Celebrating Communities - Working together to make Wales a good place to grow older for everyone
Date: 16th January 2018
Venue: Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndŵr University, Mold Road, Wrexham LL11 2AW
FREE - but spaces are limited so please book to reserve your place
We would like you to join us for a celebration of some of the fantastic work taking place in Welsh towns, villages and cities to make them good places to grow older.
This free event is an opportunity to share knowledge and develop new ideas on how together we can make Wales a nation of age friendly and dementia supportive communities, to prevent falls, tackle loneliness and isolation, and improve learning and employment opportunities for older people.
Meet and hear from some of the stars of Ageing Well in Wales, people and organisations making a real difference to the lives and wellbeing of older people in their communities.
What are the aims of the day?
• To learn from each other and share good practice.
• To find about some of the inspiring and innovative work already taking place around Wales, and how you can get involved.
• To discover about the resources and support available that can help you in your work.
• To make new contacts and find new partners to work with
Who is the event for?
Anyone interested in helping to make where they live or work a more supporting and positive environment for people of all ages.
10:30 - Registration, tea and coffee
11:00 - Welcome and introduction
• Aled Evans, Age Cymru Gwynedd a Môn
11:10 - Opening remarks
• Sarah Rochira, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
11:30 - Dementia & imagination: The role of arts in dementia care
• Dr. Gill Windle, Bangor University / CADR (Centre for Ageing & Dementia Research)
11:45 - Reading Friends: using the power of words to connect to people
• Cheryl Hesketh, Conwy Libraries
12:00pm - Community Agents: Helping older people have a better quality of life
• Nigel Davies, AVOW (Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham)
12:15 - How can we make our places and spaces more age-friendly?
Interactive session to share ideas and good practice
1:00 Lunch and networking
1:45 - Making football dementia friendly
• Stuart Roberts, Wrexham Football Club
2:00 - Lifelong learning: having fun and making connections
• Chris Winner and Stuart Murray, Flintshire U3A
2:15 - Empowering communities to create change
• Pete Harrison, Prestatyn Artisans Collective
2:30 - Learning and sharing
An opportunity to meet some of the people and organisations making a real difference to the lives and wellbeing of older people
3:00 - Closing remarks
• Joan Lowe, Older People’s Champion, Wrexham County Borough Council 3:15 End