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8 11, 2017

Over 50’s Start Up’s – Oldepreneurs

By | 2017-11-08T11:33:19+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Ageing Better, Partners|0 Comments

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 [...]

17 10, 2017

Celebrating the achievements of local older people

By | 2017-10-17T14:12:02+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Age Friendly Communities|0 Comments

Celebrating Age Awards 2017 The third annual Celebrating Age Awards took place at Lakeside Spa Hotel on Thursday 5 October 2017 to recognise the achievements of local older people. The event was sponsored by Wright Estate Agency and hosted by the Age Friendly Island team within Age UK Isle of Wight (Age UKIW).  […]

29 09, 2017

The Island Celebrates International Day of Older Persons

By | 2017-09-29T11:45:10+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Age Friendly Communities|0 Comments

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.’ [...]

26 05, 2017

Ageing Better Programme Delivery Manager

By | 2017-05-26T12:33:01+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

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 [...]

10 02, 2017

Ageing Better Programme Contract Officer

By | 2017-03-29T10:23:27+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Ageing Better|0 Comments

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 [...]

19 01, 2017

Business support for the over 50’s

By | 2017-01-19T10:50:28+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Categories: Ageing Better, Partners|0 Comments

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.  […]

16 12, 2016

Ageing Better Programme Manager Vacancy

By | 2017-02-28T15:04:13+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

*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 [...]

2 11, 2016

Age Friendly Bus Drivers

By | 2016-11-02T12:02:45+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Ageing Better, Partners|0 Comments

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. […]

21 10, 2016

Age Friendly Book Launch

By | 2016-10-21T13:19:05+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Ageing Better, Events, Intergenerational|0 Comments

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.  […]