What does it do?ACG have 2 Day Centres in the Borough. Age Concern House on Sherard Road is for older people with physical frailties, and Boyle House in Charlton is for older people with mild to moderate confusional related disorders, such as Dementia The Day Centres are open 5 days a week, throughout the year, and offer a wide range of activities to suit all needs and requirements. We provide transport to and from the Centres. A freshly prepared meal is offered at lunchtime.
In addition, Age Concern House runs a “Drop In” service on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for older people who are able to make their own way to the Centre, and who wish to participate in any of the activities available on those days.
Age Concern Greenwich provide 3 additional groups across the borough for older people who experience visual impairment. They offer the same range of activities, but these have been modified to enable service users to participate more meaningfully. “Eye2Eye” runs on alternate Wednesdays at Len Clifton House, in Woolwich The “Almshouses” is every Thursday at The Queen Elizabeth Almshouses in Greenwich “Pastimes” is on Monday afternoons at Age Concern House in Eltham. Pastimes normally runs term time only, but the frequency is currently under review and the number of sessions will, hopefully, increase
A number of activities are available on a daily basis, including Board games; arts and crafts; puzzles; sewing circles; Bingo, armchair exercises and sing-alongs.
Raffles are organised daily.
We have an on-site hairdresser, who is available most days. (Appointments are not always necessary) Fresh fruit and vegetables are available for sale Wednesday to Friday and our nutritionist works alongside service users twice a month in the preparation of homemade soups and bread. We have visiting mobile shops periodically, where clothing, books and gifts may be purchased Outings are offered and include trips to local parks and places of interest; cinemas; restaurants, and the coast.