By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead ONE of the joys of working for Ageing Well Torbay and the Torbay Community Development Trust is meeting some fantastic people. Torbay boasts an incredibly diverse set of residents from long-established families to those attracted by the favourable climate and access to both the countryside and the sea. It means there is a heady mix of can-do individuals … Continue reading A Bay full of stories
The new Winter edition of the AWT newsletter is now available – both online, and in print. In this edition, we catch up with the Ageing Well Festival, the Torbay Over 50’s Assembly, Community Buses and more. Featured are the stories of Lady Margaret – a lifetime of unconditional love, and Karen, Community Care Extraordinaire. To view the newsletter online, visit Issuu, or view/download the … Continue reading Ageing Well newsletter – Winter 2019-2020 edition
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead It is always fun, if not a little frustrating to sit back at the end of the year and contemplate what has worked well, not so well and not at all. But the bigger challenge facing the charitable and voluntary sector is looking ahead and trying to work out what might change, what might get worse and most … Continue reading Past, Present & Future
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead CHRISTMAS is a great time for giving and as we approach the New Year, a time for reflection. It is also an opportunity to think about joining the Torbay Together Timebank – one of the few places where what you give is guaranteed a return. What a start to the year. What a New Year’s resolution! For every … Continue reading Goodwill and time shared beyond Christmas – Torbay Together
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead CHRISTMAS has crept upon us once again and for most that means a time of celebration, time with families, presents and copious amounts of food and alcohol. It is a time of anticipation, of sharing, of spoiling, of overindulgence and lots and lots of love and kindness. For children especially so. But it is also a time for … Continue reading The gift that keeps on giving
By Tara Acton, Community Builder for Livermead, Chelston & Cockington For nearly four years now, I have been lucky enough to be able to call myself a Community Builder working in the Chelston, Livermead and Cockington area for the Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT) led, Ageing Well Torbay. Working in this job means that every day I am reassured by the goodwill and positivity of … Continue reading People Power
OVER 50’s are to be asked what services they need from their local Job Centres The Jobcentre Plus’ in Torquay and Brixham (which also cover Paignton) have teamed up with Ageing Well’s Torbay Over 50’s Assembly to answer questions about employment, benefits and services on offer. Research by members of the TOFA Action Group which oversees the assemblies in the three towns has shown that … Continue reading Your chance to feedback – What can local job centres do for over 50’s?
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead BUS services in the Bay are fabulous if you want to go between the main towns, but try to get to the outlying areas or up the hills, then you will struggle. Time and again through both Torbay Community Development Trust and Ageing Well Torbay we come up against the issues that a restricted bus service represents, and … Continue reading What’s happening with the Bay’s buses?
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead We promised the biggest and best Ageing Well Festival last weekend – and the numbers attending and the feedback we received tells us we achieved that aim. More than 1,750 people came through the doors at the Riviera Centre in Torquay last Saturday to enjoy a huge range of workshops, entertainment, talks, advice and fashion shows. There was … Continue reading Festival feedback – Overwhelmingly positive!
By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead SATURDAY sees the fifth Ageing Well Torbay Festival this year being held at the Riviera Centre in Torquay. It is the culmination of nearly a year’s hard work by a group of over 50-year-old volunteers who are confident that this will be their biggest and best yet. The Ageing Well Torbay Festival is a celebration of ageing – … Continue reading Our biggest festival yet