By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead What a turbulent few years we have lived through. Life, it seems, has thrown everything at us and is now at the end of an era. Torbay Community Development Trust would like to share its deepest condolences with the entire Royal Family after the very sad news that Her Majesty The Queen has died. “Her Majesty was a … Continue reading Ageing Well Festival to go ahead in honour of Her Majesty
The Ageing Well Torbay Festival is back, and it is live, in person, for the first time since 2019. The eighth and possibly final festival will take place this year at the Riviera Centre in Torquay on Saturday, September 17th between 10am and 5pm, after COVID forced it online for both 2020 and 2021. Organisers boast that it is bigger and better than ever, with … Continue reading It’s nearly festival time…Ageing Well Festival 2022
Festival Programme We are glad to announce that the programme for this year’s Ageing Well Festival is now available online, and will be coming to you in print over the next fortnight. Our festival committee and staff have worked tirelessly to bring together a great line-up of talks, entertainment, interactive sessions, and organisations/groups from around Torbay for you to meet. And now, you can read … Continue reading Festival programme out now, and volunteering opportunities
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead In just one month’s time, we will be throwing open the doors of the Riviera Centre in Torquay for the eighth Torbay Ageing Well Festival. We are getting very excited about welcoming you all back in person on Saturday, September 17th after two years online because of COVID and we promise you that it will be bigger and … Continue reading One month until the next Ageing Well Festival
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead WE are getting very excited about the Ageing Well Festival planned for the Riviera Centre in Torquay in just over two months. Once again, we are bringing together the cream of the Bay’s talent to entertain, amaze, advise and inform when we take over the main part of the Riviera for the day on Saturday, September 17th. The … Continue reading Bigger and better than ever – Ageing Well Festival 2022
THE Ageing Well Torbay Festival is back this year and the organisers are planning on it being bigger and better than ever. Sadly, the last two festivals had to be broadcast online and Riviera FM as COVID made bringing people together impossible, but this year it will be held at the Riviera Centre in Torquay. The Riviera centre was also the venue for the last … Continue reading The Ageing Well Festival returns
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead Ageing Well Torbay is dead. Long live ageing well in Torbay. It is hard to believe that it is seven years since Ageing Well arrived in Torbay and what a difference it has made to so many lives, particularly the lives of older people. The aims were simple, to reduce levels of isolation and loneliness in over 50-year … Continue reading Post-Ageing Well Torbay
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead TWO years on, we are told that we should allow life to return to ‘normal’, whatever that means? The Government has made it clear that we are now all at liberty to cast off restrictions and return as much as possible to the lives we lived before we knew the meaning of the word COVID. But before we … Continue reading Two years later…back to normal?
By Victoria Campbell, Community Builder for Brixham About five years ago, a group of people in Brixham with a passion for wellbeing and good mental health decided to do something to help others in the community who were struggling. They set out to create ‘safe spaces’ for anyone feeling sad, lonely or isolated or having thoughts of suicide. It provides a security net for the … Continue reading Making Brixham a place where people can talk openly about mental health – Community Matters
By Paul Trainer, Information Officer for Torbay Together In Director Michael Winner’s 1964 film, The System, filmed almost entirely on location in Torbay, he depicts an English seaside town called Roxham that thrives during the summer months but effectively dies outside of the tourist season; beyond the holiday period, there is little to do in Roxham. Winner perhaps renamed his resort location for fear of … Continue reading Torbay Together’s exciting next move – to Devon!
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