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Later Life

Later Life pilot 

Last year we piloted our 'Later Life' project

Firstly we created our Later Life Address Book: a directory style book that featured information, grants, services and projects to help local residents feel safe, healthy and active in later life. We invited staff from local organisations to attend a free 45 minute dementia friendly information session and in return, offered them free advertisement within the book. We trained 30 dementia friendly members of staff, creating 15 new dementia friendly businesses within the district. 
Secondly, we delivered our Later Life Celebration event. An event not only to launch the address book, but to celebrate age as well. The event featured vintage food, entertainment and live music with over 650 local residents joining the fun.   

Later Life celebration event

In 2018 we plan to expand the project, running more training sessions and re-issuing the address book to include any new Dementia Friendly organisations. We are also planning to bring together a group of local residents in later life to help plan, promote and facilitate the celebration events.
Made for the people by the people! 

Later Life 2018 

Later Life address book issue 2

If you would like your business to feature in the Later Life Address Book #2, please register.
Training sessions are available on the following dates:
  • Monday 12 February 2018, 10am-11am
  • Wednesday 14 February, 2pm-3pm
  • Friday 16 February, 6pm-7pm

The training will be held at Dover District Council, White Cliffs Business Park, Dover CT16 9PJ.

Later Life event organising committee 

The event organising committee will have the task to help us plan, promote and deliver the Later Life Celebration event each year.
If you are over the age of 50 and would like to be a part of the Later Life Project Board please contact us, email community@dover.gov.uk.

 

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