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4 10, 2019

John Metcalfe, Chief Executive of Isle of Wight Council, and other local leaders pledge to stamp out “outdated attitudes” to ageing

By | 2019-10-04T12:59:55+00:00 October 4th, 2019|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Ageing Better, Partners|0 Comments

Local leaders have pledged to tackle ageism in the community Open letter commits leaders across the country to challenging “deeply damaging” attitudes and language Time to recognise the “many opportunities” of longer lives, say leaders John Metcalfe, Chief Executive of Isle of Wight Council and other local leaders, have joined leaders across England and Wales in [...]

23 09, 2019

Local leaders and organisations celebrate the achievements of Age Friendly Island

By | 2019-09-23T14:59:33+00:00 September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Ageing Better, Partners|0 Comments

Age Friendly Island recently celebrated 5 years of working to make the Isle of Wight a great place to grow old at their Legacy & Learning event on Thursday 19th September 2019. The evening, held at Lakeside Park Hotel, saw over 100 guests from across the Island’s statutory and charitable sectors come together to look back [...]

28 08, 2019

Join the Celebrating Age Festival 2019

By | 2019-08-28T11:24:22+00:00 August 28th, 2019|Categories: Age Friendly Communities|0 Comments

Join the Celebrating Age Festival with 100+ diverse events and activities for the over 50’s during October 2019 Age Friendly Island are delighted to co-ordinate the fourth Celebrating Age Festival. With over 100 activities to choose from, there is plenty of variety for people to participate in. Last year, nearly 900 people joined in the diverse [...]

17 07, 2019

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

25 04, 2019

Get Involved this Dementia Action Week

By | 2019-04-26T09:58:41+00:00 April 25th, 2019|Categories: Age Friendly Communities|0 Comments

Age Friendly Island, a project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, have produced a brochure containing a list of events for Dementia Action Week 2019. Running from May 20th-26th, there is a wide selection of inclusive, accessible events and information available for those with dementia, their family and carers. Throughout the week there will be [...]

25 03, 2019

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

19 03, 2019

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

15 11, 2018

Dementia Friendly Christmas Carol Services for December 2018

By | 2018-11-29T15:47:02+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Categories: Age Friendly Communities|0 Comments

Age Friendly Island and Age UK Isle of Wight has partnered with local churches to welcome those with dementia, their carers, family and friends to a Dementia Friendly Christmas Carol Service this December. These shorter, informal and welcoming services are specifically designed with the needs of people living with dementia in mind, everyone is welcome. Each [...]

31 10, 2018

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

30 08, 2018

Celebrating Age Festival 2018

By | 2018-09-18T09:46:20+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Categories: Age Friendly Communities, Events, Partners, Social Activities|0 Comments

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 [...]

31 07, 2018

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

6 06, 2018

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

6 04, 2018

Community Navigators – bringing people together

By | 2018-04-06T15:15:33+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Ageing Better, Partners, Social Activities|0 Comments

(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 [...]

24 01, 2018

Men in Sheds improve wellbeing

By | 2018-01-24T11:40:34+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Ageing Better, Partners, Social Activities|0 Comments

When is a shed not a shed? The traditional image of a shed is a solitary, probably dilapidated wooden structure at the end of the garden occupied by junk, oversized arachnids and the occasional homo sapien, trying to find sanctuary from ‘er indoors. So what is the traditional image of a newly retired man? Someone who [...]