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Author: Age Cymru
Published on 01 January 2015 02:00 AM

It’s that time when many of us are reflecting on the year that’s just passed and looking forward to the year to come.

Some of us may also be thinking about making New Year’s resolutions.

12 months ago, I took over as Chief Executive of Age Cymru - the national charity for older people in Wales.

I can’t believe how fast the time has passed and I am very proud of what we achieved in 2014, but we won’t be resting on our laurels.

So, for 2015, here are my New Year’s resolutions for Age Cymru:
• We will launch a strategy to make communities across Wales age-friendly; 
• We will campaign for better care for older people at home and to tackle loneliness among older people;
• We will unveil an exciting new project through our Gwanwyn arts festival for over 50s;
• We will expand our Low Impact Functional Training programme;
• We will recruit more volunteers to help us deliver the ‘Add to your Life’ programme in South East Wales;
• We will also expand Age Cymru’s Information & Advice service so that we can help more older people;  

Our ongoing areas of work, such as our ‘Scams and swindles’ campaign and Scams Awareness project will continue. Age Cymru’s Engagement team will still work with older people’s groups across Wales to give older people a voice on the issues that matter to them.

In addition, our Nordic Walking Programme will provide opportunities for older people to get fit and healthy and our My Home Life Cymru programme will promote good practice in residential care by working with care homes across Wales.

I would like to thank everyone who has supported Age Cymru in 2014 – I hope you will continue supporting us in 2015. 
Finally, I would like to wish you all a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Thomas,
Chief Executive, Age Cymru

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 2081