Changing Torbay together

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead AT last there is the prospect of change in the bay as the Torbay Over 50’s Assembly prepares to start work. Informal interviews for the Assembly Action Group have been been taking place over the last weeks, but there has been a lot of interest in the posts and applications continue to come in. What was clear from … Continue reading Changing Torbay together

Ageing Well newsletter – Spring 2019 edition

The new Spring edition of the AWT newsletter is now available online, and will be available in print soon. This issue features updates on the Torbay Over 50’s Assembly, our retirement guide – Next Steps, the amazing work of the Wellbeing Coordinators and Community Builders, the next Ageing Well Festival as well as stories and poems written by our readers. This newsletter can also be … Continue reading Ageing Well newsletter – Spring 2019 edition

Staying Put – Peer support at home

By Sue McDermott, Programme Manager Over 50-year-olds will very soon make up more than 50% of the population here in Torbay, making them the biggest and most valuable resource we have. And yet, so often the over 50’s are viewed as ‘needy’, dependent or in need of social care, but that simply is not true. At Ageing Well Torbay we have found that over 50’s … Continue reading Staying Put – Peer support at home

Assembling an Assembly

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead PUT more than 100 over 50-year-olds into a room, and you get a vast wealth of knowledge, wisdom and experience – and the odd gripe. That is what happened last weekend when we brought over 50-year-olds together for the launch of the ground-breaking Torbay Over 50’s Assembly – the first of its kind in Devon and Cornwall. The … Continue reading Assembling an Assembly

TOFA – a First for Devon and Cornwall

More than 100 people attended the launch of the Torbay Over 50’s Assembly on Saturday in Preston. Over 50-year-olds from Brixham, Torquay and Paignton gathered to learn more about the Assembly, the first of its kind in Devon and Cornwall and to share concerns about a variety of topics. TOFA is currently recruiting members for its Assembly Action Group as well as setting up town … Continue reading TOFA – a First for Devon and Cornwall

Gearing up against loneliness

By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead Technology is the latest weapon in the long-running battle against loneliness and isolation in young and old alike Here at Ageing Well Torbay, we know only too well the misery and sadness that isolation can bring to the over 50’s in particular, and we are constantly looking for new ways to tackle it. Over the last four years … Continue reading Gearing up against loneliness

Kindness in the face of Adversity

By Sue McDermott, Programme Manager Last week Comic Relief raised £63 million, but there was also criticism levelled at the BBC for an unrealistic portrayal of poverty in Britain. Was that criticism justified? I have managed projects funded through Comic Relief, so I know the difference it makes to local charities and people first hand. But Comic Relief’s action on poverty is nothing new – … Continue reading Kindness in the face of Adversity

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