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Ageing Well Programme on Anglesey. Stephen Williams Age Well Development Officer 15/01/2009. H istory. Partnership between: - Age Concern Gwynedd a Mon - Anglesey County Council - Bangor University Succeeded in gaining a grant of £495,000 from the Big Lottery.

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ageing well programme on anglesey

Ageing Well Programme on Anglesey

Stephen Williams

Age Well Development Officer

15/01/2009

h istory
History
  • Partnership between:

- Age Concern Gwynedd a Mon

- Anglesey County Council

- Bangor University

  • Succeeded in gaining a grant of £495,000 from the Big Lottery.
  • Establish three Age Well centres on Anglesey
statistics
Statistics
  • Anglesey has a population of 66,829 (Anglesey Life 2007) with a growing population of older people.
  • 22% is over retirement age 15,142
  • 2.3% Aged over 85
  • 17% population gaining un-paid care.
statistics cont
Statistics (Cont)
  • Anglesey has above average of households containing older people living alone. 16.2% households are lone pensioners compared with Wales average of 14.4 %
  • People over 75 living alone in Wales is 41.2% compared with 43% on Anglesey (census 2001)
long term illness
Long Term Illness
  • People over the age of 65 self reporting with long term illness is 51.4% (Census 2001)
  • Welsh Health Survey estimates 22.3% of adult population on Anglesey suffering from arthritis.
  • 905 cases of Dementia/Alzheimers suffers on Anglesey, this is expected to rise 33% over the next 10 years.
purpose of age well centres
Purpose of Age Well Centres
  • Help people to become healthier both in the short and the long term.
  • Provide activities that relate to current government objective’s, areas such as exercise, diet, chronic illness and support for people with mental health problems.
  • Help people and organisations to learn, and to help to build relationships within communities.
  • Use a variety of strategies to involve local people in project planning and delivery, enabling them to tackle the issues that affect their lives.
main outcomes for older people
Main Outcomes for Older People
  • Empower older people through involving them in decision making processes.
  • Ensure sustainability of project through grants, training and volunteering.
  • Refurbishment of existing community venue.
  • Access to a range of services and information.
  • Break down the barriers between the generations.
  • Improve social networks.
the story so far
The Story so far!
  • Develop links with organisations / agencies
  • Visit Over 50’s groups
  • Information events
  • Centre set up / Openings
  • Open Day’s
  • Official Launch
activities
Activities
  • Physical Activity

- Walking

- Tai Chi

- Line Dancing

- Chair Yoga

activities cont
Activities (cont.)
  • Inclusion through IT and other Lifelong

- IT

- Flower Arranging

- Card Making

  • Cooking for Men
activities cont11
Activities (cont.)
  • Advice and Information

- CAB

- Pension service / TOPPS

- Digital Switchover

  • Establish a network of volunteers to co-ordinate community projects

- Walking leaders

- Green projects

- Intergenerational projects (Summer School)

activities cont12
Activities (cont.)
  • Misc.
  • Internet Café
  • Archives
  • Music Group
  • Statutory Services

- NERS

- Falls Prevention

non centre based activities
Non-Centre Based Activities
  • Eisteddfod
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Community Safety
  • Digital Switchover
  • Volunteering
  • Website Development
the future
The Future
  • Complimentary Therapies
  • Special Event Days
  • Develop the Role of the Centre Advisory Groups
  • Outreach Work
  • Sustainability and Mainstreaming
contact details
Contact Details

Stephen Williams

Age Well Development Officer

01407721948

[email protected]

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