Silver Island

Silver Island is ICA’s older people’s project. It provides support to residents aged 50+ across Portland and Wyke Regis, and has helped over 1000 older residents to date.

The activities and services provided through Silver Island include:

  1. Advice…
      • Benefits Surgery (with AgeUK)
      • Legal Advice (with Pengillys Solicitors)
  2. At Home support…
      • Befriending (face-to-face and telephone)
      • Admin
      • Cleaning
      • DIY
      • Dog walking
      • Errands
      • Gardening
  3. Community-based activities…
      • Chesil Art (ChAt)
      • Cinema Club
      • Exercise classes…
        • Get Together Club (gentle seated exercise)
        • Osteocise (mid-range)
        • Fit+ (advanced)
  4. Lunch clubs…
      • The Dining Room
      • The Sunday Club
  5. The Man Shed 
  6. The Women’s Shed
  7. Prize bingo and quizzes
  8. Shopping
  9. Singing groups…
      • Community Crooners
      • Forget-Me-Not-Songsters (Dementia friendly)
  10. Other…
      • Transport (cars and disabled access minibus)
      • Good Neighbour Scheme (small jobs)

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW MIGHT BENEFIT FROM ANY OF SILVER ISLAND’S ACTIVITIES OR SERVICES (OR YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEM) PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.

Silver Island is part funded by:

  1. The National Lottery Community Fund – Reaching Communities
  2. The National Lottery Community Fund – Awards for All
  3. The Co-op Local Community Fund
  4. Mars goodnessKNOWS (through the Dorset Community Foundation).

NB: 2-4 all support Portland’s Man Shed