Welcome to the latest issue of Older Wiser Together (OWT). The aim of OWT is to become a trusted and valued part of our community, particularly for those aged 50 and over.


Welcome to the latest issue of Older Wiser Together (OWT)

The aim of OWT is to become a trusted and valued part of our community, particularly for those aged 50 or over who may be looking for new opportunities, social events, and challenges, as well as tips for independent living. We cover from Bude, Launceston, Callington, Holsworthy, Okehampton, Tavistock, Saltash and Torpoint.  We hope you’ll find useful information on initiatives and activities in your area.

Our Director Lynn was ambushed by representatives from Devon Integrated Social Care Alliance earlier in the month when she was presented with an award.  Lynn was presented with an Acknowledgement award for services to dementia in Devon.  See the photo and report below.

Okey Memory Cafe turned one this month and everybody came together for some party food.  Read more below.

We continue our theme of aiming to simplify and explain how care at home works.  Some families may begin with care by the hour for their loved one and then move a step further and have a Care Professional move in with them.  We explain how this works later.

We always welcome feedback, constructive criticism, and submissions for OWT, particularly from those of you with professional or charitable links to our community. Do get in touch if you have something you’d like to share. Please feel free to forward this Newsletter to family, friends, and colleague

Best wishes,

The Older Wiser Together Team.


Pictured is our Director Lynn and John Powell from Devon Integrated Social Care Alliance who presented Lynn with an award for services to dementia in Devon.  This was one of three awards for the year and special messages were recorded by Councillor John McInnes and Ian Hobbs of Devon County Council to thank the recipients for their fantastic work.  The flowers were also stunning!

Okey Memory Cafe Turns One!

Okey Memory Cafe turned one this month! It is amazing to think of what has been achieved in such a short time with the fun, laughter and stimulating activities which have been on offer.  A solid partnership between Community Links, Home Instead and Okehampton Community Recreation Association has made this happen.

Okey Memory Cafe meets every Tuesday afternoon between 1 and 3pm at The Pavilion in the Park.


After contributing to the University of Exeter – Project ENLIVEN, together with  Dartmoor National Park and  Tavistock Memory Cafe, our Director Lynn was invited to the Tower of London to present and listen to the findings from the project – Using nature to make your visitor economy business dementia inclusive.  The filming of the presentations is now available through this link Enliven Presentations.

Tavistock Dementia Alliance Virtual Dementia Bus

Tavistock Dementia Alliance has booked a “walk in their shoes” virtual experience for Dementia week in May – 16th May.  This will be a fantastic day and places on the bus are limited. If you are interested in a place email [email protected], but do book quickly!

If you can support the TDA and make it your local cause for this year, please do follow this linkCoop Local Cause.

Cycling Without Age

The two trishaws for the wonderful local charity Cycling Without Age will be back out in force as the weather. If you know of a group  who would benefit from the trishaw visiting to offer rides to those less mobile do get in touch by emailing  [email protected]Everyone has the right to feel the wind in their hair!

Live-in Care

Live-in care involves a specially chosen Care Professional moving into their client’s home. They provide companionship and practical support throughout the day, enabling that person to continue living the life they have always known and doing the things they enjoy the most. Families have peace of mind knowing there is someone supporting their loved one on an ongoing basis, not only providing daily support but company too. We know that finding care isn’t easy. With so many options and choices, it can be hard to know where to turn. But our care begins with you.By spending more time listening and understanding your circumstances than anyone else, we’re confident we can help you get through it.So give us a call and we’ll help you find the answer, with no pressure to make a decision right away.Read morehere.