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So far Age Friendly Island has created 31 blog entries.

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 [...]

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. […]