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Age Concern moving to Hamilton

Age Concern will soon have a new home in Hamilton.

From next Tuesday, the charity will be located at 1 Burnaby Street. It has operated from Charities House, located on Point Finger Road, home for the past 12 years.

Age Concern will share office space with Fort Knox.

The new office will include a field desk to deal with walk-in enquiries about the charity and membership services. It will be open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Linda Smith, chairwoman of Age Concern, said that the new location would allow the charity to better serve its more than 5,800 members.

She added: “The City of Hamilton location allows us greater access to older adults who frequent the city to shop and conduct personal and private business, among other necessities.”

Claudette Fleming, executive director at Age Concern, said that it was an exciting time for the charity.

Ms Fleming added: “We hope the move will add value to the existing customer service that we offer.”

She said that the move also allowed for events and larger gatherings to be hosted within community settings — including churches and community centres — “providing greater community access to our services and greater event delivery flexibility”.

Ms Fleming added: “We will be sure to keep members and the general public informed of our upcoming events and related locations.”

Troy Symonds, CEO of Fort Knox, said the company believed in Age Concern's work and understood its importance to the island.

He added: “Our Burnaby Street location is ideal for seniors as they already frequent our offices asking for directions and information.

“The use of our offices is our small way of giving back to Age Concern and the community.”

The move is part of a two-phase relocation. The back office and non-customer functions of the charity will also be moving to the Hamilton location beginning in the New Year.

For more information on Age Concern contact 238-7525 or info@ageconcern.bm.

Claudette Fleming

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Published November 08, 2017 at 2:02 pm (Updated November 08, 2017 at 4:05 pm)

Age Concern moving to Hamilton

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