Welcome

Welcome to the website for residents of Carmarthenshire who are 50 and over

This year the annual 50+ Forum took place on Friday 14th September 2018 at the National Botanic Gardens. The event started around 10am and finished at 4pm. There was an exciting lineup of speakers, including Helena Herklots, the new Commissioner for Older People and Huw Iranca-Davies, the Welsh Government Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care in addition to information stands from over 40 organisations and a full range of activities.

For a full report including video footage of the main speakers in the marque please click here

This year in advance of the 50+ event at the Botanic Gardens members received the following information: (click on the links)

50+ Event flyer

Carmarthenshire Life 2018

Annual Survey 18

Carmarthenshire Music Service (Christmas Concert flyer)

Dewis Cymru

Goldies Cymru 

Become a member of the 50+ Forum

If you would like to become a new member of the 50+ Forum please complete our online sign-up form and have your say

Membership of the Forum includes a number of benefits. For instance:

– invitation to attend the annual event at the Botanic Gardens

– opportunity to take part in the Annual General Meeting of the Forum

– participation in the Annual Survey regarding issues important to the 50+ age group

– being kept up to date with other events and sometimes offers available to older people eg Refresher Driving Sessions

– having your say in relation to consultations and services provided by the public sector


50+ Forum Strategic Plan (Sept 2018)

The new strategic plan for the Forum was agreed at the September meeting of the steering group. The plan was introduced to members at the Annual General Meeting held on 14 September 2018 at the National Botanic Gardens.

The action plan to take forward the strategy will be taken to the next meeting of the steering group in December.

The Newsletter will report on these developments in due course. Your comments would be much appreciated.


2018 Annual Member Survey (Survey 18)

Each year members of the Forum are invited to complete an Annual Survey regarding key aspects of community life in Carmarthenshire. Members receive a paper copy of the questionnaire in addition to other information about the work of the Forum. We would like as many members as possible to complete the survey on line. Click on the link to access the latest 2018 survey ie Survey 18.

We would like as many members as possible to receive member information via email. Please use the contact form on the website to advise us of your email address.

2017 Survey Results

To see a copy of last year’s survey ie  50+ survey 17 (September 2017) click here. The survey has now been analysed and the full results can now be seen here. However if you would just like to see the Headline Results of the survey please click here.


Ageing Well

Did you know that Carmarthenshire has an Ageing Well Plan

The county plan reflects the priorities in the overall Welsh Government Ageing Well in Wales plan

Ageing Well in Wales is a national Programme hosted by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales. It brings together individuals and communities with public, private and voluntary sectors to develop and promote innovative and practical ways to make Wales a good place to grow older for everyone.


Following consultation, in relation to the Ageing Well of older people,  the county council has published its Well-being Objectives for 2017-18

Objective 10: Age Well – Support the growing numbers of older people to maintain dignity and independence in their later years

Objective 11: Age Well – A Council-wide approach to support Ageing Well in Carmarthenshire.  For further details of the Well-Being Objectives click here.

The full list of Well-being Objectives can be seen here on the Council website


Carmarthenshire is a great county for walkers. Why not visit Walking Well Carmarthenshire, a 50+ Forum initiative.

Also Carmarthen Ramblers website for lots of walking routes all around West Wales and beyond

 

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If you have any suggestions about what you would like to see on this website please contact the 50+forum@carmarthenshire.gov.uk