Wednesday 29th January 2019

2-4 pm at Robert Stewart memorial Church Hall, Wingrove Road

We are celebrating Chinese New Year and the beginning of the year of the rat. Come along and enjoy the Entertainment, including dragon dancers, Chinese snacks and of course fun

Tickets £2

For people aged 50 and other

To book your place phone Search on 0191 2737443 or call in to our drop in at Healthworks, Adelaide Terrace, Monday to Thursday 9.30 to 12.30

Book a date in your diary for the Christmas Evening Social

The traditional big Christmas knees up will be the Christmas Evening Social on Wednesday 18 December. The night promises live music, dancing, party food, games, quiz, tombola and much more. Get yourself to the Carnegie Building. Atkinson Road, Benwell. Wednesday 18 December 6pm9pm. The 30, 31 and 32 buses all stop near on Adelaide Terrace and Benwell Lane. Book your place on 0191 2737443. Tickets only £2


The Age Happy Conference hosted by SEARCH in September saw 150 attendees discuss the issue of growing older in Newcastle. A big thank you for the thought provoking talks given by Professor Tom Scharf and expert on ageing Natalie Turner. Participants gave their opinions on what is good about growing older in Newcastle and what can be improved. These findings will go to decision makers and help them make Newcastle a better place to grow older.

Search invites you to the 40th birthday conference on Monday 30 September.

The landmark birthday of Search is a great opportunity to gather and discuss how the lives of older people in our city can be improved. The big event at St James Park will see two of the leading thinkers on growing old; Thomas Scharf and Natalie Turner share their ideas. Then we can give our opinions on the two big questions; what is great about being older in Newcastle and what we think can make it better.

Alongside the main chats there will be lunch at 12 midday, photos from Search over the years and stalls from lots of organisations. Also starring are the Search Strummers, our homegrown musicians who only picked up their instruments this year and who plan to serenade us.

Monday 30 September 12 midday to 3 pm. St James Park
Book your place now on 0191 273 7443 or pop into

It's the coldest, darkest time of the year but that will not stop us from enjoying ourselves. Check out the latest winter newsletter full of Christmas and New year activities. 

Picture of front page of newsletter


At the Age Happy Conference 2 friends of Search, Terence Glister and Isabel Horseman (here right, pictured with Search Chair Wendy Dale) were awarded the joint prize for the poetry competition on the subject of Search and growing old.

Autumn news of the new music group at Cruddas park, the Age HAppy Conference at St James Park and the office move to Armstrong Road.