Ageing Well

Ageing Well plans and works with local people, valuing and respecting their rich knowledge, skills, experience and energy to ensure Northumberland is a good place to grow older.

Ageing Well is coordinated by the Integrated Wellbeing Service. We use a positive partnership approach to planning and working with local people, valuing and respecting their rich knowledge, skills, experience and energy to ensure Northumberland is a good place to grow older.

By working with local partners who, as part of their everyday role, are in contact with older people and their carers/families, we can make sure that everyone who can help older people to become or sustain being more active, better connected and well, has a clear understanding about what they do best and work well together to strengthen existing provision.

Ageing Well runs a series of seasonal roadshows throughout the year.  These are Stepping into Spring, Summer Sizzlers and Winter Warmers.  These roadshows are held throughout the County and offer an opportunity for older people to come along to find out what is going on in Northumberland to benefit older people. The roadshows are supported by partner organisations and charities and local information is also available. The events are free and everybody is welcome.

We also have an Ageing Well Network which is a Countywide information sharing network. It meets four times a year sharing information through presentations and updates on topics relevant to older people. It also has a virtual function via emails providing members with information about up and coming events and opportunities.

If you would like to join our pro-active Ageing Well Network, or would like more information on our seasonal roadshows, please contact the team on ageingwellnetwork@northumberland.gov.uk.