Ageing Well newsletter – Autumn 2019 edition

The new Autumn edition of the AWT newsletter is now available online and in print. This issue features updates on the new Staying Put project – enabling over 50’s to stayin the homes they love for longer, Ann & Jenny’s timebanking travels to the USA, Big Lunches being held around Torbay, the latest on the next Ageing Well Festival and most of all, stories featuring … Continue reading Ageing Well newsletter – Autumn 2019 edition

Battling to bring buses back

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead BUSES – or a lack of them – are an issue wherever you go, with the possible exception of London where all communities are well served with regular services and clean modern vehicles. Here in Torbay for the most part we also have a regular service and clean modern vehicles serving the busy commuter routes between the three … Continue reading Battling to bring buses back

Coming up at this year’s Ageing Well Festival…

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead, IT is done! After months of hard work, the programming for the Ageing Well Festival 2019 is complete. Ten months of graft by a dedicated team of volunteer over 50-year-olds have produced a bumper programme of events, talks, demonstrations, music, dance and sports. We are confident that the Festival committee has produced what will be their best yet, … Continue reading Coming up at this year’s Ageing Well Festival…

Festivals for all ages coming soon

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead Life is changing for people – young and old alike – across the Bay. Ageing Well Torbay is a National Lottery Community Funded project that is now well into the fifth of its six-year life span and lives of over 50-year-olds are being changed daily. At the other end of the age spectrum is a new project which … Continue reading Festivals for all ages coming soon

TOFA – A voice for over 50’s

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead It has been a long journey, but every step has been worth it and the effort invested will be repaid tenfold as the Torbay Over 50’s Assembly gets up and running. Nearly two years ago, a group of over 50-year-olds first came together to work out how an ageing population could be best represented across the Bay – … Continue reading TOFA – A voice for over 50’s

Staying put in the home you love

By David Gledhill, Marketing & Communications Lead ACROSS the bay, older people are struggling to stay in the one place they love the most – their own homes. Only a few years ago there was almost an expectation that once we had achieved our three score years and ten, then we would see out the rest of our days being cared for in a home. … Continue reading Staying put in the home you love

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