Age Concern Woolton
On the 13th October, 1947, the Woolton branch of the National Association of Old Aged Pensioners was formed. They held their meetings at the Sunday school rooms (now a day nursery) of St. James Church, Church Road South.
The purpose-built Woolton Old People’s Community Centre (later the Age Concern Woolton Resource
Centre), High Street, opened on the 16th July 1963 by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, David John Lewis, was open five days a week, and afternoons only on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month (closed on Saturdays), to provided whist, bingo, art classes and latterly keep fit, and Tai Chi etc. Midday lunches were served on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The well-known local artist, Walter Frederick Read, of 7 Watergate Lane, is reported to have said: “It’s just what we’ve wanted for so long, and I think it will grow and grow.”
The kitchen staff were mostly local volunteers although the Woolton
Townswomens’ Guild and the Conservative Club occasionally provided helpers.
Nowadays, transport is provided for housebound people, Age Concern using their own specially adapted vehicles.
In January 2003 (the year of their 40th anniversary) the Age Concern Woolton Resource Centre transferred to the newly opened
Vale Road, to share the extra care scheme building for the elderly, with on-site care team, community centre and
Age Concern Liverpool,
Woolton Resource Centre, High Street
Woolton Resource Centre (middle)
opened in 1963, with the Woolton Youth Centre to the right, opened a few