About The Course
The lifestyle courses are designed to promote the benefits of planning for the future whether the choice is to retire or continue working. All courses are interactive and delivered in a relaxed and informal style to allow participants to discuss issues they feel are relevant to their personal needs. All courses are facilitated by Agewell Midlife Planning Coordinators. Additional speakers are used to present specific issues such as health and finance. The Midlife Future Planning Course can be delivered as a two day, one day or 1/2 day programme as well as modules.
The one day course, 1/2 day course and modules are shortened versions of the two day course. We will work with your organisation to design and deliver the appropriate course.
“I’ve never thought about getting older therefore a ‘midlife future planning’ course rather than a ‘pre-retirement’ course was exactly what I needed. The course gave me access to information not only about finances and flexible working arrangements, but also about the importance of planning for that ‘well earned’ leisure time, and maximising my health to be able to enjoy the opportunities which are available.”
“The finance module was very good, the trainer was excellent, knowledgeable and personable. It made finance and estate planning sound interesting. We were also very pleased with the organisation of the course."
The first ever Older People’s Conference
Agewell Sandwell held the first ever conference in Rowley Regis aimed solely at older people on Friday 27 April at Blackheath Methodist Church, High Street, Blackheath. This exciting event was open to anyone over 50 who lived in the Rowley Regis area.
Organiser Stuart Munger, Community Development Worker and Midlife Planning Coordinator with Agewell, explained: The venue was filled to capacity with over 80 older people. 'Dolly Allen' impressionistA number of local and national organisations such as; Centro, Sandwell Primary Care Trust Food Team, Haden Hill House and the Fire Service were represented at the event.
On the day there was also a ‘Dolly Allen’ impressionist, Tai Chi, EXTEND gentle exercise and a ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’ style keypad consultation on want older people want in the area.