This is Robbie’s story, of how much of an impact Ageing Well Torbay has had, on helping her in her struggle against feelings of loneliness and isolation, as well as enabling Robbie to meet new people, experience different things, and learn new skills.
Ageing Well Torbay is working with people over 50 and organisations across Torbay to create the Torbay Over 50’s Assembly – or TOFA for short. This assembly will enable anyone over the age of 50 to discuss what’s important to them, and share those views with peers and friends from around the bay.
The assembly has been a key element of Ageing Well Torbay’s initial bid to the National Lottery Community Fund, and is therefore an important feature and legacy to be left behind by the programme, ensuring people in later life will have a true platform and power within Torbay, that has been negotiated with local statutory services.
TOFA will be a huge opportunity to become involved in local affairs – the Assembly will consist of Assembly Members, Assembly Representatives and Action Group Members.
Find out more about Torbay Over 50’s Assembly, including the three roles mentioned above, exactly what the assembly will do and how it’ll function:
What do you wish you’d known about retirement, before you retired?
We’re putting together an “experts by experience” guide for the people of Torbay, concerning topics such as retirement.