Forum Annual Event – Thursday 12th September 2019
A Free Day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales for Forum Members
This year’s Annual Event has been themed to match members’ interests and preparations and excitement is building. There are many digital, health and wellbeing contributors, taster sessions and information stalls to enjoy and get help from.
As usual, the Forum Annual General Meeting will be held in the marquee and all members are encouraged to attend. This is your Forum and the AGM is an opportunity to voice your views about how it is run and what it does. In response to feedback received, we are keeping the session shorter this year but it will be packed full of content with a keynote talk on Innovative Ageing by researchers at Swansea University, the latest from the Welsh Government from Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services, with the Carmarthenshire County Council 50+ Champion, Cllr. Linda Evans completing the line-up. The University researchers also will be giving more details of their ground breaking work in Theatr Botanica at various times during the afternoon.
Principality House in the Garden will be a Digital Hub for the day where there will be a variety of hands on and advice Workshops covering the key issues that the membership has identified. Come along and see how modern digital services can be accessed safely and put to good use. Digital Communities Wales will be presenting information on using technology for better physical and mental health and the Police and two major banks will be running hands-on sessions covering family tree research, how to access digital services and how to stay safe online (and offline as scams come in a variety of guises). You are welcome to bring your own smart phone or tablet to these sessions though there will be some equipment available to use.
By the way, we are still looking for volunteers on the day to help out, especially to act as information guides for an hour or so at various times during the day to help members get to where they want to go. If this is not for you, please ask your friends and relatives if they would be interested in making the day as successful as possible for all who attend. If you would like more information about
is involved, please contact the Forum Secretary Sandra Llewelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or via 01267 224692.
You can pre-register for the event and book transport from Carmarthen, Llanelli or Ammanford using the link below
2018/19 Chairman’s Annual Report
In preparation for our September Event, we have pleasure in sharing with you our Annual report . Attached are the English and Welsh versions…
Welcome to the website for residents of Carmarthenshire who are 50 and over
If you are not yet a member of the Forum and you would like to join please click on the link
This year the 50+ Forum Annual Event and AGM will take place at the National Botanic Garden on Thursday 12th September. The intention is to build on the success of our previous events and have a great day where you will be able to engage with things that are of interest and relevance to you.
Last 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
In advance of the 50+ event at the Botanic Gardens members received the following information: (click on the links)
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. The survey has now closed and the headline results can be accessed here 2018 Survey Headline Results.
The full survey analysis will be available by March 2019
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.
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 this particular well-being objective 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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