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The Age Friendly Island (AFI) project works towards creating an environment where the Isle of Wight community is set up to help older people live safely, enjoy good health and stay locally involved.  

The AFI team work with Island organisations and older Islanders to deliver projects to make the Isle of Wight more Age Friendly. There are lots of ways to get involved from signing up to our Charter to becoming a member of a steering group, for example. You can make a difference.

  • Island Organisations

    The AFI project is driven by a steering group of Island organisations from the public, private and voluntary sector dedicated to driving forward projects that endeavour to influence strategy and policy. 

  • Older Islanders

    The voices of older people are at the heart of the AFI project and have determined the focus of the work through public forums and steering groups. We are always looking for new members.

  • About Us

    The AFI team are part of Age UK Isle of Wight and began working on the project in 2015 following a successful bid to the National Lottery Community Fund. 

  • Our Work, Past & Present

    Our work has engaged Island organisations and members of the public alike. We have achieved a lot so far with the aim of creating a long-term cultural shift.

UK Network of Age Friendly Communities

Made up of over 40 cities, towns, boroughs, districts, counties and city regions working together to share learning and promote age-friendly practices. Coordinated by the CAB.

Valuable not Vulnerable

Find out about Age Friendly Island's campaign against ageism; info about local resources, policy & law, interventions and events/forums.

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Age Friendly Island is a project led by Age UK IW and is part of Ageing Better, a programme set up by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Ageing Better aims to develop creative ways for people aged over 50 to be actively involved in their local communities, helping to combat social isolation and loneliness. It is one of five major programmes set up by The National Lottery Community Fund to test and learn from new approaches to designing services which aim to make people’s lives healthier and happier. Some of the photos used across our AFI Pages were kindly provided by the Centre for Ageing Better Licence to use can be found Here