Age Friendly Island (a project funded by The Big Lottery Fund) and Vectis Radio are working in partnership to produce a regular show, ‘Older and Wiser’.
Vectis Radio is the Isle of Wight’s community radio station, ‘for the people, by the people’ and is manned by local volunteers. The Age Friendly Island project aims to create a community that is ‘happy, healthy and connected’. It strives to make the Island a place where older people age well in every way, every day.
The Older and Wiser programme will run the first and third Wednesday of each month at 3pm – 4pm and will inform Islanders about projects and initiatives that are taking place across the Island, together with Age Friendly Island, to enhance the lives of our older residents.
Tune into Vectis Radio on 104.6 FM or www.vectisradio.com to hear Older and Wiser.
You’ll also be able to catch up on shows you have missed on the ‘Community Shows’ page or via this link: http://www.vectisradio.com/vectis-radio/older-wiser/
List of upcoming shows:
Wednesday 7th March from 3pm to 4pm – Digital Inclusion
Daniel from Age UK Isle of Wight will be talking about the Digital Inclusion Project, including how it is helping local older people to access technology and stay safe online.
Wednesday 21st March from 3pm to 4pm – Isle Find It
Simon from Citizens Advice Bureau will be talking about the Isle Find it Directory of Services website. Isle Find It is an online Local Directory of Services, helping you to access all of the information you need, all in one place.
Wednesday 4th April from 3pm to 4pm – Scams Awareness
The Isle of Wight Against Scams Partnership (IWASP) will be talking about current scams and how to protect yourself, family and friends from scams in all their forms.
Wednesday 18th April from 3pm to 4pm – HomeShare Project
HomeShare involves a simple exchange: accommodation (provided by householders with space) for help with everyday tasks (provided by a carefully-selected sharer). Find out more about this innovative project and how it is working on the Island.
Wednesday 2nd May from 3pm to 4pm – Age Friendly Island
The Age Friendly Island Team will be talking about the Pop-Up Age Friendly Awards and providing feedback from the Primary Care (GP) Survey.
Wednesday 16th May from 3pm to 4pm – Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service
Representatives Hampshire from the Fire Service will be talking about all of the good work they do on the Island to support local older people.