Assembly, Assemble!

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer The snappily called Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) turns 70 this year and not a lot of people know that. But perhaps we should because enshrined in that declaration is a commitment to older people and their rights. Across the world, almost 700 million people are over the age of 60, and in just 32-years-time in 2050 … Continue reading Assembly, Assemble!

Ageing Well Newsletter – Autumn 2018

All the latest news and updates from Ageing Well Torbay, including articles and stories from our readers! The latest Ageing Well Torbay newsletter is now available both digitally and in print! Email us at or phone 01803 212638 if you’d like to contribute to the next newsletter. The print versions will be available from a number of locations in Torbay over the coming weeks, including our office at Torbay Community … Continue reading Ageing Well Newsletter – Autumn 2018

It’s almost festival time…

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer We are in the final throes of organising this year’s Ageing Well Festival, which I can say, as the new kid on the block, is no mean feat. Bringing together talent from across the Bay is an awesome challenge even when there is as much of it as there clearly is – particularly among the over 50’s In … Continue reading It’s almost festival time…

Moving Forward

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer. Ageing Well is now three years into its six year programme and whilst the results so far have been incredible, there is still much to do. I circulated what I called a celebration crib sheet to our team last week and the feedback, from the very people that have delivered these results, has been stunning. Because they are … Continue reading Moving Forward

Bridging the generation gap through green scheme

Paignton residents have been showcasing their green skills by giving unwanted household items a fresh lease of life at a newly-created community garden. The donations have been given to Grow Gap – a project organised by So-Fly with support from Sanctuary Housing and funded by Ageing Well Torbay – which is transforming an area of land at Great Parks Community Centre into a stunning green … Continue reading Bridging the generation gap through green scheme

Working together

By Sue McDermott, Programme Manager One of the big challenges potentially facing us all as we get older is being able to live out our lives as we see fit, preferably in our own homes. For years when we reached a certain age or infirmity choice was taken away from us by people ‘who knew better’. Just wrong. Various well-meaning authorities colluded to decide for … Continue reading Working together

Help us design a “Stay put – Peer Support” project

Should people over 50 get the services that they want, rather than what “we” think they need? We think that people know best what they need and that they should be at the centre of any new services developed. During our ‘Food for Thought’ sessions last year, many people over 50 identified themselves as being an ‘untapped resource’ and more able to support their peers … Continue reading Help us design a “Stay put – Peer Support” project

Rethinking Ageing

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer What went wrong? Since when did ageing become something to be frowned upon – to be demonised as if it wasn’t something that will happen to us all? Not many years ago the older generation were revered, respect was expected and delivered and as they said round our way ‘woe betides you if you don’t’ The generations that … Continue reading Rethinking Ageing