As part of Age Friendly Island anyone interested in directing the project and helping us to find sustainable solutions to issues affecting island residents is invited to join one of the Public Forums.

The Age Friendly Island Public Forum is a group made up of 3 separate meetings every quarter, one in the Central and West Wight, one in the North and East Wight and one in the South Wight.

The Public Forum is open over 50’s, friends, carers and interested parties ready to participate in making a difference to our island. They are a space where practical issues relating to the project are developed and Islanders have the opportunity to really shape important changes happening on the island such as health and social care, transport and outdoor spaces.
The theme for the next forums in June will be Outdoor Spaces. Based on attendees’ votes, we will be looking at green spaces and walkways, pavements and loos! We will also be including:
Karen and Gill from Amey Waste Contractor
Looking at where the gaps are in terms of services for older people.
Age Simulation suits and glasses, so you can see what we deliver in our Age Friendly Training.
We look forward seeing you at one of the following meetings:
Tuesday 2o June – Riverside, Newport – 4.30pm-6.30pm
Thursday 22 June – West Wight Sports Centre – 10am – 12pm
Thursday 22 June – All Saints Church, Ryde – 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Please note the change of the Ryde venue. This was due to requests around the need for increased accessibility to the venue.
If you know of another group of people that would like to find out more about Age Friendly Island (e.g. Coffee mornings, social events), or would like to receive our MailChimp newsletter please contact Helen Lewis, AFI Development Officer on 525282 or helen.lewis@ageukiw.org.uk. Thank you.

The Age Friendly Island Public Forum is a group made up of 3 separate meetings every quarter, one in the Central and West Wight, one in the North and East Wight and one in the South Wight.

Next Age Friendly Public Forums

The theme for the next forums will be focussing on the NHS Acute (hospital based) services redesign and a chance to take part in reviewing the forums.

We look forward seeing you at one of the following meetings:

  • Sandown: Thursday 30th Nov – Sandown Library – 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Ryde: Thursday 30th Nov – All Saints Church, Ryde – 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Newport: Tuesday 5th Dec – Riverside Centre, Newport – 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Newport: Tuesday 5th Dec – Riverside Centre, Newport – 4.30am – 6.30pm
  • Freshwater: Thursday 7th Dec – West Wight Sports Centre- 10.00am – 12.0pm
  • Cowes: Thursday 7th Dec – Cowes Community Club – 2.00pm – 4.00pm

If you know of another group of people that would like to find out more about Age Friendly Island (e.g. Coffee mornings, social events), or would like to receive our MailChimp newsletter please contact Helen Lewis, AFI Development Officer on 525282 or helen.lewis@ageukiw.org.uk. Thank you.

This is a chance to have your voice heard, share what matters to you and be a part of creating a truly Age Friendly Island.

Ageing Better Partnership

The Age Friendly Island Project is part of the Ageing Better Partnership funded by the National Lottery through the BIG Lottery fund.  The aspiration of the 5-year project is to make the Isle of Wight a truly great place to grow old, while also tackling social isolation.

The partnership includes organisations committed to building an Island that values, respects, and actively supports older people, with the voice of older residents at the heart. Encouraging older adults to take a more active role in their communities, and enabling their voices to be heard by services and organisations across the Island.

For more information on the Age Friendly Island programme please contact us on (01983) 525282, email: hello@agefriendlyisland.org or visit: www.agefriendlyisland.org.