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Read our latest blog post from our CEO Jo Stokes: I cannot quite believe it has been a year since we relaunched LinkAge Bristol as LinkAge Network. It seems like only yesterday we welcomed 50 people from Bristol’s VCSE sector to our launch event but it also feels like so much has happened. The elasticity of time!

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An activity week of taster sessions between Saturday 30th March – Friday 5th April 2019, to support people aged 55+ living with and beyond cancer in Bristol into regular activity.

LinkAge Network has teamed up with Wesport and Active Ageing Bristol to offer a free event on keeping fit and healthy in retirement – why it is important, ideas for building more activity into your daily life, and information on local sport and wellbeing opportunities.

Snack, Chat and Reminisce was an event supported and funded by LinkAge Network that started the celebrations of Sea Mills 100th birthday. The event saw 52 people attend to share photographs and stories about their lives in Sea Mills, and meet neighbours and friends who they hadn’t seen for years.

In early 2018 BAB and LinkAge Network worked together to run a series of trainings for staff and volunteers in BAB-funded projects. These trainings focused on three of the groups traditionally at greater ‘risk’ of loneliness and social isolation; older people with hearing loss, sight loss/dual sensory loss and experience of substance misuse.

From where I stand as a CEO of a small charity, I feel like an observer watching a massive kaleidoscope shift, focus and re-focus all around me. A kaleidoscope of demographic change, service restructures and funding cuts. And I wonder what the pattern will be like when it finally comes to settle.