Author: Age Cymru
Published on 21 May 2015 03:00 PM
Isolation and loneliness concerns will be one of the key topics discussed at the Active Wales annual conference and rally in Porthcawl on 3 June.
Hundreds of pensioners from across Wales are expected to attend the event, which will be held at the Grand Pavilion for the fourth year in a row.
Active Wales is the new brand name adopted by the National Old Age Pensioners Association of Wales.
John Davies, Chair of the organisation, will host the conference and the Mayor of Bridgend County Borough will deliver a welcome address to the delegates.
Guest speakers include Baroness Anita Gale of Blaenrhondda, the President of Active Wales; Dr Berndatte Fuge OBE, Chair of Age Cymru; and Tom Berney, Chair of the Scottish Older Person’s Assembly.
John Davies, Chair of Active Wales says:
“We are delighted to be returning to Porthcawl again for our all important annual conference and rally.
“One of Active Wales’s main aims is to promote the social inclusion of retired people by supporting our local branches.
“Sadly we have seen a recent increase in local authority community centre closures which only increases social isolation.
“With isolation and loneliness affecting thousands of older people across Wales, our members will be taking action to push this all important topic forward.
“We’re also excited to hear from the Chair of the Scottish Older People’s Assembly about their experiences in raising the profile of older people’s issues in the Scottish Parliament.”
The Active Wales annual conference starts at 11.00am.