Age Positive Project
Age Positive is a new 2 year project supporting and encouraging people over the age of 65 years to become involved in Timebanking across Plymouth. Being involved and more connected within their community Timebank members also experience reduced feelings of isolation and loneliness. Timebanking also has a long-established link with increased self-confidence and positive physical and mental well-being.
People aged 65+ years have so much to offer their community and often find it challenging to seek informal help and support. Timebanking offers friendship, an exchange of practical help and a feeling of being part of a community. There is no commitment to getting involved regularly and people can engage as much or as little as they wish. Age Positive will be hosting one-off events across Plymouth as well as weekly informal local social events. These offer the opportunity for people to meet locally, chat, build relationships and be involved in activities and hobbies with others. There’s company to do things and a chance to do something new too.
Age Positive is funded by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) through Plymouth City Council as part of Plymouth’s Integrated Care Approach (ICOPE). A partnership between Timebank South West, Improving Lives Plymouth and Wolseley Trust (Healthy Futures) will work closely together to engage people aged 65+ years through GP and health referral and by promoting the project to the community and voluntary sector and to older people directly. Age Positive aims to positively impact on the physical and emotional well-being of people aged 65+ years across Plymouth.