From one festival to another

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer Ten days ago we held our fourth Ageing Well Festival which was the culmination of a full year’s planning. It should never be underestimated how much work goes into organising events like this, from the conceptualisation through to delivery, it takes an enormous amount of effort by never enough people. In our case we have a small (but … Continue reading From one festival to another

Challenging abuse and negative perceptions

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer Good news from the Government this week – ageism is to being considered in a new list of hate crimes alongside racism, sexism, and discrimination towards transgender people, those with disabilities and the religious. We are generally regarded as a tolerant nation, and despite huge strides in recent years, there are still deep-rooted prejudices that pervade all our … Continue reading Challenging abuse and negative perceptions

Mindful of Mental Health

By Sue McDermott, Programme Manager Ageing Well Torbay is now more than three years into a six-year programme, and lessons are being learned as we go We now know much more about Torbay’s ageing population and the problems it faces – particularly about the often crippling and life-changing experience of isolation and loneliness. Already, with the help of some superb partners, we have identified and … Continue reading Mindful of Mental Health

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 ageingwell@torbaycdt.org.uk 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