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Sonder Radio

Sonder Radio is an online station catering for people in later life who are either living within a care environment or independently in the community. It works directly with its audience to create relevant and engaging content that is not only entertaining but beneficial to health and general wellbeing. It offers listeners different ways to keep learning and a chance to be active; it helps to retain dignity, especially for those living with conditions such as dementia. By encouraging people to give their time and to create great content it helps alleviate boredom, depression and loneliness.

Sonder Radio is based in Manchester and has organised and stimulated many programmes and activities locally which have given people a sense of self and empowerment. For example, it is possible to capture and treasure the memories and stories of loved ones in the form of a podcast, whilst sharing an exciting day-out at their city centre studios. A experienced producer helps form and guide the conversation and record and edit a professional podcast. At a community level they’ve produced age-friendly shows featuring neighbourhood partnership made up of local residents, community groups and local organisations.

You can listen directly to Sonder Radio here and find out more about its work.

InvestAge would like to enable this innovative approach provide similar local content and activities in other parts of the country and will work with the team at Sonder Radio to develop opportunities across the UK.

InvestAge is a multi-stakeholder cooperative (No. 4604) registered with the Financial Conduct Authority under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. It is a member of Co-operatives UK and the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association.

Registered Address: 13 Saville Street West, North Shields, NE29 6QP

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