About Ageless Thanet
Making Thanet a great place to grow older
Ageless Thanet, run by Social Enterprise Kent and voluntary sector partners, set out seven years ago to make Thanet a great place to grow older. Since then, in partnership with the 50+ community in Thanet, we have worked to reduce loneliness and social isolation across five key areas: Wellbeing, Volunteering, Life Planning, Ageless Entrepreneurs and the Age-Friendly Business Scheme.
Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund as part of the Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme, we were one of 14 areas nationally who explored the best ways to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people over 50.
From 2015 to 2022 we reached at least 10,000 people and made a positive difference across all four of our outcomes – loneliness, social isolation, mental health and quality of life.
Many of our partners, Ageless Entrepreneurs, Age-Friendly Businesses and volunteers are still offering services, continuing Ageless Thanet's ethos and putting older people at the heart of what they do.
Watch our video celebrating Seven Years of Ageless Thanet:
While support for over 50s will look a little different in 2022, Social Enterprise Kent and partners are making sure it continues. Download our guide to ongoing services and activities in Thanet and visit our Ageless Futures page for the latest list of organisations and links to their services.
Ageless Thanet was funded by The National Lottery Community Fund’s ‘Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better’ programme. The national Ageing Better programme was designed to improve the lives of people over 50, by reducing loneliness and social isolation, and improving mental and physical wellbeing. Almost 150,000 people have been involved in the programme across 14 locations, including Torbay, Middlesbrough, Birmingham, and the Isle of Wight. Find out more about the national programme on the National Lottery Community Fund website.