There are now various groups working to promote active leisure and learning for over 50s. Active leisure and learning has been shown to have numerous health benefits for older people and is a good way of socialising, keeping fit and mentally agile.


Open Age
Open Age 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.
They run various programmes, including practical art and lectures, at different venues from sheltered accommodation to colleges and libraries. Website >>


It is worth finding out whether similar organisations run locally to your institution as there is potential for outreach, courses and arranging visits around your portrait collection.
Age Concern
Age Concern is the UK’s largest charity working with and for older people. They have a Staying Active section on their website that is useful for ideas and contacts. Website >>



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