Description of Open Age
Open Age established in 1993, is a user led charity working across Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster enabling retired older people, from 50 to over 100 years old to sustain their physical and mental fitness, maintain active lifestyles and develop new and stimulating interests.
The organisation provides a wide range of physical, creative and mentally stimulating activities to enable older people to develop new skills and fulfil their potential as well as to encourage and support social interaction and reduce loneliness, isolation and depression. The New Futures 50 Plus programme supports people over 50 into employment and training. There is also a drop in information service.
Over 160 weekly activities are provided from more than 50 sites, which include our own Positive Age Centre in North Kensington and the Open Age Hub in Victoria as well as community centres, sheltered housing, church halls and libraries. Open Age also leads on the Consortium running the New Horizons Centre on a Guinness Estate in Chelsea. Activities vary from those that are health and fitness related such as yoga, chair exercise and walking groups to creative and performing arts sessions and weekly groups with speakers. The organisation provides daily computer classes and drop in computer sessions from a dedicated fully accessible computer room as well as from other venues across the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. A weekly outings group visits attractions in and around London.
For further information on Open Age or New Horizons please contact Open Age on 0208 964 1900 or New Horizons on 020 7590 8970.
1 Thorpe Close
City of London
Local Transport: Tube :Ladbroke Grove
Buses: 52, 70, 7 23, 228, 452
Telephone: 020 8964 1900
Opening Hours: The Main Open Age office at Thorpe Close is open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday as a drop in centre where you can come in and get information about Open Age. It is also the base for our Employment Project, New Futures 50 Plus, and also houses one of our fully accessible Computer training suites.