Glasgow’s Golden Generation is Glasgow’s leading charity for the elderly and was initially established in 1948 as the Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Association.

It was recognised that there was a need to tackle loneliness which impacted the lives of many older adults. To the present day, this remains central to the charity’s work.

In 2017, the charity changed its name to Glasgow’s Golden Generation to celebrate 70 years of serving older adults in the Glasgow area.

Much has changed over the years, but the support that the charity is offering to older adults is better than ever.


Glasgow’s Golden Generation offers a wide variety of support services to Glasgow’s older population.

The charity runs three Day Care Centres, which focus on reducing loneliness and social isolation through communal meals and activities each day of the week.

We also provide a Befriending service and send out volunteers who visit older adults in their homes, aiming to keep their clients more active and involved in their communities.

We support over 100 social clubs throughout Glasgow, providing a chance for the elderly to meet up regularly with peers. 

Finally, we offer professional benefits advice; our skilled team of Welfare officers can guide you through the complicated benefits system & help you apply for a range of benefits and entitlements.


The charity is only able to continue its work in communities of Glasgow thanks to the generosity of its supporters.

There are many different ways of supporting Glasgow’s Golden Generation: through the giving of one-off or regular donations, sponsorships, fundraising events, runs and challenges.

We also run 2 charity shops in Glasgow’s West End and Southside, which both offer a friendly retail experience, a free collection service and house clearances.

All of our vacancies are posted online & social media.