The Post-Retirement Opportunities (PRO) Project aims to help people aged 55+ who are approaching retirement or facing redundancy manage the shift into the next phase of their lives.

Funded by the Bristol and District Retirement Council, PRO is being delivered in collaboration with the Anchor Society and Business in the Community, who are also offering a programme of training and work placements for over 55s requiring support with return to work or wishing to improve their employability skills.

LinkAge Network are running a series of events in 2018-19, showcasing the wide range of opportunities and advice on offer in and around Bristol across the areas of money, work, volunteering, learning, leisure and health & wellbeing. Each event will feature guest speakers, workshops, and representatives from a range of organisations on hand to provide information and advice, offering attendees the opportunity to explore and share ideas, hear from those with lived experience of retirement, and meet and socialise with people at a similar stage in life.

Events are FREE and open to anyone aged 55+. Click here to keep up to date with upcoming PRO events.

Please get in touch if you are a business or organisation interested in hosting an event for staff at your premises, or an organisation interested in running a workshop, taster session or information stand at an event.


  • Wednesday 25th July 2018, 6-8pm – Watershed, Harbourside, Bristol
  • Thursday 25th October 2018, 6-8pm – BAWA, Filton, Bristol – booking now open!
  • Wednesday 28th December 2018 – 6-8pm, Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol – booking now open!
  • February 2019 – Date / venue to be confirmed
  • March 2019 – Date / venue to be confirmed
  • April 2019 – Date / venue to be confirmed


For full details of the event on 25th October and to book your free place click here.
For full details of the event on 28th November and to book your free place click here. 

You can also book your place by calling the LinkAge Network office on 0117 353 3042.

Project contacts

Sarah Parkes

Events Coordinator 
07594 090 115