It’s time to think differently about how more people in Torridge and Barnstaple can lead a healthy and active later life. We need imaginative solutions to transform people’s experiences of ageing for the better.

We need people like you to work with us to do this.

By sharing your life experiences and insight you can inspire new solutions, products and services that better meet the needs of our ageing communities. Together we can help more local people live fulfilling later lives.
You are over 50 and living or working in Torridge and Barnstaple. Devoted and dedicated to making the place you live even better. You may be a volunteer or participant of a community group or, 

You are

• family members, friends and neighbours caring for people over 50
• GP, nurses and community health professionals
• carers for people over 50


You want

to improve the experience of ageing in your community. You want to help create solutions that make people’s lives better.


You’re prepared to

share your own experiences of what is and isn’t working in your community. You have ideas about how to change things.


You’re prepared to find out the opinions and experiences of others in your community. You’re prepared to do a small amount of community research with our support.


You can commit to

attend four interactive workshops. Working with others - people aged 50+, friends, family and carers, commissioners and social entrepreneurs - you’ll explore the challenges and opportunities in your area. We would love for you to join us.


Event Dates

  • Weds 14th June at RHS Rosemoor, Torrington.
  • Weds 21st June at RHS Rosemoor, Torrington.
  • Weds July 12th at High Bickington Community Centre
  • Tues 15th August at High Bickington Community Centre

The four workshops will run from 9.30 am (for a 10 am start) – 3:30 pm. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Travel expenses may be covered.

To find out more contact Dawn Eckhart on 01392 248 919 or dawn@devoncommunities.org.uk

To find out more about Transform Ageing visit: www.designcouncil.org.uk/transform-ageing.