AWF19 Programme

Below is our full programme of events for Ageing Well Festival 2019 (main page), due to take place on Saturday 19th October, 10am-5pm at the Riviera International Conference Centre.

This version of the programme will include content we were unable to squeeze into the printed programme, and will be kept up to date in the days leading up to the festival, including any cancellations, additions, rescheduling, etc. , along with blurbs those who are performing, running stalls, delivering talks & workshops and alike have provided.

Updated 7th October, 2019


Hot food & drinks will be available at the back of the Forum Hall, with hot drinks, soft drinks, confectionery & snacks available from the Forum bar.

A nostalgic café culture zone will be available in Rosetor as well.

Stalls, including Community Safety & Advice Corner – Arena Exhibition Hall (Ground Floor)

Find out what’s on your doorstep, with stalls run by local groups, clubs, services and organisations – our array of stalls is bigger and more diverse than ever, by popular demand.

Below is a list of all the stalls that’ll be present:

Main section:

  • Access to Community Education (ACE) – ACE is a charitable organisation, working in partnership with South Devon College, providing Social and Educational activities for Adults with Physical Disabilities which include Swimming, Sportsmobility, Drawing & Painting and a Social morning with Guest Speakers and lunch.
  • Age UK Torbay:
    • Wellbeing Coordinators – Wellbeing Torbay support people over 50 to reconnect with the community and learn new skills.
    • Tech Inclusion group – Tech inclusion supports people to use their phones, laptops, iPads and more.
  • Babbacombe & St. Marychurch Lions Club – Babbacombe & St, Marychurch Lions Club have been helping local people for the last 35 years and offer practical & financial support where we can, generally to the old, young & disabled. Our motto is ‘We Serve’. Fundraising goes on all year and we welcome active members from all walks of life.
  • Bluebird Care – Torbay’s Outstanding Care Company
  • Centre of Miss – People gather to sing songs from 30’s, 40’s & 50’s in a friendly atmosphere. We encourage people with dementia and this is not a choir just enjoy singing old songs. And Torbay Christian community
  • Christians Together in Torquay – CTT works to enable good communication and partnership between the churches of Torquay. It exists to pray, worship and work together for the transformation of our town into a more Christ-centred community.
  • Falls Prevention Team, Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust – Raising awareness of activity levels – those recommended and those the person actually manages and the how to address any difference. The difference attending a strength and balance class makes, and some of the testimony from people who have attended. Information re falls prevention, where to find information and what to do to avoid further falls.
  • Fotos 4 Fun Community Photo Club
  • Friends Around the Bay – Friends Around the Bay (FAB) is a friendship club for people on their own who are looking for an active social life. We enjoy walks, meals, coach trips, theatre trips, dancing, holidays, badminton, table tennis and much more…
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind – Guide Dogs supports people living with sight loss to maintain mobility and independence. Through the Guide Dog service, My Guide service, and Children and Young People’s services. There are also many volunteering opportunities to get involved with to keep active, socialise, and engage in the local community.
  • Health Navigator – A Team of experienced Clinicians providing a Pro-Active Telephone Coaching Service to those managing chronic conditions who have been admitted to Hospital recently. Supporting patients to manage their condition and navigate the Healthcare System following discharge. The overall objective is to reduce unplanned admissions.
  • Home Instead Senior Care – Home Instead Senior Care is the leading home care provider in the area. Our objective is to help people live independently in their own homes and our support is tailored to the individual’s needs. Home Instead Senior Care is based in Paignton and has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.
  • Le Club Franglais – French themed community social club which brings the he ne sais quoi to the Bay!
  • Life Care Radio – Life Care Radio is a registered charity radio station providing radio entertainment to nursing and residential homes throughout Torbay and South Devon and those receiving long term care in their own homes.
  • Local Spark – Torbay Community Supported Enterprise
  • NRS Healthcare – NRS Healthcare work in partnership with Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust to support individuals to remain safe and independent in their own home using technology. Technology Enabled Care Services promote and support independence whilst retaining dignity and safety. Families and carers also gain that extra peace of mind knowing that someone is available, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year should a loved one get into difficulty.
  • Paignton Heritage Society – Formed in 1986. Monthly meetings plus events / tours held during the year. Archive of many historic photographs, quarterly Newsletter and active committee.
  • Paignton University of the 3rd Age (U3A) – Encouraging those not in full time employment to make the best use of their time.
  • Palace Theatre – The Palace Theatre is open all year with an exciting and varied programme of live music, drama, comedy, variety and celebrity appearances. We’re in Paignton town centre just minutes from Torquay, Brixham, Totnes and Newton Abbot.
  • Soroptimists International – We are an organisation for women who work to transform the lives of women and girls worldwide. We undertake local, national and international projects that EDUCATE, EMPOWER and ENABLE women and girls to reach their full potential.
  • Step One – Torbay Peer Support Project – The Torbay Peer Support Project, (formerly Daybreak) part of Step One and Ageing Well Torbay,  providing care in the community for people and families facing mental health challenges
  • Stroke Association – It is estimated that each year, 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke. At the Stroke Association, our aim is that stroke happens less often. We are committed to supporting stroke survivors and those around them to make the best recovery possible. In Torbay we provide assistance, essential information, advice and emotional support for stroke survivors, their carers and their families. We also have a variety of local groups for peer support, information, activities and conversation. High blood pressure is known to be a major risk factor for stroke and it is advised that everyone should get their BP checked once or twice a year. We will be providing blood pressure checks at the Ageing Well festival, giving advice around blood pressure and all aspects of stroke and stroke recovery.
  • The Precinct Social Centre – Situated in the heart of St. Marychurch, we offer facilities for people over 55 years of age to engage in a wide range of social and leisure activities in a warm friendly atmosphere. The Centre is entirely run by volunteers.
  • Torbay Financial Services – Torbay Financial Services is a local, family run business. Our aim is to fully understand your short & long term financial aspirations. We provide advice on Pensions, Investments and Inheritance tax planning.
  • Torbay Gilbert & Sullivan Society – We are a friendly Appreciation Society which promotes the works of Gilbert & Sullivan by shows and concerts. We meet on Monday evenings at Collaton St Mary Primary School, Paignton. Auditions for joining are not required and you will be welcome to come to our meetings. For further information please ring 01803 323801 or visit our website or find us on Facebook.
  • Torbay Greenspace Forum – We are the umbrella organisation for all voluntary groups working to support our professional gardeners in green spaces across Torbay.
  • Torbay Over 50’s Assembly (TOFA) – An assembly established by Ageing Well Torbay with a working party of over 50-year olds, in collaboration with local statutory services and organisations. TOFA enables anyone over the age of 50 to discuss what’s important to them with peers from around the Bay, with the means of influencing policies and services to make Torbay a better place for all to live in. For more info, including how to join, visit
  • Torbay Rambling Club (TRC) – TRC was formed in 1950 and currently has 170 members. Every week walks on Dartmoor, the Coast or in the countryside are organised every Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday, and on Friday evenings during June and July. For more information on all the activities available, search
  • Torquay Museum – Torquay Museum is the oldest museum in Devon celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2020. The Museum hold large and varied collections including natural history, local history and things from across the world collected by explorers and brought back to Torquay.
  • Upton Vale Baptist Church – Upton Vale has been part of the community for over 150 years and has a number of activities and programmes that endeavour to help people age well.
  • Versus Arthritis – To provide help and support to anyone with arthritis
  • VisualEyes Torbay – A registered Charity to support the Sight Impaired people of the community. All are volunteers and we operate throughout Torbay.

Advice Corner:

  • Barclays Bank – Digital banking, plus support with Fraud & scams.
  • Carers Services, Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust – Torbay Carers Services provides signposting and information for unpaid carers who provide support for family members or friends who live in Torbay
  • Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
  • Devon Essential Medical Services (EMS) – Registered Charity providing event medical cover, first aid training and patient transfers utilising the services of volunteers
  • Devon Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Services – Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services provide confidential, professional support in Devon and Torbay (but not Plymouth) to survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.
  • Financial Advice, Information & Resilience (FAIR) – FAIR provides benefits and debt advice for people over 50 in the Torbay area. We offer advice in community group settings and can also refer to our partner specialist providers.
  • Healthwatch Torbay
  • Moving Together Devon CIC – Moving Together Devon is a social enterprise aimed at older and less able people, who either know their home is unsuitable for them and need to move or would like help adapting their current property if that would be more suitable for their long term needs. We will help as much or as little as each individual needs. We offer practical and emotional support, ranging from helping find a new home, sorting belongings, dealing with other professionals, right through to moving in. Equally we will support those who wish to consider adaptations by providing information and advice to enable the individual to make an informed choice on the suitability of their home in the long term.
  • Positive People – Positive People offers a lifeline to those who are 25 and over who are not in work. We help individuals to build hope, confidence and skills. Cosmic are the digital partner who help individuals to build digital and employability skills.
  • Staying Put – Staying Put is a community project aiming to use volunteers aged over 50 to help other older people to stay at home for longer, by providing assistance with small tasks that make their everyday living easier, – i.e small DIY projects, cooking buddies, help with shopping, advocacy support and navigation through the health and social care systems. For more info, visit
  • Wollens Full Spectrum Law – Our diverse team of brilliant people provide the full spectrum of legal services and specialist expertise across private and commercial matters.

Community Safety:

  • Devon & Cornwall Police Teams:
    • Police Cyber Crime Team – As part of Devon and Cornwall Police, your Cyber Protect Team works within the Digital Capabilities Unit and in turn is part of Team Cyber UK in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Centre. Your Cyber Protect Officers can provide you with help and guidance in keeping yourself safe when online.
    • Police Diversity Team
    • Police Neighbourhood Team
    • Police Volunteer Cadets – The Torbay Volunteer Police Cadets are part of Devon & Cornwall Police’s VPC scheme and operate across Torbay in support of local communities and local policing priorities.
  • Devon & Somerset Fire Rescue Service  – DSFRS promoting fire safety in the home
  • National Trading Standards – We will be providing advice around scams, rogue traders and how to protect yourself.
    • NTS’ Stop Loan Sharks team – We are a national team that investigate, prosecute and convict loan sharks as well as supporting their victims
  • Torbay Council & Safer Communities Torbay – Safer communities Torbay is the name given to Torbay’s Community Safety Partner (CSP). CSPs exist by law and bring key local agencies together to deliver multi agency solutions to tackle various issues such as crime, re-offending, anti social behaviour and substance misuse in a coordinated and collective way. Safer communities Torbay is made up of representatives from the following agencies: Council, police, fire and rescue service, probation service, health.
  • Torbay Domestic Abuse Service
  • Torbay Healthy Lifestyles Team – The Healthy Lifestyles team offer a wide range of healthy lifestyle information, advice and support. We can help you to quit smoking, get more active, eat more healthily, lose weight and improve wellbeing.
  • Torbay Neighbourhood Watch – Being a GOOD NEIGHBOUR is at the heart of NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH. Crime has changed dramatically and so has crime prevention advice, yet there are still time-honoured crime prevention measures that we should all take, if we want to avoid being a victim of crime. Find out more about crime prevention from Torbay NHW and find out about our FEEL SAFE SCHEME, which is specifically designed to help vulnerable people who live in Torbay.

Entertainment – Main Stage, Forum Hall (Ground Floor)

Entertainment throughout the day, including lots of music with space to dance. Hosted by your compére for the day, comedian Vic Baulton.

  • 10am-10:30am: Upton Vale Youth Band – A Collective of young musicians from Upton Vale Baptist Church bringing an atmosphere of positivity and praise…
  • 10:30am-11am: Sandy Sparkle (1 of 2) – SANDY SPARKLE is a professional award-winning female vocalist & multi-tribute artiste, one of Torbay’s most popular entertainers and a top name on the English Riviera live entertainment scene. 2019 will mark her 4th year performing for the AGEING WELL festival. Sandy covers a wide range of music genres and styles and this year will be performing hits from the ‘Swinging 60’s’ & ‘Groovy 70’s’ guaranteed to have you singing and dancing!
  • 11am-11:30am: Missin’ Tackle – Missin’ Tackle are a Brixham based shanty crew. Following the success of a play in Brixham Theatre in 2015 based on the exploits of a Brixham sailing trawler in WW1, the crew came together and they have been singing ever since. With a wide repertoire of new and old shanties and sea songs there is nothing they like better than a good audience and a good sing-song.
  • 11:30am-11:45am: Welcome to the Festival, with Grandma Joyce Williams – Joyce Williams, aka Grandma Williams will be on hand to officially welcome everyone to this year’s Ageing Well Festival. She has travelled the world, written books, been a Physio & TV Presenter. Now 80+ and blogging about “the fun and nonsense of being ancient in a modern world and experiencing everyday ageism in all its glory!” Visit Grandma Williams’ blog at:
  • 11:45am-12:30pm: Sandy Sparkle (2 of 2)
  • 12:30pm-1:15pm; Unleashed Community Choir
  • 1:20pm-2pm: Happy Dancing with Anne George – A fun filled Dance/Fitness class. Includes Latin & Ballroom steps (no need for a partner) plus Disco, Freestyle, Bollywood and more!
  • 2pm-3pm: Cahoots – Drew & Colin’s country pop/rock duo, with vocal harmonies.
  • 3pm-3:40pm: Torbay Gilbert & Sullivan Society – Songs from the great operettas
  • 4pm-4:15pm: Flashmob Performance – Performing to “We Go Together” from the musical Grease. Rehearsals taking place at 2:30pm on the Arena Balcony, all welcome to join in.
  • 4:15pm-5:15pm: Anne George’s Dance Party

Entertainment – Ageing Well’s Got Talent, Burdett Room (Lower Ground Floor)

A showcase of Torbay’s talent – music, poetry and more. Hosted by your compéres for the day, Enna Michaels and Pat Burkitt.

  • 11am-11:20am: Introduction & Poetry with your hosts, Enna Michaels & Pat Burkitt
  • 11:20am-11:35am: Comedy & Poetry with Shelley Szender – A Poet from Paignton. Shelly performs on the Comedy and Poetry circuits, and has performed at the Barnstaple Fringe, Axbridge Comedy Nights, Glasgow Comedy Festival as well various Festivals, Pubs and Clubs. Shelly have even performed via Skype to The Duplex Club in New York.
  • 11:35am-12pm: The Cholls – The Cholls play a mixture of originals and covers honed from countless jam nights around the Pubs of Torbay!
  • 12pm-12:30pm: The SeaGalls – We are an acapella group, we sing old favourites alongside new songs, some written especially for the occasion. Often songs have a sense of humour and we encourage people to join in!
  • 12:30pm-1pm: Twogetherness – Vocal harmony duo singing show music, country, ballads, 60’s.
  • 1pm-1:30pm: Torbay Ukulele Band
  • 1:30pm-1:40pm: Poetry with Peter Roe – Prize winning poet Peter Roe talks about technology, people and the madness that happens when they get together.
  • 1:40pm-2pm: Unleashed Theatre’s singers – A performing arts group made up of people who have experienced homelessness, addiction or mental health issues. This inspirational group regularly perform to raise money for charity, often for the sectors they come from.
  • 2pm-2:20pm: Open-mic sign-up – Sing, dance, tell jokes, read poetry – open to all types of talent.
  • 2:20pm-2:40pm: Poetry with Nayna Kumari
  • 2:40pm-3pm: Open-mic
  • 3pm-20pm: Poetry workshop winner & open mic – Performance from winner of Poetry workshop, which will be taking place before the festival, on Tuesday 24th September, 10:30am-1pm at Central Church (Room 1), Torhill Road, Torquay TQ2 5RF. To book or for more information, email or phone 01803 212638
  • 3:20pm-3:40pm: Poetry with Jason Disley – Poet, author & spoken-word author.
  • 3:40pm-4pm: Poetry with Beryl the Feral
  • 4pm-4:20pm: Poetry with Sam Richards – As part of his 70th birthday tour
  • 4:20pm-4:40pm: Open-mic
  • 4:50pm: Acknowledgements & end

Arts & Crafts workshops and displays

Create your own art, or appreciate others’ works.

Art workshops – Arena Balcony (First Floor)
  • All-day:
    • Squircle Arts – Lino-printing, clay art & drawing
    • Abbey Recreational Crafts – We are an inclusive arts and craft group that meet weekly to practise all different arts and crafts. We will be demonstrating pyrography (decorating wood with burn marks) and glass engraving.
    • Torbay Peer Support Project’s art group – Painting, weaving macramé, creating fairy houses/doors & crochet.
  • 11am-1pm: Create your own Dreamcatchers with Victoria Campbell – Take your dreamcatching creations home with you.
  • 1pm-3pm: Recycled Art with Lacey Rose – Creating bird-feeders from recycled materials.
  • 3pm-4pm: Yarnbombing with Robbie Lynch & the Torbay Yarnbombers – Yarn creations knitted in great company.
Misc. – Arena Bar (First Floor)
  • All-day: Sense Abilities CIC’s Sensory pop-up room – A non-structure environment for all to explore and experience.
  • 12pm-1pm: Drum Torbay – An engaging, introductory workshop where participants will be introduced to a variety of West African drums and percussion instruments and will have the opportunity to take part and play some authentic traditional rhythms. Be prepared for a big noise and a lot of fun!
Displays – Forum Balcony (First Floor)
  • All-day:
    • Torbay Rocks – Memorabilia from bands & artists who visited Torbay during the 60s & 70s, from the Lionel Digby Collection.
    • Love, Live, Laugh Learn – Photography contest gallery – A contest celebrating Torbay, with four categories of entries (Love, Live, Laugh, Learn) deadline for entries is Friday 4th October, call 01803 212638 or email for more info/entry forms
    • Shiphay Model Railway Club’s display
    • Community Creative Crafts
    • Torbay Yarnbombers’ Display
    • Gordon Pointer’s Art – Gordon Pointer was discovered through Step One’s Torbay Peer Support Project, and is now displaying his works of art.
    • Brixham Does Care Films’ Club Playlist – A selection of classic films and clips
  • 1pm-4pm: Shhhh! – A silent disco to take part in, with a set of headphones tuned to either the playlists of 60’s-90’s tunes, or to oral histories of Torbay, collected from local residents by Sound Communities’ Hear & Now project.

Speakers – Grace Murrell Suite, Rooms B & C (Lower Ground Floor)

Learn something new; a variety of subjects to challenge and inform.

Room B
  • 10:45am-12pm: Community Safety with Debra Steele & Kathryn Blake – Trading standards – scams and the risk of rogue traders.
  • 12pm-1:15pm: Demystifying Dementia with Peter Hughes – An introduction to living with Dementia.
  • 1:15pm-2:30pm: Moguls, Mayhem & Movies with Martin Fisher – The golden years of Hollywood, from 1895 to 1939 with Martin, a retired BBC executive.
  • 2:30pm-3:45pm: Torbay Rocks with Lionel Digby – A look back at bands and artists who were rocking and rolling in Torbay during the 60’s & 70’s.
  • 3:45pm-5pm: Stop Loan Sharks with Dave Monk – The talk will cover the make up, powers and remit of the team, the activity that is currently underway in the South West, example of loan sharks & their behaviors, how to recognize a potential victim and where to report any findings.
Room C
  • 10:45am-12pm: Staying Safe from Cyber Crime with Grahame Mace – During this talk Grahame will explain to you what is ‘cyber crime’ and how you can identify and protect yourself against various types of Cyber Crime. Including helpful tips on how to remember and use strong passwords, to improve your online security.
  • 12pm-1:15pm: Celebrating 175 years of Torquay Museum with Clare Howe – A look at the personalities, key events and start objects from the Museum. Founded in 1845 by Torquay Natural History Society, Torquay Museum currently houses more than 300,000 objects from all over the world as well as of local significance, holds exhibitions and events throughout the year and Torquay Museum Society hosts lectures at the museum twice a week
  • 1:15pm-2:30pm: Torbay in the Movies with Kevin Dixon – Discover how Torbay has been a fixture and influence on the big screen over the decades, in films shown around the world.
  • 2:30pm-3:45pm: Trust me, I’m a Volunteer with Brenda Loosemore – A National Trust volunteer at Coleton Fishacre and Greenway, with special interest in Lady Dorothy D’Oyly Carte and Agatha Christie
  • 3:45pm-5pm: The Boys with John Lowe – A presentation on the last operation of an RAF aircraft, which crashed on Dartmoor in March 1941.

Fashion, Pampering, Health & Wellbeing – Rosetor (Ground Floor)

Experience a mixture of exercise & wellbeing, together with a head to toe programme of beauty aids and fashions. Hosted by your compéres for the day, Pamela Oatley (festival committee member) and Mary Qiriaqi.

  • 10am-11am: Tai Chi with Lisa Kay (1 of 2)
  • 11am-11:45am: Move to the Music – Exercise dancing with Mary Qiriaqi.
  • 11:45am-12:30pm: Hula-Hooping with Tina Evans
  • 12:30pm-1pm: Catwalk Fashion Show (1 of 2) – Featuring clothing courtesy of Sainsbury’s Tu Clothing line, and starring fabulous models aged 50+
  • 1pm-1:30pm: Talk with Grandma Joyce Williams – Blogger Joyce Williams sharing her positive views and experiences on ageing. Visit her blog:
  • Interlude with piano
  • 1:45pm-2:15pm: Catwalk Fashion Show (2 of 2)
  • 2:15pm-3pm: Yoga with Victoria Campbell
  • 3pm-3:45pm: Tai Chi with Lisa Kay (2 of 2)
  • Interlude with piano
  • 4pm-5pm: Sing-along around the Baby Grand Piano
  • All-day stalls:
    • Herbalism with Dawn Ireland from Green Wyse – Medical Herbalist and botanical skin care.
    • Podiatry with MyPodiatrist –  MyPodiatrist is a specialist foot and ankle clinic in Torquay on a mission to provide exceptional podiatric care. Our expert team of podiatrists have dedicated experience in providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the lower limb. We aim to reduce pain and increase mobility, getting you back to the freedom of an active lifestyle.
    • Wellbeing Q & A with Riviera Wellbeing – We are a complimentary healthcare centre in Paignton, providing high quality, hands-on, drug-free care to people of all ages. We offer Chiropractic, Reflexology, Massage, Acupuncture, Spinal Rehabilitation, Counselling/Psychotherapy and Nutritional Therapy in Torbay and surrounding areas. We have been established since 2014 and are now the fastest growing clinic in South Devon, based on word of mouth referral alone.
  • All-day tasters & demonstrations:
    • Reiki with Julie Reshad
    • Reflexology with Tina Hook
    • Bowen Technique with Julie Flood – Bowen is a gentle hands on therapy that treats all conditions that you may go to an osteopath or chiropractor for.
    • Massage (clothed) with Zoe Copeland – For neck, shoulders, arms & hands
    • Try make-up, get your nails polished, and receive hints and tips to find the right look for you
    • Have a go on the Baby Grand Piano throughout the day

Sports & Exercise Workshops – Arena Balcony (First Floor)

As energetic or slow-paced as you like.

(Caution advised for those with health conditions, participation at own risk. Appropriate footwear advised)

  • 10:45am-11:30am: Move it or Lose it with Anne George -An exercise session to improve strength, balance, aerobic stamina and flexibility. This can be done seated or standing and suits all abilities. I use lovely upbeat music and there are plenty of giggles along the way.
  • 11:30am-12:15pm: Wiggles & Giggles Bellydancing with the Saffannah Dance Duo – Belly Dance Fusion to Latin style music – to incorporate basic belly dance moves to some fun music to form a short dance routine.
  • 12:15pm-1pm: Seated exercise with Julia McDonald
  • 1pm-1:30pm: Bellydancing with Sally Ann
  • 1:45pm-2:30pm: Chair-based Yoga with Nina Adwick – Come, sit, move and be moved. Chair based yoga for all.
  • 2:30pm-3:15pm: Flashmob rehearsal – All welcome to join in, performance of “We Go Together” from Grease at 4pm in Forum Hall.
  • 3:15pm-4pm: Introduction to Pilates for over 50’s with South Devon Pilates – This workshop will focus on the benefits of pilates for the over 50’s. We will concentrate on how Pilates creates a balance in the body between keeping core muscles strong and improving flexibility. How we can look after our joints particularly the knees, lower back and hips.
  • 11am-1pm: Have-a-go Badminton with Sue Jarvis
  • 1pm-3pm: Table Tennis with the University of the 3rd Age (U3A)
  • 3pm-5pm: Walking Football with Stroke City Walking Football Club

Lifestyle Workshops – Grace Murrell Suite, Rooms A & D (Lower Ground Floor)

Make a positive change – physically, mentally, or practically.

Room A
  • 10:45am-11:45am: License to Chill & Energise Your Life with Sue Mutlow – Giving simple effective techniques to help boost your vitality and feel better now. Techniques are safe, gentle and effect and they can work alongside conventional medical treatment. There are many techniques that you can learn to help you move your health forward positively – such as a simple one for cramp – you no longer need to jump out of bed!
  • 11:45am-12:45pm: Active Ageing with Riviera Wellbeing – An interactive session on the real reasons behind the need to remain active as we age. We will give you some science and research, we will give you facts and we will also try to separate that from some of the common myths which surround exercise for older people. We will cover a few common conditions and the benefits of exercise in general, but we will also give you a chance to ask plenty of questions and offer as much advice as we can squeeze into this hour long slot. Prepare yourself for an informative and lighthearted hour that will leave you feeling motivated to get up and going… in whatever way is best for you.
  • 12:45pm-1:30pm: Qigong with David Start – Qigong gentle exercise for mind body and spirit. suitable for all abilities.
  • 1:30pm-2pm: Seated Pilates with Teri Lyn Embley – Build core strength and stamina, increase flexibility and range of movement whilst seated. Some standing where appropriate with use of chair for support and to improve balance. Adaptations are always offered. All abilities welcome. Promotes falls prevention, supports memory and aids sleep.
  • 2pm-2:45pm: Falls Prevention with Julia McDonald – I will demonstrate the exercises with some of the participants in the room to hopefully join in and will do a talk on falls prevention and the benefits of exercise.
  • 2:45pm-3:45pm: Drama Improvisation with Jeff Sleeman – The workshop consists of a series of fun and inclusive improvisation exercises and games which help to develop creativity, connect people and increase self-confidence. These are carefully selected to be suitable for all ages and abilities and no previous drama, performance or public speaking experience is required. An open mind, a willingness to learn and a sense of humour are all that are needed to reap the many benefits of this workshop.
  • 3:45pm-4:15pm: Movement to Music with Margaret Morgan
  • 4:15pm-5:15pm: Relaxation and Calm with Sue Mutlow – Seated exercises
Room D
  • 10:45am-11:45am: The Benefits of Trees to your Health & Wellbeing with David Start
  • 11:45am-12:45pm: Understanding Dementia with Dementia Friends (1 of 2) – Join us for this interactive session to learn how dementia affects a person and what you can do to make a difference. Become a Dementia Friend and join more than 2 million others taking action. From being more patient in a shop queue to campaigning for change every action counts. Anyone of any age can become a Dementia Friend.
  • 12:45pm-1:30pm: Torbay Healthy Lifestyles Team Q&A – There is so much information available and it can be overwhelming at times. Our workshop can give you the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics in an informal way. We aim to provide evidence based information and useful tools you can use on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Planning for Late Life with Barclays Bank & Independent Age – Life can change faster than we’d like sometimes and take us by surprise. So many of our customers tell us they’d like some help thinking about a few things they can do today to make tomorrow easier, for themselves and their family. We’ve teamed up with leading charity in this area Independent Age to help you start to consider a few basics to help yourself or a loved one – join us for this informal talk or visit our stand to find out more.
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm: Achieving Goals with Anne George – Techniques to improve memory, confidence and communication! This is an interactive session. Participants can immediately improve some of these skills, even during a short workshop!
  • 3:30pm-4:15pm: Building Communities from the Inside-out with Staying Put and seAp Advocacy
  • 4:15pm-5:15pm: Understanding Dementia with Dementia Friends (2 of 2)