From one festival to another

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer Ten days ago we held our fourth Ageing Well Festival which was the culmination of a full year’s planning. It should never be underestimated how much work goes into organising events like this, from the conceptualisation through to delivery, it takes an enormous amount of effort by never enough people. In our case we have a small (but … Continue reading From one festival to another

Challenging abuse and negative perceptions

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer Good news from the Government this week – ageism is to being considered in a new list of hate crimes alongside racism, sexism, and discrimination towards transgender people, those with disabilities and the religious. We are generally regarded as a tolerant nation, and despite huge strides in recent years, there are still deep-rooted prejudices that pervade all our … Continue reading Challenging abuse and negative perceptions

Mindful of Mental Health

By Sue McDermott, Programme Manager Ageing Well Torbay is now more than three years into a six-year programme, and lessons are being learned as we go We now know much more about Torbay’s ageing population and the problems it faces – particularly about the often crippling and life-changing experience of isolation and loneliness. Already, with the help of some superb partners, we have identified and … Continue reading Mindful of Mental Health