Celebrate being old at heart

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead How many times have you heard that 70 is the new 50 or 60 is the new 40? A lot, but what does it really mean? On the one hand, it celebrates the fact that breakthroughs in medicine, better working conditions, less poverty and improved lifestyles all mean that we are living longer, healthier lives. But it also … Continue reading Celebrate being old at heart

101 days ’til festival time

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead The most important item on the blank drawing board was the venue – and after casting their net wide, they have come up with an absolute corker – the Riviera Centre in Torquay. The Riviera International Centre (RIC) is one of the bay’s finest venues, it ticks so many boxes. For a start it is huge and the … Continue reading 101 days ’til festival time

Sharing success nationally

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead A group of over 50s from Torbay will be travelling to Sheffield next week to sing the praises of Ageing Well Torbay. Eight people whose lives here have been touched by the Ageing Well Torbay programme will be presenting a workshop at a national conference that brings together lottery-funded projects from across the country. And there is a … Continue reading Sharing success nationally

Sharing time around the world

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead You never know when a kindness and a bit of hard work might be repaid, but you certainly don’t expect it when you are seven thousand miles away from home in America. But for Torbay timebankers, Ann Whitehouse, 70, from Torquay and her friend Jenny Wills from Galmpton that is exactly what happened on a recent holiday to … Continue reading Sharing time around the world

A Community Builder’s day

By Christine Durrant, Community Builder for Preston, Paignton As a community builder I am often asked what is a typical day.   The answer is always there is no such thing as a typical day.  However, there are some things that feature regularly.  One is that we are more likely to be found out in the community than in an office.  At one stage my husband … Continue reading A Community Builder’s day

Trying something different

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead FRIENDSHIPS are being forged through fitness classes in the open air – many of which are free to the over 50’s. For example, an hour-long yoga class takes place every Monday at midday near the Big Tree on the Abbey Meadows in Torquay and dependent on the weather can attract upwards of 30 men and women. The Yoga … Continue reading Trying something different

Torbay Together -The sharing website

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead Across Torbay is a wealth of talent just waiting to be tapped into, a series of events needing people to go to them and a whole host of organisations offering and wanting help. For the past few years we have been working to bring everything together in one place to provide the ultimate Torbay sharing website and the … Continue reading Torbay Together -The sharing website

The Age Positive Charter

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead Ageing Well Torbay has been working hard to ensure that the over 50-year-old population of the bay has a voice that is heard in all the right places We feel very strongly that people are not part of the problem, but are part of the solution – they don’t just have issues and concerns they have knowledge, skills … Continue reading The Age Positive Charter