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Age Friendly Island Public Forums are a place to share information, discuss ideas and help us to find sustainable solutions to issues affecting older Island residents. All are welcome to come and have your say.

This next round of forums will be discussing:

Newport on Tuesday 12th June from 10.30am to 12.30pm: Single Topic focus: Proposed changes to hospital and community care with Frank Sims, Deputy Chief Executive NHS Trust

All other forums: Focus on Support for Unpaid Carers and summary of proposed changes to hospital and community care

Forum dates

  • Tuesday 12th June in NEWPORT, Riverside Centre from 10.30am to 12.30pm or 4.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Thursday 14th June in SANDOWN Library from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 19th June in RYDE, All Saints Church from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 21st June FRESHWATER, West Wight Sports Centre from 10am to 12pm
  • Thursday 21st June COWES, Community Club from 2pm to 4pm

Transport options

Newport - 10 mins from Newport bus station, car access via Fairlee Road
Sandown - Bus 2, 3 & 8 Victoria Road stop, parking Station Avenue
Ryde - Bus stop outside church on Queens Road, free parking
West Wight - Bus 7, School Green Road stop, paid car park on site
Cowes - Bus stop at recreation ground, Park Road, Free car park

Light refreshments will be provided and transport can be arranged for those with mobility issues. For transport requests please contact: Age UK Isle of Wight on (01983) 525282 and ask for Helen or email: