Maiden Flight Success for Isle of Wight Shed Fest

By | 2019-07-17T12:00:46+00:00 July 17th, 2019|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Events, Social Activities|

The newest free festival in town has rocked the grounds of Sandown Airport and delighted hundreds of revellers from the Island and mainland. ‘Isle of Wight Shed Fest’ was the brain child of Lois Prior, Age UK Isle of Wight’s Men in Sheds Co-ordinator, and was designed to be a celebration of the Men in Sheds [...]

Dementia Friendly Easter Services for April 2019

By | 2019-03-26T09:16:12+00:00 March 25th, 2019|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Ageing Better, Events, Health and Wellbeing, Social Activities|

Local charity Age UK Isle of Wight has partnered with community churches to welcome those with dementia, their carers, family and friends to a Dementia Friendly Easter Service this April. These welcoming services are shorter, more informal and specifically designed with the needs of people living with dementia in mind, although everyone is welcome. Each offers [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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! […]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]