The Ageing Well Festival is an annual event that features a large amount of activities and performances going on for you to either watch or participate in. These festivals are timed to coincide with National Older People’s Day (1st October) as a means of recognising older people in Torbay and what they can do. So far we’ve hosted three Ageing Well Festivals – one in 2015 at various sites around Torbay, another in 2016 at Torre Abbey with a Storytelling theme, a third festival in 2017 at Lupton House with a 1960’s theme, and a fourth event at Paignton Community and Sports Academy (Borough Road) in 2018, with the theme of Love, Live, Laugh, Learn. We also hosted a Symposium of Ideas in May 2017, after we received a large amount of feedback requesting more events and more learning opportunities, leading to a combination of the two in an event with a focus on exchanging skills, knowledge and ideas.
We are currently in the early final stages of planning the 2019 Ageing Well Festival.
If you and/or your organisation are interested in getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 01803 212638, and ask for Jess Slade.