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
By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead Have you ever stopped to wonder if enough is being done to look after us all in old age? Admittedly it is not the sort of question most of us consider until we reach older age ourselves and realise that we need a bit more support to do the things we used to. Tens of millions of pounds … Continue reading A future to age well in?
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
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
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
By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead AGEING Well is a complicated concept but one that we all need to know more about as we get older. It is not just about physical health, though that is, of course, an important factor, it is also about mental health and wellbeing as well as an element of luck. None of us knows what the future holds, … Continue reading Wellbeing Co-ordination
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
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
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
By David Gledhill, Marketing and Communications Lead At the risk of blowing the Ageing Well trumpet too loudly – Torbay is very lucky to have this £6m lottery-funded project. Well, he would say that wouldn’t he, I hear the dissenters say, after all, I am paid by Ageing Well and have been for more than ten months, and in those ten months my mind has … Continue reading Ageing Well?