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Dementia Friendly Christmas Carol Services for December 2018

By | 2018-11-29T15:47:02+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Categories: Age Friendly Communities|

Age Friendly Island and Age UK Isle of Wight has partnered with local churches to welcome those with dementia, their carers, family and friends to a Dementia Friendly Christmas Carol Service this December. These shorter, informal and welcoming services are specifically designed with the needs of people living with dementia in mind, everyone is welcome. Each [...]

Celebrating Age Awards ceremony recognises achievements and contributions of older Islanders

By | 2018-10-31T13:57:03+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Ageing Better, Events, Volunteering|

Older Islanders from all walks of life have been honoured at a dazzling awards ceremony, aimed at acknowledging those who make the island a better place to live. The fourth annual Celebrating Age Awards ceremony took place at Lakeside Park, Wootton, as part of this year’s Celebrating Age Festival, hosted by Age UK Isle of [...]

Celebrating Age Festival 2018

By | 2018-09-18T09:46:20+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Events, Partners, Social Activities|

Age Friendly Island’s annual Celebrating Age Festival begins on International Older Persons Day, Monday 1st October 2018. We are delighted to share with you a diverse and rich range of activities that reflect the Island’s community, whether you are looking to try something new or participate in those familiar to you. We are proud to have [...]

Ageing Better recently welcomed Ageless Thanet colleagues to visit projects, meet beneficiaries and share learning

By | 2018-07-31T10:20:19+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Ageing Better, Partners, Social Activities|

Ageing Better, the lottery funded programme based at Age UK Isle of Wight, were pleased to welcome colleagues from Ageless Thanet in Kent, in order to demonstrate some of the good work that is being done here on the island for older residents. Ageless Thanet (delivered by Social Enterprise Kent) enjoyed a two-day trip to the [...]

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 [...]

Olderpreneurs now has an award winner!

By | 2017-12-12T11:48:14+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Ageing Better, Creative, Design, Events, Partners|

Fabulous news for one of our Age Friendly Island projects – Olderpreneurs who now has an award winner! We would like to say Congratulations to IW Design and Print for being a finalist in the Marketing and Design Business of the Year and Winning a Highly Commended Award for Start-Up Business of the Year! […]

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 [...]