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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 [...]

The First Connection – How a first connection with another person can change a person’s life

By | 2019-03-19T12:43:22+00:00 March 19th, 2019|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Ageing Better, Health and Wellbeing, Partners, Social Activities|

Val Winter and Judith Stratton share their experience of how a first connection with another person can change a person’s life. Judith, Community Navigator, met Val shortly after her husband Roy had passed away and when she was in danger of becoming socially isolated. With Judith’s support Val started to go to groups, meet new people [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]