This Years Theme
As you may know, it is our belief that ageing well is about quality and quantity. It’s all about adding life to the years as well as years to the life. 2020 has been a difficult one for many. Yet people have found new solutions to connect, stay active and go about their lives. We have chosen this year’s theme to be healthy ageing in the new normal – celebrating how we have adapted!
Formerly known as the Older People’s Festival, we returned in 2019 with a new name to better capture the spirit of Ageing Well in Brighton & Hove.
With the sound of the joy of the thousands of people who took part in 2018’s OPF ringing in our ears, we proudly brought the 2019 Ageing Well Festival to you. The two week extravaganza was packed full of events, highlighting the activities going on in our city all year round.
This year we are taking advantage of the digital world and have put together some events from organisations across the city for our 2020 virtual Ageing Well Festival.
Last Years Theme
In the UK life expectancy is increasing by 5 hours a day! We wanted to celebrate this and ensure we make the most of this time. It is important that whilst many of us will be working for longer through choice or necessity that we strive to get a healthy work and life balance.
Our belief is that ageing well is about quality and quantity and in adding life to the years as well as years to life.
Meeting like-minded people and taking part in activities or pursuing an interest all support health & wellbeing and last year’s Festival brought over 100 opportunities to do this.
Whilst taking part in the Festival may be a one off experience it may also be the starting point of a new interest, a boost to your social life or a regular activity.
Impact Initiatives made last year’s Festival possible by way of a successful collaboration with Brighton & Hove City Council, voluntary sector organisations and local businesses. We work with some brilliant people, all of who were instrumental in organising the two weeks-long event, including the fabulous team at Osomi, as well as our amazing photographer Maria Scard, in addition to our headline sponsor Mayo Wynne Baxter, and many more who generously donated their time and resources.
We hope you’re encouraged to get involved, try something new, or simply enjoy what our City has to offer. A place you can connect with like-minded people and, above all, have a great time celebrating.
Each year the Festival is widely promoted on our social media channels, so please like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Festival Programme is distributed from the beginning of September, so do look out for it around the city.