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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 [...]

12 12, 2017

Olderpreneurs now has an award winner!

By | 2017-12-12T11:48:14+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Ageing Better, Creative, Design, Events, Partners|0 Comments

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! […]

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 [...]