In Oxford, many elderly people are lonely and isolated. Brookes students volunteer our time to change that.
1-2 hours a week, throughout the year
Who are LinkAges?
LinkAges is a student-led programme that supports students to volunteer and engage with the elderly community in the Oxford city area.
At the moment, in groups, we run activity sessions at Townsend House Care Home on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am, and help out at Dementia Daybreak activity Monday & Tuesday lunch times for local people with dementia and their families too.
Both of these venues are easy to get to on the free U1 bus route and most volunteers do one session on a day in a week - but even if you can only come for one week you are most welcome!
Why is LinkAges needed?
Nationwide, around 10% of old people feel lonely often or always; over half of all people aged over 75 live alone; and over half of all old people say the television is their main form of company.
Regularly socialising with students like us helps to fight these feelings of loneliness, and therefore helps to give older people better mental and physical health.
Become a volunteer!
Volunteer in groups or individually for 1-2 hours per week, or flexibly when you can make it
Choose your own project based on your preference and availability