Elizabeth ‘Betsi’ Cadwaladr

March the 8th is International Women’s Day, and the theme for 2021 is ‘choose to challenge’.  We should all choose to call out bias against women and inequality and choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. So, my thoughts turned to Elizabeth ‘Betsi’ Cadwaladr who very much chose to challenge. She challenged a class system that oppressed the poor, a patriarchy that condemned women to a life of subservience and ageism by working as a nurse in the Crimean War at age 65, and challenged a bureaucratic system to improve hygiene conditions on the frontlines and properly treat soldiers….

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Older People’s Forum – What are people talking about?

Between June and September of 2021, ten Forums were held in Conwy County. Information packs, and a few goodies, were given to those attending. It was lovely to see many familiar faces and some new ones. There is still concern about COVID-19, and there was lots to talk about. Digital Exclusion – a shift to most information and services being available only online, leaving many older people completely out of the loop, and then further penalised by extra charges for paper bills, using cheques and so forth. Older people are cautious of doing anything online for security reasons, and don’t…

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