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Celebrating Age Awards 2017 – Nominations now open

Recognising Island Achievements 

Islanders are invited to recognise the achievements of local older people by nominating them for a Celebrating Age Award. Sponsored by Wright Estate Agency and hosted by Age UK Isle of Wight (Age UKIW), the Annual Celebrating Age Awards are returning as part of the wider Celebrating Age Festival this October, 1st – 7th October 2017.

If you know an individual, or a group, who have dedicated time and effort to making the Isle of Wight a better place to live, helped out in their community, or who has defied age as a barrier to overcome a physical challenge, or who have worked with younger people to create, accomplish or campaign nominate them now to win a first prize of £100.

The third annual Celebrating Age Awards will be held at Lakeside Spa Hotel on Thursday 5th October 2017 from 7pm.


Tell us about someone you know deserves recognition for their efforts by nominating them for a Celebrating Age Awards in one of the following categories:

Age Friendly Entrepreneur

Someone over 50 has made a big contribution to island business.

Age Friendly contribution to the community

Someone over 50 who has devoted their time and effort to change the lives of others. Someone who has impacted the community in a significant way.

Supported by:

Southern Vectis

Age Friendly Arm in Arm

An older adult or group of people, young and old, who work together across generations. A group who contributes towards bridging the gap between young and older people.

Supported by:

Southern Housing Group

Age Friendly Active Person

Someone over 50 who continues to be dedicated to and passionate about sport. Or someone who has achieved great things by crossing the finish line the finish line in a physical activity.

Supported by:


Age Friendly Impact

An older person who is selflessly making a difference to other people’s lives. Someone who has generally impacted the island in a positive way over the years.

Supported by:

Learning Links

Age Friendly Challenge of the Year

An older person who overcame a serious challenge and showed courage and determination to inspire others.

Supported by:


Age Friendly Volunteer

Someone who devoted his/her time to volunteering and helping others

Supported by:

Red Funnel

Age Friendly Team

A group of older adults who worked together to do something outstanding.

Supported by:



You can nominate via the online form here

Alternatively, you can download a form here: caf nomination form 2017 or from the Age UK IW website here and return it to nominations@ageukiw.org.uk 

Forms are also available from the Age UK IW office at 147 High Street, Newport, PO30 1TY or by calling (01983) 525282
and requesting a form by post or email free of charge.

All completed forms can be returned free of charge to: Age UK Isle of Wight, Freepost RTGG-LRCS-JRBZ, Newport, PO30 1TY.

As with last year, 3 nominees for each award will be short-listed and the winners announced on the evening.

Nominate online

Celebrating Age Festival

Age Friendly Island’s third annual Celebrating Age Festival begins on the International Older Persons Day on Sunday 1st October 2017.

The Festival promotes the richness and diversity of the Isle of Wight’s communities with events to interest all Islanders, whether you are looking to indulge in familiar activities or discover something entirely new.  Full details of all events and activities will be widely promoted in the lead up to the week.

Age Friendly Island is delighted to coordinate the Celebrating Age Festival with numerous generous organisations committed to celebrating older island residents and bringing our communities together.

Run an event

If you would like your company to run an event for the Celebrating Age Festival
and make a significant difference to the lives of older people, please contact us.

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