Age Concern Harlow
This group originally started in 1971 as the “Harlow senior citizens council” which in due course changed its name to “Age Concern Harlow”. They formulated the mission statement and objectives which we still maintain today.
Age concern Harlow have had a few bases from where we have met and worked, running social sessions and are extremely happy and settled to be based at the Leah Manning Centre in Harlow.
In 2009 Help the Aged and some Age Concern’s merged together to become a larger organisation known as Age UK. Age Concern Harlow decided to stay autonomous and are an independent charity within Harlow. We work closely with Age UK and are known as “Friends of Age UK”.
Age Concern Harlow run social sessions/talks, exercising and Line dancing with our selfless and wonderful volunteers who give up their time to ensure our older members get the best experience. Our staff and volunteers are welcoming and friendly, and our goal is to ensure that everyone leave the sessions with a smile on their face. Our work also includes our office-based services including information, signposting and advocacy service. We will endeavour to help with any problems an older person is facing.
Our previous Chief Officer Lisa Mahoney worked for over 25 years for Age Concern Harlow and advocated for many of our older community. Sadly, Lisa passed away in November 2015, she is loved and missed by all who knew her, and in her memory we continue the services she started.
Our Chief Officer is Lisa Fowler is working hard to ensure our older community receive the help and information they need to make informed choices and have a place to come and enjoy themselves on a weekly basis. The assistant chief officer Anne-Marie Taylor hosts the social sessions and works tirelessly to ensure everyone leaves with a smile on their face.
All this work is supported by our financial backers Harlow Council with grants but also fundraising, donations and we have business supporters.
Registered Number 264451