CATCH-UP: Brighton & Hove Ageing Well Festival events

Watch recordings of two events that ran as part of Brighton & Hove Ageing Well Festival

The Ageing Well Festival is an annual event run by Impact Initiatives – bringing together the council, voluntary sector organisations, and local businesses to offer a jam-packed schedule of events and activities to the city’s older population. The theme this year was Creative Ageing.

Following on from our Ageing Well strand of work with the University of Sussex, always possible was asked to run two online events as part of the festival.

Launching the Ageing Journey Project

Ageing is a natural part of life but how often do we consider what is important to us as we age? This event was a chance for people to come together online to share experiences of ageing and gain insights into how things might be done differently – or the same!

This online event marked the start of an exciting project with Time to Talk Befriending and the University of Sussex.

Letters from Lockdown: Creating Connections Through Writing

Delivered by academic staff and students from the University of Sussex, this session gives an insight into a new project including plans for the future. Run by final-year students in English, in partnership with local churches, libraries and  Brighton & Hove Citizens, the project connected groups of people from across the city either as letter-writers or giving responses to letters through creative writing as a way to combat isolation and loneliness during the pandemic.

always possible has designed and delivered hundreds of memorable small and large scale events.

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Further reading and viewing

Read about our work with Age UK to measure and evaluate the impact of their services.

View recordings of all five of our online Ageing Well: Changing the Conversation events, facilitated by Lucy Paine, in this YouTube Playlist.