Islanders are being invited to recognise the achievements of local older people and celebrate their contribution to Island life, by nominating them for a Celebrating Age Award.Celebrating Age Festival

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 wider Celebrating Age Festival from 1st to 7th October 2017.  

If you know an individual, or a group, who have dedicated time and effort to making the Isle of Wight a better place to live, helped out in their community, or who has defied age as a barrier to overcome a physical challenge, or who have worked with younger people to create, accomplish or campaign nominate them now to win a first prize of £100.  

Tell us how someone you know deserves recognition for their efforts by nominating them for a Celebrating Age Awards in one of the following categories:

Celebrating Age Awards Categories - supported by Wrights Estate Agency

Age Friendly Entrepreneursupported by IW Chamber of  Commerce
Someone over 50 has made a big contribution to island business.

Age Friendly Contribution to the community - supported by Southern Vectis
Someone over 50 who has devoted their time and effort to changing the lives of others.
Someone who has impacted the community in a significant way.

Age Friendly Arm in Arm -  supported by Southern Housing Group
An older adult or group of people, young and old, who work together across generations.
A group who contributes towards bridging the gap between young and older people.

Age Friendly Impact - supported by Learning Links
An older person who is selflessly making a difference to other peoples lives.
Someone who has generally impacted the island in a positive way over the years.

Age Friendly Challenge of the Year - supported by Sainsbury’s
An older person who overcame a serious challenge and showed courage and determination to inspire others.

Age Friendly Volunteer - supported by Red Funnel

Someone who devoted his/her time to volunteering and helping others

Age Friendly Team - supported by Coop
A Group of older adults who worked together to do something outstanding.

Age Friendly Active Person - supported by Tesco
Someone over 50 who continues to be dedicated to and passionate about sport. Or someone who has achieved great things by crossing the finish line the finish line in a physical activity.

You can nominate via the online form here:  Celebrating Age Awards 2017 - Online Nominations

Alternatively you can download a form below and return it to:

Forms are also available by coming into the Age UK IW office at 147 High Street, Newport, PO30 1TY or by calling (01983) 525282 and requesting a form by post or email free of charge.

All completed forms can be returned free of charge to:

Age UK Isle of Wight, Freepost RTGG-LRCS-JRBZ, Newport, PO30 1TY.

The closing date for all nominations is Tuesday 5th September 2017. 

Winners will be selected by an independent judging panel representing different Public and Community Services.  All shortlisted nominees will be invited to the Celebrating Age Awards Ceremony at The Lakeside Spa & Hotel on Thursday 5th October 2017.

Further information