Let’s talk about mental health

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications lead We need to talk about mental health. For some peculiar reason, we feel comfortable swapping stories about physical illnesses, particularly in Winter when the latest virus strikes, but never mental health We skirt around it using vanilla phrases such as I’m feeling a bit stressed or I am a bit down today, but whilst we would be happy … Continue reading Let’s talk about mental health

We need your help – Next Steps

Have you ever stopped to think what you wish you had known before you retired? Downsized? Before you became a carer or your mobility changed? Or are there things you are thinking about now, before you retire? What advice would you give others? We want to pull together an ‘experts by experience guide’ that revolves around Next Steps…preparing for later life. We need a variety … Continue reading We need your help – Next Steps

Age-friendly? What does that mean?

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer Congratulations this week to all involved in getting Torbay’s bid to become Age-friendly up and running. Three principle organisations are behind the bid – Ageing Well Torbay, Torbay Council and the Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, though many more will follow over the coming weeks and months. It is a big step for all involved and … Continue reading Age-friendly? What does that mean?

Torbay to gain age-friendly status

Torbay is to become one of only 30 places in the UK to achieve Age-friendly Status. Torbay, made up of Brixham, Torquay and Paignton has been accepted to join the 700 places around the world that have already received the coveted designation. It is a process that can take up to three years, but has the backing of both Torbay Council and the Torbay and … Continue reading Torbay to gain age-friendly status

Power to the (older) people

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer Exciting times here at Ageing Well Torbay as we roll out our plans for an over 50’s assembly – Torbay Over 50’s Assembly (TOFA), launch our bid for Age-friendly status and work on a positive ageing charter. Ageing Well Torbay in its current form (funded by the Big Lottery Fund) has just over two years of the six-year … Continue reading Power to the (older) people

Help Gary to carry on volunteering

A CHARITY campaigner has been forced to launch his own fundraiser to allow him to keep up the good work. Gary Goswell-Munro relies on his tailor-made electric wheelchair to get him out and about, but repairs that will allow him to leave his Paignton home are to cost £2,000. Friends and colleagues have set up a GoFundMe page to get 54-year-old Gary back on four … Continue reading Help Gary to carry on volunteering

Hindsight

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer. Do any of us really plan for later life, or is it something that just happens to us? Suddenly. So often you hear people talk about the speed of life – one minute at school, married with children, the next, onto grandparenting and suddenly there it is. You are old(er). An academic, mechanical engineering professor, Adrian Bajan is … Continue reading Hindsight

Share your advice – A Torbay guide to Retirement

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer WHAT do you wish you had been told about preparing for retirement when you were younger? It is easy to let retirement happen to you. But how much better would it be if you were to able to make conscious choices, do some planning and so make the most of this next phase in our lives? Retirement is … Continue reading Share your advice – A Torbay guide to Retirement