Age Concern Dundee is for everyone - growing older is a part of life.
Age Concern Dundee provides support, care, information, learning opportunities, leisure activities and support services for older people in and around Dundee.
Both of our centres offer a safe, warm and welcoming environment.
From a good old fashioned blether, a game of cards or dominoes we have much to offer. Join others who enjoy the weekly events at our centres. You can 'glide over the dance floor', learn to paint, gently exercise in a chair or even 'surf the net' or let us work with you to find what suits you best .
Our service is enabling - assisting people to maintain their independence, supporting and encouraging them to maintain lifelong skills and offering opportunities to learn new skills.
We have been working with the older generation in Dundee since 1947 and have worked hard to earn our good reputation.
Whether you need advice, want to access services for older people or want to volunteer or fundraise we have something here for you.
Age Concern Dundee History and legal status
Age Concern Dundee was originally founded in 1947 as Dundee Old People's Liaison Committee. It later became known as Dundee Old People's Welfare Committee during 1959-63. The organisation was re-constituted as Dundee Age Concern in 1992 and later, following the brief existence of the Scottish Federation, the name was changed in line with policy and became Age Concern Dundee in 2002.
After a decade without its own premises, operating mainly by encouraging churches to form their own clubs, the Liaison Committee opened the full time centre at Fiveways in 1959. This was followed by centres at Thornbank in 1963 and Broughty Ferry Club in 1964. The clubs were a focal point for older people in their local areas. Thornbank became non-viable and was closed due to population changes and reduced attendances.
Age Concern Dundee also operated a sheltered housing complex at Farington House until improved, modern provision was made by the local authority and housing associations. Until 2002 the administrative and information centre was based in Whitehall Crescent but it was then incorporated into the new headquarters at Fiveways.
The volunteer visiting service offering support for older people in their own homes has, until recently, continued to an extent using a committed body of volunteers under the auspices of the befriending service. There are no plans to reinstate this service at the moment.