Ageing Well in Wales

 What is Ageing Well in Wales?

Our Ageing Well programme helps people aged 50 and over to make positive lifestyle choices and stay healthy and active. We do this by supporting our Ageing Well volunteers to share expert information on wellbeing with older people in local communities across Wales and to signpost them to healthy lifestyle options and local support services. Our volunteers also provide direct activities such as Nordic Walking and gentle exercise classes.

What do our Ageing Well volunteers do?

We recruit, train and support local Ageing Well volunteers to provide the following services to older people:

  • Our opens link in new window Ageing Well Community Ambassadors (PDF 107KB) play a key role in increasing the awareness and understanding of health and wellbeing to local older people and signposting them to Age Cymru's Healthy Ageing work in these areas. 
  • Our opens link in new window Add To Your Life volunteers (PDF 100KB) play a key role supporting people in their local community who are over the age of 50 to access the online Add To Your Life health and wellbeing check.
  • Our opens link in new window Nordic Walking Instructor (PDF 55KB) and opens link in new window Nordic Walking Leader (PDF 54KB) volunteers provide Nordic Walking opportunities including Nordic Walking training and regular walks for older people.
  • Our opens link in new window LIFT (PDF 56KB) (Low Impact Functional Training) volunteers provide exercise classes that are a mix of chair-based exercises and gentle strength and balance exercise and games to maintain mobility and independence, and so improve daily life.

We are recruiting Community Ambassadors and Add To Your Life volunteers in the following areas: Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan,  Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr only.

We are recruiting Nordic Walking and LIFT volunteers Wales wide.

Please visit our opens link in new window  volunteer page if you are interested in becoming an Ageing Well volunteer. 

You can also contact our Healthy Ageing Volunteer Coordinator at or telephone 029 20431 555


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08000 223 444

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