Residents and community groups in Swansea have been sharing their thoughts and ideas on reducing social isolation and ageing well as part of the International Day of Older Persons.
Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care Mark Child joined them for a social gathering at the marina today.
Cllr Child said: “Over the coming months the council, working with our partners, will be looking to identify new initiatives to reduce social isolation in a Covid safe way, encourage active ageing and also tackle other issues that are important to older people such as digital exclusion.
“I was really pleased people were able to join me and hope they enjoyed it as much as I did and felt it was worthwhile.
“We have recently appointed Rhys Thomas as our new Older Person’s Partnership and Involvement Officer and Rhys also joined us.
“Rhys will be working with community members and groups to hear the voice of people aged 50 and over and to work with them to improve opportunities to live and age well in Swansea.”
People aged 50+ and living in Swansea who would like to join the council’s information network and hear of future engagement events can do so by e-mailing email@example.com or telephoning Rhys on 07977346177.
(Lead image: Swansea Council)
Minister visits Llanelli’s Coedcae school to unveil new Wales-wide maths and literacy improvement plan
An evening of entertainment with Dan Biggar coming to Swansea
New look for Victoria Gardens children’s play area is completed
Council agrees sale of sprawling former asylum in Carmarthen
Search continues for missing Nantgaredig woman
Three arrests after Sandfields home attacked with ‘weapons’
Clydach school shares community hub success story
Key back in contention for Swans as Bolasie targets debut in Leeds
Celebrity MasterChef winner Wynne Evans hosts banquet at Old Point House to celebrate PDO status for its laverbread
Swans sign former Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie
Popular Swansea pub set for grand re-opening after £279,000 makeover
Refurbished Llansamlet Go Outdoors store gets ready to reward shoppers at opening event
New light being shone on popular seafront promenade
Funding boost for Mumbles women’s fashion shop
Work completed on River Tawe pontoon
Aldi Fforestfach celebrates grand opening with help from Paralympian
Specsavers to invest more than £400,000 in new Mumbles store
Castle Square transformation takes new step
Rhod Gilbert chooses Llansteffan Beach for Stand Up To Cancer filming location
Photo treasure trove charts key decades in Swansea’s rich history
Business6 days ago
Plans submitted for sustainable aviation fuel plant in Port Talbot
Sport7 days ago
Record medal haul for Welsh Martial Arts competitors at World Championships
Resolven6 days ago
Resolven teen charged with stabbing 16-year-old boy
Morriston7 days ago
Five Swansea play areas set for a makeover
Port Talbot7 days ago
£27m granted for projects to regenerate Port Talbot and restore historic bridge
Llanelli4 days ago
Scarlets and Ospreys announce team for West Wales Derby
Bridgend2 days ago
Independent pharmacy chain pick up former Lloyds pharmacy branches
Dyfed Powys Police4 days ago
Trimsaran ‘deluded and ill-tempered’ driver who ‘used car as a weapon’ is jailed