A Community Builder’s day

By Christine Durrant, Community Builder for Preston, Paignton As a community builder I am often asked what is a typical day.   The answer is always there is no such thing as a typical day.  However, there are some things that feature regularly.  One is that we are more likely to be found out in the community than in an office.  At one stage my husband … Continue reading A Community Builder’s day

Trying something different

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead FRIENDSHIPS are being forged through fitness classes in the open air – many of which are free to the over 50’s. For example, an hour-long yoga class takes place every Monday at midday near the Big Tree on the Abbey Meadows in Torquay and dependent on the weather can attract upwards of 30 men and women. The Yoga … Continue reading Trying something different

Torbay Together -The sharing website

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead Across Torbay is a wealth of talent just waiting to be tapped into, a series of events needing people to go to them and a whole host of organisations offering and wanting help. For the past few years we have been working to bring everything together in one place to provide the ultimate Torbay sharing website and the … Continue reading Torbay Together -The sharing website

The Age Positive Charter

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead Ageing Well Torbay has been working hard to ensure that the over 50-year-old population of the bay has a voice that is heard in all the right places We feel very strongly that people are not part of the problem, but are part of the solution – they don’t just have issues and concerns they have knowledge, skills … Continue reading The Age Positive Charter

Changing Torbay together

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead AT last there is the prospect of change in the bay as the Torbay Over 50’s Assembly prepares to start work. Informal interviews for the Assembly Action Group have been been taking place over the last weeks, but there has been a lot of interest in the posts and applications continue to come in. What was clear from … Continue reading Changing Torbay together

Ageing Well newsletter – Spring 2019 edition

The new Spring edition of the AWT newsletter is now available online, and will be available in print soon. This issue features updates on the Torbay Over 50’s Assembly, our retirement guide – Next Steps, the amazing work of the Wellbeing Coordinators and Community Builders, the next Ageing Well Festival as well as stories and poems written by our readers. This newsletter can also be … Continue reading Ageing Well newsletter – Spring 2019 edition

Staying Put – Peer support at home

By Sue McDermott, Programme Manager Over 50-year-olds will very soon make up more than 50% of the population here in Torbay, making them the biggest and most valuable resource we have. And yet, so often the over 50’s are viewed as ‘needy’, dependent or in need of social care, but that simply is not true. At Ageing Well Torbay we have found that over 50’s … Continue reading Staying Put – Peer support at home

Assembling an Assembly

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead PUT more than 100 over 50-year-olds into a room, and you get a vast wealth of knowledge, wisdom and experience – and the odd gripe. That is what happened last weekend when we brought over 50-year-olds together for the launch of the ground-breaking Torbay Over 50’s Assembly – the first of its kind in Devon and Cornwall. The … Continue reading Assembling an Assembly