Anchor links with other charities to create the new Transformation Fund

SMT - Merchant House, Clifton, Bristol, Portraits. ©Barbara Evripidou/FirstAvenuePhotography.com

The Anchor Society and five other leading charitable trusts have joined forces to create a £100,000 fund that will benefit the lives of older people living in Bristol. The Bristol Older People’s Funding Alliance will award transformation grants of up to £15,000 to organisations that deliver vital services to older people in the local area, … Read more…

Thumbs up for Active Ageing (Bristol)

The launch of Active Ageing (Bristol) – Greater Bristol partnership’s new sport and physical activity initiative for the over 55s – received a resounding ‘thumbs up’ from an enthusiastic crowd at Ashton Gate on Sunday 22nd October. The crowd, along with sport partners and local organisations, welcomed the launch of Active Ageing (Bristol) at the … Read more…

Anchor Society Lectureship in Digital Health

We are delighted to announce the most recent new project for us; the creation of an Anchor Society Lectureship in Digital Health – this will be part of the national-level SPHERE programme based at the University of Bristol.   This programme gathers data in people’s homes over extended periods and ties that data to different areas of … Read more…

Award for outstanding service

We were delighted to award our first  Anchor Award for Voluntary Service to UWE student Heather Murray. The award is designed to encourage UWE Students to become involved in supporting older people in their communities. Heather, a BA(Hons) Marketing student  ran a Festive Friends Christmas event for 80 older people with the St Werburgh’s Community … Read more…

Anchor Summer Tea Party 2017

This years Anchor Tea Party was very well attended by guests with connections to the Society.  Those who came along were entertained with a vintage style tea and a sing along led by our current President Dr John Manley and other members. We were delighted to welcome friends from the Beehive Centre in Whitehall,  Kirkby … Read more…

Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living Studio

Anchor Robotics Assisted Living Facility

The Anchor Society is proud to support the Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living Studio based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. Led by Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly the Laboratory is helping to develop  and test innovations and technologies that will help older people retain their independence. The studio comprises an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and … Read more…

Guinness Care and Anchor Society collaboration

The Anchor Society has a long standing relationship with Guinness Care.  We were recently invited  to view two of the extra care schemes which were partly funded by The Anchor Society.  It was an opportunity to be updated with how Guinness are developing their services in Bristol and beyond.  We look forward to working together … Read more…

Older Peoples Sport and Physical Activity

Last years’ Anchor President Bob Reeves has been the been the visionary behind a new sport and physical activity project in Bristol.  Jointly funded by The Anchor Society, St Monica Trust and Bristol Sport Foundation and hosted by LinkAge, a key aim of the project will be to encourage and create opportunities for, 55+ sport … Read more…

Welcome to the future – a review of the Assisted Living Facility opening

Could robots one day play an important role in enabling the world’s ageing population to live safely and independently in their own homes? “Yes” was the definitive answer delivered at a ground breaking occasion on 9 September 2015 when leading medical and technical experts from around the UK, together with Anchor Society supporters, gathered to … Read more…

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