Everyone should have the chance to make new friends.

Our group and one-to-one activities will help you expand your social circle in a friendly, safe environment.

Tea parties

Our tea parties are free monthly social groups open to people aged 75 and over. They are a chance for a change of scenery and regular afternoons of conversation and laughter with friends of all ages.

You will even be taken there and home again so don’t need to worry about organising travel.

Call companions

Would you like a regular friendly chat over the phone with your very own call companion?

Call companions is available to anyone aged 75 and over who would benefit from a regular chat over the phone with a friendly volunteer.

"Getting a call companion is the best and most valuable thing I've ever done.”

 Community Christmas call companions

The period around Christmas can be difficult for anyone who’s on their own.  Community Christmas offers a weekly chat over the phone throughout December with a friendly volunteer to lift your spirits.

The award-winning rainbow call companions

Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or otherwise part of the LGBT+ community? Are you aged over 75? Would you like a regular friendly chat over the phone with your very own call companion? 

Rainbow call companions is an award-winning free service for older LGBT+ people who are lonely, isolated or in need of companionship and feel they would enjoy a friendly phone call every week or two with a volunteer who is also LGBT+.

Activity groups for older people

Activity groups are free monthly groups open to people aged 75 and over who are lonely, isolated and in need of companionship. Taking part in the groups is a great way to stay active and to make new friends.

Every activity group has a group coordinator who is responsible for organising the group and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Anyone who attends an activity group can be picked up and dropped home again by one of our activity group drivers so there is no need to worry about organising travel.

Activity groups are designed to get you moving and will include gentle exercise, activities and sports that are suitable for people of all abilities.

We have activity groups in Wales, Birmingham, West Yorkshire, Bristol and the South West.

Age Concern Crosby

From 1 January 2022, Age Concern Crosby became part of Re-engage. Age Concern has been working in the Crosby area for nearly 70 years. As part of Re-engage, the charity is building on those strong foundations, continuing its great work, and promoting the work of Re-engage in the area.

The Age Concern Crosby lunch clubs continue to be an important feature in the lives of a lot of older people in the area and our monthly outing to the Plaza Cinema has become an important highlight in the calendar. We also have tea party groups in Crosby and Sefton, with others opening soon.

I feel very emotional as I only get to go out when I have a hospital appointment and you don’t get to talk properly to people there. This tea party has made me feel alive again, with such kindness shown.  I really can't wait until we do it again.

Age 76

What a difference it's made to me, being part of a social group again. At first, I was a bit nervous about going but everyone's so friendly and it’s great to have conversations with different people. 

I'm not nearly so lonely now. I really love the company. If I had the chance, I would go every day.

Contact us

We have teams across the UK.


7 Bell Yard


0800 716543

Office phone:

020 7240 0630