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Community Engagement Day

keeping in touch with those around you is vital to help
maintain good mental health in later years

ENGAGING with the community is a vital part of maintaining               hand who can offer advice and guidance specifically tailored to you.
good mental health in your later years. That’s why Age UK IW and            You will also be able to get specialist
Community Action IW make sure there are plenty of opportunities
available to older people, who are living here on the IW.                help to update your CV, or find your way round your iPad — so that
                                                                         you can
   On Wednesday, October 4, there will be a Community Engagement         make the most of the services that you can access from home.
Day, at the Riverside Centre, in Newport.
                                                                            There will be representatives from local charities, training
   Visitors to this event will be able to browse stands, to discover     providers, business networks and employers, as well as the Age
activities or events on the Island which may interest them. There will   Friendly Island team.
be interactive workshops and creative activities to get stuck in to, or
you can simply chat to advisers in the well being area.                     Age UK and Community Action IW have brought together these
                                                                         services relating to civic engagement, employment and volunteering
   If you’re thinking about returning to work, volunteering, starting a  for older people, so that everything can be accessed in one place.
business, or even becoming a local councillor, there will people on

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