Why community investment is important – Join the #EWAWChat on Wed 2nd Dec

For week 3 of our #EWAWChat we want to hear your views and experiences on why investing in the community is vital in helping to support older people to eat well, age well and live well.

Lunch clubs, cookery classes and social events are key for well-being in later life and are proven to help combat low mood, loneliness and isolation, yet it can often be difficult to find funding and resources to help implement and sustain such projects.

Whether you work in the community, run a community project for older people or are part of a funding organisation then don’t miss the chance to have your say with our #EWAWChat. If you’ve received a grant from our Small Ideas, Big Impact fund then we’d be extremely keen to hear from you too!

How to Get Involved

The EWAW Twitter Chat will take place on Wed 2nd Dec from 4pm – 5pm All you need to do to get involved is simply to follow us @EatWellScot and/or the hashtag #EWAWChat. 

We will post a question every 10 minutes and you can tweet your replies by starting them with A1., A2., etc. – don’t forget to use the hashtag #EWAWChat otherwise we won’t see your messages.

Here’s a preview to the 5 questions we’ll be asking if you want to prep your answers in advance:

Q1. Why is investment in community initiatives important for older people to eat well, age well & live well?

Q2. Share an example of a community initiative that you feel has done great work to address social isolation & malnutrition through food

Q3. If you’ve been supported through our Small Ideas, Big Impact fund, what impact has this had for your organisation and the older people you work with?

Q4. There’s a strong link between social isolation and malnutrition in older people. Why is the third sector vital in tackling this issue?

Q5. Why should government prioritise funding for community food initiatives for older people and what would the impact be for the long term?

If you have any queries about joining in our Twitter Chat then please contact our Digital Communications Officer Danielle on daniellerg@eatwellagewell.org.uk

We look forward to you joining the conversation!

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