Join us for the launch of the Torbay Over 50’s Assembly

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead Exciting times. We are now just a few weeks away from the launch of the Torbay Over 50’s Assembly. In one way it is just the beginning, but in another, it is the culmination of many months of hard work by a dedicated group of over 50-year-olds who are determined that their age group have a voice in … Continue reading Join us for the launch of the Torbay Over 50’s Assembly

Looking for Financial Advice, Information & Resilience? (FAIR)

The FAIR project is a service for people over 50 in Torbay. It stands for Financial Advice, Information & Resilience and offers advice and information on benefits, local welfare provision, getting the best utility deals and help for those in debt. The project is a joint venture involving local community groups and specialist providers and is led by Citizens Advice Torbay.  It is funded by … Continue reading Looking for Financial Advice, Information & Resilience? (FAIR)

Next Steps to retirement

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead. The best-laid plans of mice and …. a well know saying that takes on a whole new meaning when discussing plans for retirement Last week we spent hours in meetings in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham asking the question: “What do you wish you had known before you retired?” A simple question with seemingly an unlimited number of answers, … Continue reading Next Steps to retirement

Let’s talk about mental health

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications lead We need to talk about mental health. For some peculiar reason, we feel comfortable swapping stories about physical illnesses, particularly in Winter when the latest virus strikes, but never mental health We skirt around it using vanilla phrases such as I’m feeling a bit stressed or I am a bit down today, but whilst we would be happy … Continue reading Let’s talk about mental health

We need your help – Next Steps

Have you ever stopped to think what you wish you had known before you retired? Downsized? Before you became a carer or your mobility changed? Or are there things you are thinking about now, before you retire? What advice would you give others? We want to pull together an ‘experts by experience guide’ that revolves around Next Steps…preparing for later life. We need a variety … Continue reading We need your help – Next Steps

Age-friendly? What does that mean?

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer Congratulations this week to all involved in getting Torbay’s bid to become Age-friendly up and running. Three principle organisations are behind the bid – Ageing Well Torbay, Torbay Council and the Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, though many more will follow over the coming weeks and months. It is a big step for all involved and … Continue reading Age-friendly? What does that mean?

Torbay to gain age-friendly status

Torbay is to become one of only 30 places in the UK to achieve Age-friendly Status. Torbay, made up of Brixham, Torquay and Paignton has been accepted to join the 700 places around the world that have already received the coveted designation. It is a process that can take up to three years, but has the backing of both Torbay Council and the Torbay and … Continue reading Torbay to gain age-friendly status

Power to the (older) people

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Officer Exciting times here at Ageing Well Torbay as we roll out our plans for an over 50’s assembly – Torbay Over 50’s Assembly (TOFA), launch our bid for Age-friendly status and work on a positive ageing charter. Ageing Well Torbay in its current form (funded by the Big Lottery Fund) has just over two years of the six-year … Continue reading Power to the (older) people

Help Gary to carry on volunteering

A CHARITY campaigner has been forced to launch his own fundraiser to allow him to keep up the good work. Gary Goswell-Munro relies on his tailor-made electric wheelchair to get him out and about, but repairs that will allow him to leave his Paignton home are to cost £2,000. Friends and colleagues have set up a GoFundMe page to get 54-year-old Gary back on four … Continue reading Help Gary to carry on volunteering