This issue of our Newsletter celebrates the contribution that volunteers make within our community.  All at Age Connects North Wales Central would like to say “Thank You” to our fantastic volunteers.

Please click the link to read issue 12 of our Newsletter:  Older Peoples Forum Newsletter _Issue 12_01.06.2020

This issue talks about accessing cash during lockdown, and alternative ideas of paying for essentials. We welcome all feedback about the newsletter, and if there’s anything in particular you need to know, contact me and I can include it in the following issues. Click  to read the issue:  Older Peoples Forum Newsletter _Issue 11_19.05.2020

Our Forum Coordinator,  Alessandra Thomas has been busy writing and sending out  newsletters to forum members in Conwy.  The newsletters are full of useful information for residents; from where to get help and support to food delivery companies.   To read a copy, please click on the following link : Older Peoples Forum Newsletter _Issue 10_05.05.2020

 

Another interesting article written by our of our Home Life Clients.

He is very keen to share his life experiences and has written some wonderful stories.

If you would like to read them or would like further information please contact Jayne Spencer on 0300 2345 007

One of our Home Life clients who has lived Henllan for many years has written these fascinating stories from his experiences from World War II.

He wanted to write his thoughts for others to read.

If you would like to have a copy of these stories, please contact Jayne Spencer on 0300 2345007

 

 

Age Connects North Wales Central shares the Commission’s goals of raising awareness of the scale and impact of the ageism faced by older people every single day.

Living long into later life should appeal to everyone, but sadly the reality is that negative stereotypes are still commonplace.

 Age Connects North Wales Central contributes to the idea of  a society where older people are respected and enabled to meet their aspirations.

Join with us and help to tackle these ageist attitudes

 

Here at Age Connects North Wales Central, we pledge to tackle ageism by:

 ·         Speaking out against ageist attitudes and being positive

·         Supporting opportunities for older people to engage in all aspects of   community life

·         Supporting older people to maintain their independence and wellbeing

·         Creating opportunities for older people and younger people to integrate.

·         Supporting appropriate  activities to help maintain well being

  

Summer is here! Our Perennials project at Tweedmill St Asaph  is meeting on a Wednesday and Thursday morning 10:00 -12:00 throughout July. We will not be meeting throughout August and will resume on Sept 4th at 10:00. Come and join us to harvest seeds, flowers and food and plan our Spring garden.  Remember; we  always make time for a cuppa.   Our project is open to anyone who wishes to garden, including people living with Dementia.

Age Connects North Wales Central has a new and exciting service available to residents in Denbighshire.

Click here for more information,  contact details, and job vacancies.

 An Older People’s forum was held in Prestatyn Library on the 28th March 2019. The meeting was very well attended and three speakers were able to join us.

Ann Griffith – Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner attended Prestatyn Forum on Thursday 28th March and spoke about the work she is doing in North Wales.  Forum members were also able to participate in a Q&A with Ann which members enjoyed.

Rebecca Szekely – Community Navigator talked to the forum about her role and how she and her colleagues can support members in finding help and support within the community.

Rachel Twiss from Deafblind UK attended the forum and informed members about her role within the community and the services they can provide from befriending to assistance with technology.

Two Comic Relief funded projects in Denbighshire joined forces on Monday 11th March to celebrate this year’s Comic Relief theme, the Danceathon!

Age Connects North Wales Central got together with Denbighshire Arts Service to provide a mini danceathon at Dolwen Day Care Centre. Year 2 pupils from Ysgol Y Parc in Denbigh visited the care home and took part in an intergenerational dance session run by NEW Dance, one of the delivery partners on the Denbighshire Arts Service Comic Relief project.

Comic Relief funds the Age Connects NWC Speak UP project which is designed to build up self-confidence and empower residents in care homes to Speak UP for themselves.

As part of the Speak UP project Dolwen and Ysgol Y Parc have become firm friends and intergenerational sessions now run on a regular basis. The sessions continue to be a positive and fun experience for all!

Ysgol Y Parc and Dolwen also take part in the Music and Dance in Denbighshire Care Homes project which is also funded by Comic Relief. The project is managed by Denbighshire Arts Service and delivered by NEW Dance and Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias Music Centre at the three Local Authority Care Homes in Denbighshire (Awelon in Ruthin, Cysgod y Gaer in Corwen and Dolwen in Denbigh). Each care home has one dance workshop and one music workshop per month; this includes linking in with local schools and community groups who visit the care homes to take part in activity.

N.B Selection of pictures attached from the sessions – Year 2 pupils from Ysgol Y Parc and Dolwen residents/day visitor