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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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  […]

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.  […]