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The Anchor Society has been supporting the work of LinkAge since its inception in 2007.

LinkAge is a Bristol based network supporting the delivery of a range of inspiring social activities that enrich the lives of older people and help to reduce social isolation and loneliness.

The charity’s motto of ‘Involve, Inspire, Enjoy’ reflects their philosophy, that people 55+ have a right to rich and fulfilling life experiences and have an active place in society. LinkAge provides a mechanism for older people to get involved and to take responsibility/lead developments within their local community.

The Core funders of LinkAge are currently The Anchor Society and Bristol Ageing Better, with support from Macmillan Cancer Support and the Cabinet Office’s Sustainability Fund, delivered by the Big Lottery Fund.


The LinkAge Nework comprises of local delivery organisations which include Bristol Charities, St Monica Trust and Bristol and Anchor Almshouse.
LinkAge currently has activity hubs in:

– Bedminster & Southville
– Henbury & Brentry
– Stockwood
– Whitehall & St George
LinkAge also undertakes outreach work in the form of:
– Macmillan Cancer Support Prevention and Re-enablement Project

– Sports and Physical Activity for Older People (funded by St Monica Trust, Bristol Sport and The Anchor Society and hosted by LinkAge)


For more information on LinkAge and its activities go to or contact 0117 353 3042

Joyce Simmons and Jim O'Brian

Walking Rugby
Stockwood Front Cover Photograph May - Aug 2016
Stockwood Front Cover Photograph Jan - Apr 2016

Photos courtesy of LinkAge