 2020 under the new tier 2 restrictions. We will be delighted to see you and hope you will come in for a coffee and buy some of lovely Christmas gifts and cards.

Please remember the rules about who you can mix with and wear a mask.

We know this year has been hard for everyone but will still want to keep people safe and will be doing everything to ensure that we are operating in a Covid secure way.

Please note the change in the café hours to 9am to 4pm.

Caring Together Service

There is a wide range of support for older people, people with dementia and other long-term conditions, their families and carers. There are 6 groups, service charges apply, there is no additional cost for carers:

  • Inspired Caring Mondays 12.30-2.30pm
  • Artful Caring Wednesdays 2.00-400pm
  • Creative Caring Thursdays 1.00-3.00pm
  • Kaleidoscope Cafe for under 65's with young onset dementia and their carers (fortnightly Thursdays 10.30-12.30pm)
  • Café Connect for under 65’ with young onset dementia and their carers (fortnightly Thursdays 10.30-12.30pm, starts on the 12th March 2020)
  • Sundays at Sunfields (fortnightly 1.00-4.00pm at Sunfields Church, Charlton)
  • For more information please call Aga on 02083189105

Day Care Service & One to One Support

We welcome people with dementia and their family carers to participate in Age Exchange's new project, which provides the following service, kindly funded by the Community Found:

  • Weekly day care services held at: Age Exchange, 11 Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA (Tuesdays, 11am-3pm)
  • Programme of reminiscence arts activity based on successful evidence based Reminiscence Arts (RADIQL) method of working with people with dementia and their carers, designed to maintain the health and well-being of participants
  • For more information please call Aga on 02083189105

For more information please call Aga on 02083189105

Intergenerational Arts

We work with young and old and across generations to create inspiring arts. We deliver creative arts that build confidence, encourage self-esteem and reduce isolation.
For more information please call Malcolm on 02083189105


We facilitate in-house and external training sessions in using reminiscence, arts activities, group facilitation skills and creating resources. Please see our website for more information or call Rebecca on 02083189105

Who to contact

Age Exchange

Registered as Charity No: 326899

Where to go

Age Exchange
Number 11
Blackheath Village