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Nominations are now open for the Celebrating Age Awards 2018

By | 2018-06-06T13:26:23+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Events|

Islanders are invited to recognise the achievements of local older people, over the age of 50 and celebrate their contribution to Island life, by nominating them for a Celebrating Age Award. Sponsored by Wright Estate Agency and hosted by Age UK Isle of Wight, the Annual Celebrating Age Awards will be returning as part of the [...]

Community Navigators – bringing people together

By | 2018-04-06T15:15:33+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Ageing Better, Partners, Social Activities|

(Pictured: Comunity Navigator Volunteers – Kim McGovern & Ann Hawkins) On Thursday 5 April, the Community Navigator Project and the Phoenix Project IOW celebrated their two year anniversary of their coffee morning which brings members of the community together. Celebrations included decorating party hats, playing party games and pass the parcel along with delicious homemade food [...]

Men in Sheds improve wellbeing

By | 2018-01-24T11:40:34+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Ageing Better, Partners, Social Activities|

When is a shed not a shed? The traditional image of a shed is a solitary, probably dilapidated wooden structure at the end of the garden occupied by junk, oversized arachnids and the occasional homo sapien, trying to find sanctuary from ‘er indoors. So what is the traditional image of a newly retired man? Someone who [...]

Over 50’s Start Up’s – Oldepreneurs

By | 2017-11-08T11:33:19+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Ageing Better, Partners|

Island Pain Relief The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce supports older people on the Island by providing help and advice on starting a business or being self-employed. They offer monthly workshops and provide ongoing mentoring from Business advisors Fiona Grist and Lynda Draper. Kim Aminu runs Island Pain Relief, specialising in natural therapy for clients with [...]

The Island Celebrates International Day of Older Persons

By | 2017-09-29T11:45:10+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Age Friendly Communities|

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Older Persons is celebrated annually on October 1 to recognise the contributions of older persons and to examine issues that affect their lives. The theme of International Day of Older Persons 2017 is ‘Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.’ [...]

Ageing Better Programme Delivery Manager

By | 2017-05-26T12:33:01+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

Ageing Better Programme Delivery Manager £25,000 pa FTE Initially until 31/03/2018 Ageing Better is a Programme comprising of 12 projects aimed at reducing social isolation of the over 50s on the Isle of Wight. The Ageing Better Programme is part of the National Ageing Better Big Lottery Fund Programme. There is an exciting opportunity to join [...]

Dementia Awareness in Schools

By | 2017-05-12T11:24:37+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

(Picture from Brading CE Primary School) As part of the Age Friendly Communities project, The Intergenerational project within Age UK IW has been offering Age Friendly training in local schools. […]

Ageing Better Programme Contract Officer

By | 2017-03-29T10:23:27+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Ageing Better|

Ageing Better Programme Contract Officer *POSITION FILLED* £25,000 pa FTE Initially until 31/03/2018 A significant and successful start has been made to the Ageing Better Programme so far and there is now an exciting opportunity to continue to deliver the Age Friendly Island programme, part of the national Ageing Better Big Lottery Fund programme, in either [...]

Business support for the over 50’s

By | 2017-01-19T10:50:28+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Categories: Ageing Better, Partners|

The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Olderpreneurs project supports older people on the Island by providing help and advice on starting a business or becoming self-employed. They offer a free one day business seminar and follow up business mentoring tailored to suit the needs of the individual.  […]