Age Alive is a legacy that continues to bring people together in harmony. It is a platform that aims to restore the lost connection and build back the bridges of communication. Age Alive is an independent group run by a volunteer committee that promotes friendship, love, and restoring relationships.
With strong beliefs and utmost determination, Age Alive wants to bring back the life that older adults once had. They say “Why shall only the young ones be allowed to socialize? Have you noticed that as we grow old, we grow apart from our friends and lose the beautiful connections we once had? The void left by a friend always remains there, and the gloomy feeling of loneliness takes over.”
The truth is that people will always need a friend no matter how old they are, for age is just a number. Age Alive came into existence back in 2008, one of the very first initiatives by the Welsh Government’s Community, led by Leanne Teichner.
The community was initially formed to bring together the businesses, people in statutory, and the community itself to uplift people stuck in poverty in deprived areas of Wales. Later, the BME partnership expanded the scope, and soon, Age Alive became a platform to reconnect the marginalized communities.
It is a platform where representatives and people from different communities come together, socialize, and network to benefit from one another’s support. Age Alive aims to harness an environment of diversity and inclusivity, promoting a healthier lifestyle in marginalized communities. They ensure that everyone can still be a part of Age Alive and be themselves no matter what race or ethnicity they belong to.
Age Alive believes that everyone should feel “Alive” and live their lives with peace and joy. The community has grown now over the years and tries different ways to keep its members engaged and be an active part of the community. They arrange events that help people of the community interact with each other and get to know one another. They plan activities like Tai Chi, Pilates, Shalom Exercise classes, and many other informative mental health and mindfulness sessions.
Age Alive is a community that provides safety and sanctity to all marginalized communities. It is a place that welcomes everyone to be themselves and learn to live and engage with people who look “different.” It is a diverse community that believes in giving everyone the opportunities they deserve.