Ageless Thanet was funded to improve the lives of people over 50 as part of the National Lottery Community Fund’s Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme. Over seven years it reached at least 10,000 people, reducing loneliness and isolation and improving mental and physical wellbeing in Thanet. These pages share its impact, learning and legacy.
A word from Ageless Thanet project manager and Social Enterprise Kent Deputy CEO Rebecca Smith
More than 50 volunteers from across Thanet attended the Ageless Thanet Queen’s Award Presentation Ceremony in their honour at the Turner Contemporary on Tuesday 8 February.
Ageless Thanet has had an incredible seven years of making Thanet a great place to grow older. While support for over 50s will look a little different in 2022, Social Enterprise Kent and partners are making sure it continues.
After an incredible seven years, the funding for Ageless Thanet will end on 31 March 2022, with activities stopping after 31 December 2021. We have thoroughly enjoyed supporting Thanet residents over 50 to reduce social isolation and loneliness through this programme, and we are pleased to say that, while it may look a little different, our support will continue.
Social Enterprise Kent’s Ageless Thanet volunteers have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service; the highest recognition volunteers can receive.