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NEW YEAR NEW YOU FOR 2021 BECOME A VOLUNTEER

NEW YEAR NEW YOU FOR 2021 BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Challenge Age and Isle of Wight Volunteer Centre announce partnership in delivering a new Community Service Course to encourage more volunteering on the island from January 2021. One of the most important positive developments in 2020 has been the power of helping...

Community Service Training Module

Community Service Training Module

We are pleased to announce that the new Community Service Training Module will be available from January 2021. It can be taken as part of the Challenge Age Programme or as a stand-alone module. Volunteering is a key element to delivering a community service. In...

Women behind huge increase in running and cycling in 2020

Women behind huge increase in running and cycling in 2020

The Guardian reports that women have been responsible for huge increase in cycling and walking in 2020. Strava which tracked more than 1.1 billion activities uploaded by 72 million users over the past year , found the number of uploaded runs and cycle rides nearly...

Best Apps for Walking

Best Apps for Walking

On the Sport and exercise Module the walking group have been looking at the best type of apps to use on your phone when walking. It is always good idea to take out an OS map and be able to read when walking as well as a compass because if you have no signal you have a...

How Digital Skills can transform community service

What has happened to volunteering during lock down? What we mean by the term volunteering is “an activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or individuals or groups other than (or in addition to) close...

How Challenge Age can support Retirement Planning

How Challenge Age can support Retirement Planning

The focus of many people’s retirement planning is on their finances, but it is equally important to think about the day-to-day realities of life after work.  The Legal and General in partnership with the Royal Voluntary Service have published a Rough Guide to...

Ageing Well and wisely

Ageing Well and wisely

We are all living longer. The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2050 there will be two billion people over 60 with 434 million of those over 80 years of age. But there's a catch: the quality of those extra years of life is shockingly poor. Many of us will...

How has Covid changed the digital landscape for older people?

How has Covid changed the digital landscape for older people?

Being online has been especially important during the Covid-19 pandemic. 78% agree COVID 19 has escalated the need to gain digital skills Source: Lloyds Bank UK Consumer Digital Index 2020 The Centre for Ageing Better has produced an infographic which highlights that...