The Third Age Project is a local charity, established in 1997 to serve the needs of the 1 in 4 of the local community who are over 60 years old. The West Euston community has one of the highest proportions of over-60s, and is a prime location for cross-cultural and intergenerational interaction.
The Third Age project run regular events and activities aimed at the older community, especially those who are on low incomes, live alone or suffer from long-term health conditions. They also run a Befriending Scheme which is carried out by local volunteers, to help those who are particularly vulnerable.
The team at Regent’s Place enjoy a long-running relationship with the charity. In 2013 members of the campus helped paint the walls of the Church Crypt on Munster Square, which serves as the charity’s headquarters. Team members also organise the Third Age Project Christmas Party at the Crypt, which includes a Christmas lunch and live entertainment.
If you would like to know more about the charity or are interested in volunteering, just visit their website http://www.thirdageproject.org.uk