AWT Newsletter – Winter 2018-19 edition

The latest edition of the Ageing Well Torbay newsletter is now available online! In this brand new issue, read about Delwyn’s memorable journey, how Fran accidentally became a volunteer, see who won a great prize from Barclay’s photography contest, learn how you could make a difference in Torbay by having your voice heard with TOFA, and finally, discover what’s happening over the holidays – from … Continue reading AWT Newsletter – Winter 2018-19 edition

Giving older people a say

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer Ageing Well continues to help change attitudes to older people across the bay – but there is a way to go yet. Torbay already has a higher than average number of over 50s and that number is set to rise, topping 50% of the population in the not too distant future. Public service providers need to adapt to … Continue reading Giving older people a say

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

Assembly, Assemble!

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer The snappily called Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) turns 70 this year and not a lot of people know that. But perhaps we should because enshrined in that declaration is a commitment to older people and their rights. Across the world, almost 700 million people are over the age of 60, and in just 32-years-time in 2050 … Continue reading Assembly, Assemble!

Ageing Well Newsletter – Autumn 2018

All the latest news and updates from Ageing Well Torbay, including articles and stories from our readers! The latest Ageing Well Torbay newsletter is now available both digitally and in print! Email us at ageingwell@torbaycdt.org.uk or phone 01803 212638 if you’d like to contribute to the next newsletter. The print versions will be available from a number of locations in Torbay over the coming weeks, including our office at Torbay Community … Continue reading Ageing Well Newsletter – Autumn 2018