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

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.

It’s moving time at Search as we move the charity’s office to a new address. We are not going far; our Advice Service is moving 100 metres and our other projects will all be based in Benwell and Scotswood for a year as we find bigger premises.

In October, the organisation will move out of 74 Adelaide Terrace as the lease on the property ends. From Monday 7 October, we will provide our weekday Advice service in the West End Health Resource Centre on Adelaide Terrace. Our Chain Reaction and Lunchlinks service will stay in the same office in the Carnegie building. The Community Activities project, west end befrienders, volunteering and admin will move to St Margaret’s church on Armstrong Road on Tuesday 8 October. The phone number 0191 2737443 will stay the same as will our email and website addresses. Expect the 0191 2737443 number to be down on Tuesday 8 October while the line is moved.

The work that Search does in supporting the older people of Newcastle will not change.

This year Search worked with the Music Making Together project to set up a Ukulele group for older people interested in making music. In a few weeks they have come a long way and are having a blast learning an instrument and singing together. The group will be meeting informally over the summer and starting again properly in September. If you woud like to join the group please get in touch on 0191 2737443:

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.

Its full on summer in our latest newsletter. See trips to Whitby and Hadrian's Wall and all the groups taking place over the next few months.