Age Better Champions

Delivered by Sheffield Cubed

photography credit Dora Damien (6)

What is it?

Age Better Champions help people over 50 with isolation and loneliness using the New Economic’s Five Ways to Wellbeing. Champions can work in groups or in one-to-one sessions to explore simple everyday activities designed to boost wellbeing and reduce isolation.

Who is it for?

If you are over 50, you can take part in this project – either to volunteer as an Age Better Champion, or by having the support of an Age Better Champion to help you reduce your own isolation and improve your own wellbeing.

Be a participant 
Are you over 50 and do you experience loneliness or isolation from time to time? Would it be helpful to speak to someone of a similar age who may have been through similar life experiences? All you have to do is get in touch.

Be a volunteer (an Age Better Champion)
Are you over 50 and have experienced loneliness or isolation in the past, and want to volunteer as an ‘Age Better Champion’ to share your experiences to help others? To be a volunteer you must have first-hand experience of isolation. We’ll provide all the training and support you need.

“It was a shock to stop working and have a whole day with time to fill. Volunteering has opened up a whole new world to me. I have really enjoyed learning new skills and meeting new people. My advice to others is to set your own limits on your time and what activities you are comfortable with supporting and then just do it!”
Linda Charlton,  Age Better Champion

Find out more

Contact Rebecca Lawson at Sheffield Cubed rebecca.lawson@soarcommunity.org.uk, ring us on 0114 2900 250 or use the contact form to register your interest.

"Getting older means your body is wearing out and you need to take more care of it. To keep healthy the wellbeing of the mind is as important as the body. I want to help others to enjoy a long and healthy life. " Linda, Age Better Champion
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