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Through volunteering I began to understand just how vitally important volunteers are and how they benefit as much as the older people they help. Older people expressed endless appreciation about the success of the LinkAge activities, in particular befriending, through which they had formed mutual, rewarding friendships with their volunteers.

Yesterday saw the Summer of Age celebration event, a culmination of a summer of sensational intergenerational activity. With just over 100 people attending we heard all about what took place, when, where and most importantly why.

LinkAge is working in partnership with Changes Bristol to launch a new peer support group for over 55s. Whether the difficulties being experienced are to do with retirement, bereavement, loss of a job, isolation, or general wellbeing the meeting will be beneficial to you.

Vice and Virtue is an oral history project on the history of Old Market charting the area’s vibrancy as a retail, entertainment and transport hub to it’s decline and resurgence in recent years. They are looking for memories, photos, & memorabilia of your experience of living or working in Old Market.

We have had another jam pack week of intergenerational activities including; graffiti, ping pong, art, IT, bush craft and lots more! Come along to the showcase event on 28th to find out what we have been doing and more importantly why.

Sharing the joy of singing: LinkAge arranged for the MX elders singing group (Golden Oldies) to visit Blaise Court, Lawrence Weston to encourage the residents there to share the joy of singing (and dancing) to popular songs