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.
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.
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.”
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 a 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 in Wales and West Yorkshire
If you live in Wales, you could give one of our online activity groups a try or register your interest in our face-to-face groups held throughout Wales. If you're 75 or over and live in West Yorkshire, you might want to join one of our free online activity groups, or sign up for one of our face-to-face groups launching soon in Calderdale.
Making meaningful connections can really lift your spirits and give you a boost. And you've got nothing to lose – all our activities are free.
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 will build on those strong foundations, continue its great work, and promote 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.
Get a call companion
A regular friendly phone call can do wonders for your spirits. Because a good chat means the world.
Get a rainbow call companion
If you’d like a bit of extra company, we can match you with one of our friendly rainbow call companions. They love a good chat and they’re great listeners too.
Apply to join one of our popular social groups for older people right across the UK.
Activity groups in Wales
Would you like to connect with other people and take part in an activity such as dancing, boules, Tai Chi, walking or skittles?
Online exercise groups in Wales
Free weekly health and fitness groups on Zoom, tailored for older people.
Activity groups in West Yorkshire
Join one of our free online activity groups in West Yorkshire, or our in-person group in Calderdale.
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.
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.