Festival of Ageing Better

Help make Middlesbrough an Age Friendly town for the the future

Take part in our survey and events

Festival of Ageing Better 20th September-20th October

Aged 50+ and live in a Middlesbrough postcode? This festival is for you!

Join us at one or more of our events by registering at the links below or ringing 01624 257102

Opportunities for Ageing Better – our main event

Wednesday 29th September 11am-3pm

Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt

Free lunch and entertainment

Come along and discover some local opportunities to get out and about in your community again after lockdown restrictions 

  • Have your say about what developments you would like to see in an Age Friendly Middlesbrough 
  • Meet like-minded people aged over 50 and get inspired  
  • Find out about local activities and groups that have re-opened 
  • Fun event with lunch and entertainment provided 

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-ageing-better-tickets-168416198383

Steady On Your Feet online training

Friday 8th October  10am-2pm 

The NHS Falls Team will be putting free training on for older people/ family/ informal carers. This will include: 

  • what may be putting you or your relative at risk of falls 
  • simple hints and tips to reduce the risk of future falls.  

Our aim is to ensure you come away from the session with a simple action plan designed to increase your confidence and safety. 

Book your place here for Monday 20th September: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/168431971561

Book your place here for Friday 8th October: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/168434418881

Dementia Friends (face-to-face event) 

Wednesday 6th October  11am-1pm including free lunch  

A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action – anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts. 

  • The session lasts about an hour and a free lunch will be provided afterwards, giving you time to chat to others and make connections on the day before you leave  

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/168436198203

Sensory Clinic Launch at Live Well Centre (face-to-face drop-in event) 

Friday 8th October  10am-2pm 

Dundas Shopping Centre, Dundas St, Middlesbrough TS1 1HR

A Sensory Support Clinic is being launched which will be a drop-in clinic for the Middlesbrough partially sighted, blind, Deaf and hard of hearing communities, including their friends, family and carers. Come and find out about accessible support services based within the Live Well Centre and from partner agencies. 

No need to book

Sensory Awareness training – face to face event

Tuesday 12th October 1.30pm-2.30pm 

This overview session provides an introduction to sensory & covers a range of sensory conditions, support available from a range of agencies including the role of Adult Social Care, in addition to information, advice & guidance on living independently. 

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/168438880225

Get Ready for Age Friendly Middlesbrough – online training

Friday 15th  October 10am-1pm


Tuesday 19th October 10am-1pm

  • Research local info on the older population in Middlesbrough 
  • Explore the physical & psychological aspects of ageing & look at implications for our town and its services/businesses through local case studies 
  • Get practical hints & tips on how to support older people to age better in our community 

Including mental health, sight/hearing loss, chronic disease, dementia, mobility, effects of medication and more. 

Book your place here for 15th October: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/168731306881

Book your place here for 19th October: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/169444684613

Digital Inclusion Event (face-to-face drop-in) 

Wednesday 20th October  12-3 pm

Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt

Refreshments provided 

Different organisations will be showcasing the latest assistive technology, online resources, and face-to-face support that’s on offer in our local area. Come along to find out more! 

No need to book


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