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LinkAge at Age UK Bristol

On the 1st April 2020, LinkAge merged with Age UK Bristol to head up Age UK Bristol's Community Services. 

Find out about activities, groups, and tips on how to stay active and connected or view our handy 'how to' guides and calendar of activities on on our Linkage website. 

Click here to visit our Linkage website

*Online safety event coming up*

On 21st October, 10.30am-11.30am we'll be linking up with Age UK Bath and North East Somerset, Avon and Somerset Police and the Metro Bank to run an online safety session over Zoom. 

The session will be delivered by Take Five to Stop Fraud, presented by Metro Bank colleagues, and Drew Jefferies, Cyber Protect Officer, from Avon and Somerset Constabulary.  They will deliver a presentation around online safety and how we can better protect ourselves. 

The session is aimed at people who can use the internet at a beginner or intermediate level and would like to improve their skills.   

There will be an opportunity for questions.

To attend this session, you will need an internet connection to be able to join the Zoom session.

To book your place please either email linkage@ageukbristol.org.uk or ring 0117 929 7537.

View our other Linkage services below:

Friends Ageing Better (FAB)

  • Friends Ageing Better e-newsletter

    Sign up to recieve our fortnightly e-newsletter, which includes information on local and online events, activities you can take part in from the comfort of your own home, and ideas on keeping active during the current pandemic.

  • Art Club on Zoom

    An informal online group with the aim of enjoying being creative together - all levels welcome! Click here to find out more.

  • Telephone Reading Groups

    We all miss meeting up at our local cafes and sharing a cuppa, but thanks to technology we have opened up telephone catch-up cafés! During the call we read an interesting short piece on South Bristol local history, followed by a friendly chat where we can discuss the topic and share stories and anecdotes. You don’t need to live in South Bristol to join, everyone welcome!

  • Tai Chi - Online and in-person

    Tai Chi Shibashi can be done sitting or standing, which makes it very accessible and its benefits have been well researched. It can improve balance and cognitive function as well as aid with pain management. Sessions run over Zoom as well as in person. 

  • Telephone Befriending

    Our telephone befriending service consists of a weekly phone call with one of our volunteers. You will be matched with a volunteer who will call you at the same time each week which is agreed with you. Click here to find out more! 

  • Walking Football

    A low-impact version of football where players walk instead of run; supporting you to keep fit and socialise with like-minded people. Click here to find out more!

LinkAge during lockdown

During the various stages of the coronavirus lockdown, LinkAge is assisting the Support Hub for Older People to provide virtual activities that be carried out from the safety of your home, either online or over the phone. Watch the video below to hear Jo, our Community Services Manager, talk about what activities are on offer and where to find out more.