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Age Exchange- new Day Care Services and 1-1 for people with dementia and their family carers

Age Exchange works with older adults to support independence, good quality of life and combat loneliness by creating opportunities to express themselves in the present through verbal and non-verbal ways.  We work in person-centred way with people and may use music, movement, art, craft, games, handling objects, film, discussions, sharing and other means to work with memory.

With over 30 years’ experience Age Exchange is recognised internationally as the leading practitioners, consultants and sources of information about reminiscence. Age Exchange has been awarded £468,000 by the Big Lottery Fund as part of the Reaching Communities Programme. This award will enable us to provide support for older people with dementia and their carers through innovative Reminiscence Arts Intervention. Age Exchange with the support of partners and funders aims to extend its expertise from residential care into preventative care, working to maintain the health and well-being of people with dementia and their carers living in the community, in the boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark.

They have launched a new project to provide day care services and one to one support for people with dementia and their family carers.

What do they Offer? 

  •  Weekly day care services held at two locations: Age Exchange and Conrad Court
  •  One-to-one sessions for those who have difficulty leaving their homes
  •  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
  •  Support of Reminiscence Arts Practitioners and volunteers
  •  Nutritional lunch in day care centres with respect of your dietary needs

Venue

Age Exchange

11 Blackheath Village

London SE3 9LA

020 8318 9105

www.age-exchange.org.uk

Find us

Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EN
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Contact us

020 7708 4497

Find us

Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle

Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45