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Stay tuned for the latest musings from the Age Cymru Swansea Bay team, covering all topics concerned with living independently over 50.

  1. Helping you help yourself

    20 April 2017

    In March, we launched a new Financial Capability service , funded by the Money Advice Service . This service is designed to help you manage your money better and plan for the future with confidence . We do this through providing you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your finances .  In today’s blog, we’re sitting down with Christine Strong , our new Financial Capability officer, to discuss what motivated her to apply for the role and how she hopes to help older...

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  2. Lifetime Planning – not just for millionaires!

    28 March 2017

    Ageing is a part of life, but it is not something that most of us prepare for .  We might put some money aside in a pension pot or make arrangements for our funeral, but these things are often done in isolation .  Unless you’re a lottery winner who is encouraged to plan for every eventuality, few people actually take a whole-life approach to their finances. Most of us wouldn’t know where to begin.  That’s why Age Cymru Swansea Bay has developed a new Lifetime Planning Service , in partnership...

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  3. The Evolution of Volunteering

    09 March 2017

    Who remembers the enormous drive to recruit volunteers for London 2012 ? Or the very visible presence of those volunteers at every event and celebration during those Olympics? It may or may not have started there, but it is undeniable that volunteering has changed enormously in recent years. New ways of volunteering have emerged with changing lifestyles and technology, and more traditional ways are disappearing.  Years ago, a volunteer would be retired and might commit two or three days a wee...

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  4. Supporting local businesses

    07 March 2017

    Here at Age Cymru Swansea Bay we’re proud of the way we’re constantly innovating and developing our services so that we are able to cater to the needs of local people.  Our Homecare Plus service was developed in response to the gap left by the closure of various local services. It offers a range of practical solutions to the domestic problems we all find ourselves faced with at some point in time.  We are committed to helping people to age well , and our ability to refer clients to other...

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