Older person’s strategy launched
Older people in Pembrokeshire can lead a life that is ‘active, safe, enjoyable and fulfilling’ according to Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Health and Well-Being and Equalities, Councillor Simon Hancock.
The Older Person’s Champion made the remarks at the launch of the Older Person’s Strategy that was held in Narberth recently when the town hosted the Ageing Well in Wales’ programme.
The event, that enabled attendees to learn about community projects such as good neighbour schemes, the memory café in St David’s and Solva’s care, PIVOT and intergenerational project, was organised by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales’ office.
The strategy was developed following a series of listening sessions with older people; sets out the vision for the well-being of older people in Pembrokeshire and supports Pembrokeshire County Council’s commitment to ageing well through signing the Dublin Declaration on Age Friendly Cities and Communities.
It has been developed with the support of a wide range of local groups and partner organisations.
“Under pinning our priorities is the Age Friendly Communities ethos that later life for people should be lived in the best health possible and that people should have opportunities to make a positive contribution to the local community.” said Councillor Simon Hancock.
He added. “People over the age of 50 can continue to contribute to having a say in how our services are developed through our consultation processes or through Pembrokeshire 50+ Central Forum that welcomes new members to their monthly meetings or to join the mailing list.”
For more details on how to join the Pembrokeshire 50+ Central Forum e-mail Beryl Noyce on email@example.com or call Rachel Gibby 01437 764551
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