By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead CHRISTMAS has crept upon us once again and for most that means a time of celebration, time with families, presents and copious amounts of food and alcohol. It is a time of anticipation, of sharing, of spoiling, of overindulgence and lots and lots of love and kindness. For children especially so. But it is also a time for … Continue reading The gift that keeps on giving
OVER 50’s are to be asked what services they need from their local Job Centres The Jobcentre Plus’ in Torquay and Brixham (which also cover Paignton) have teamed up with Ageing Well’s Torbay Over 50’s Assembly to answer questions about employment, benefits and services on offer. Research by members of the TOFA Action Group which oversees the assemblies in the three towns has shown that … Continue reading Your chance to feedback – What can local job centres do for over 50’s?
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead We promised the biggest and best Ageing Well Festival last weekend – and the numbers attending and the feedback we received tells us we achieved that aim. More than 1,750 people came through the doors at the Riviera Centre in Torquay last Saturday to enjoy a huge range of workshops, entertainment, talks, advice and fashion shows. There was … Continue reading Festival feedback – Overwhelmingly positive!
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead SATURDAY sees the fifth Ageing Well Torbay Festival this year being held at the Riviera Centre in Torquay. It is the culmination of nearly a year’s hard work by a group of over 50-year-old volunteers who are confident that this will be their biggest and best yet. The Ageing Well Torbay Festival is a celebration of ageing – … Continue reading Our biggest festival yet
Ageing Well Torbay is planning its biggest and best festival yet at the Riviera Centre in Torquay. Saturday 19th October sees the annual celebration of ageing in the Bay with a bumper programme of events, talks, demonstrations, music, dance and sports. Planned and organised by a group of over 50-year-olds for over 50-year-olds, the committee is confident that this, the fifth annual festival, which runs … Continue reading Sex blogger in her eighties to open Ageing Well Festival – #ageproud Grandma Joyce Williams to visit Torbay
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead We are now just 18 months away from the end of the Ageing Well programme and it is time to take stock – begin to review what we have done and work on making sure the work we have started continues. There has been some amazing learning as we concentrated our efforts on finding ways of overcoming loneliness … Continue reading 18 months of Ageing Well Torbay left to go
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead There seems to be a day dedicated to everything you could think of and Tuesday of this week marked a very special one – the International Day of Older Persons. Bit of a mouthful and therefore often reduced to IDOP, but October 1st has been designated in respect of older people by no less than United Nations. Each … Continue reading Challenging Ageism
Council leaders from Torbay have joined others from all over the UK in signing an open letter committing them to working towards tackling ageism and building Age-friendly communities. Torbay Council leader Steve Darling and his deputy Darren Cowell have signed the letter to be published to mark the UN International Day of Older Persons (1st October). With recent research suggesting that a quarter of people … Continue reading Leading Torbay councillors pledge to stamp out “outdated attitudes” to ageing
The new Autumn edition of the AWT newsletter is now available online and in print. This issue features updates on the new Staying Put project – enabling over 50’s to stayin the homes they love for longer, Ann & Jenny’s timebanking travels to the USA, Big Lunches being held around Torbay, the latest on the next Ageing Well Festival and most of all, stories featuring … Continue reading Ageing Well newsletter – Autumn 2019 edition
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead BUSES – or a lack of them – are an issue wherever you go, with the possible exception of London where all communities are well served with regular services and clean modern vehicles. Here in Torbay for the most part we also have a regular service and clean modern vehicles serving the busy commuter routes between the three … Continue reading Battling to bring buses back