Activity Centre for Older People to get New Lease of Life

News release

31st May 2013

A busy activity centre for older people in Lincoln is to get a £700,000 makeover.

Work will begin on Monday 3rd June on a three-storey extension to Age UK Lincoln’s Activity Centre on Park Street, which will also be refurbished and modernised throughout.

Every week the charity’s centre welcomes over 1,800 customers through its doors for classes, friendship clubs, socialising and for advice on day-to-day or specialist issues. The centre also has its own subsidised restaurant, hairdressers and computer suite.

The building work is being carried out by Lindum Construction and is expected to be complete by Christmas 2013. The centre will continue to operate as normal during the construction period.

“We’re very excited about this project, which will make such a difference to the experience of our customers once it’s completed,” Georgina Garrett, Fundraising and Marketing Manager at Age UK Lincoln.

“We’ve been using the building for 55 years and it’s starting to look its age. The new centre will provide a modern and well equipped setting for our many activities, and we will also be relocating staff from our offices on Skellingthorpe Road so everyone is under one roof.”

Age UK Lincoln will soon be announcing a major fundraising campaign, the proceeds of which will contribute to the cost of the extension and refurbishment. The charity is also looking for corporate partners in either a donation or a sponsorship capacity.

For all enquiries please contact Georgina Garrett on 01522 696000 or email

There’s a busy week in store for the charity as next Friday (7th June) Age UK Lincoln will celebrate its 55th anniversary. To commemorate this landmark the Park Street Activity Centre will be hosting a 55 years celebration event on the day.

The start of building work will be marked by a photo opportunity:

Monday 3rd June 2013


Age UK Lincoln’s Park Street Activity Centre LN1 1UQ

Press and media are welcome to attend this event for photo and interview opportunities.


Notes to editors

  • Age UK Lincoln is an independent charity which is part of the national Age UK network. Registered charity number 1078539.
  • This year Age UK Lincoln will celebrate its 55thanniversary on 7thJune 2013.
  • Age UK Lincoln’s aim is to enable people to lead full and active lives and stay safe and independent within their homes.
  • The activity centre on Park Street, Lincoln is free to attend for people over 50 and doesn’t require membership. It offers activities such as language or art classes, dancing, computer skills, friendship clubs and more.
  • The activity centre also offers free information and advice on issues such as finance, benefits, housing options and personal budgets.
  • More information can be found at

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Age UK Lincoln is to have £700,000 makeover, with a three-storey extension at its Park Street centre
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The new centre will provide a modern and well equipped setting for our many activities
Georgina Garrett, Fundraising and Marketing Manager at Age UK Lincoln