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So far Age Friendly Island has created 26 blog entries.

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.  […]

Ageing Better Programme Manager Vacancy

By | 2017-02-28T15:04:13+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

*POSITION FILLED* Ageing Better Programme Manager Vacancy c. £30,000 pa FTE.  Contract until 31/3/2020 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 [...]

Age Friendly Bus Drivers

By | 2016-11-02T12:02:45+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Ageing Better, Partners|

Age Friendly Communities is a project run by Age UK IW and Community Action who together are creating environments where the community is set up to help older people live safely, enjoy good health and stay locally involved. They are working with relevant organisations’ on the island to support them to become Age Friendly. […]

Age Friendly Book Launch

By | 2016-10-21T13:19:05+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Ageing Better, Events, Intergenerational|

Papa Owl and Rocket the Dog’s Big Flying Adventure is the first of a series of children’s books for 5-7 year olds, which help to promote among other things, creativity, imagination, emotional resilience, relationships and the concept of working across generations. This working across generations makes this book and it’s many uses very Age Friendly.  […]

Celebrating Age Award Winners 2016

By | 2016-10-13T10:40:12+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|

On Thursday 7 October 2016 Age Friendly Island hosted the Second Annual Celebrating Age Awards at Lakeside Spa Hotel. This was a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of older people on the Isle of Wight. There were 8 awards given out in a variety of categories with some very deserving nominees and winners. […]

Celebrating Age Festival 2016 Events

By | 2016-09-16T09:07:36+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Categories: Events|

A week of events and celebration 1-7 October 2016 Age Friendly Island is delighted to coordinate the Celebrating Age Festival with numerous generous partners committed to celebrating older island residents and bringing our communities together. There will be a number of events taking place across the Island at the beginning of October. Request a Celebrating Age Festival brochure [...]

Falls Awareness Week 2015

By | 2015-10-01T10:54:48+00:00 July 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorised|

The effect of falling in later life can have a huge impact on a person, often leading to a loss of confidence, injuries or difficulty looking after yourself. There are many practical things that can help prevent falls and improve your safety in the home.  If you are concerned and would like advice or help, come [...]

Celebrating Age Awards 2015

By | 2016-09-14T12:49:41+00:00 October 24th, 0201|Categories: Events, Uncategorised|

Islanders are being invited to recognise the achievements of local older people and celebrate their contribution to Island life, and nominate them for the first ever Celebrating Age Awards, hosted by Age UK Isle of Wight (Age UKIW). If you know an individual, or a group, who have dedicated time and effort to making the Isle of [...]