Hundreds of pensioners from across Wales will gather at the Grand Pavillion in Porthcawl for the Active Wales annual conference and rally on Wednesday 6 June.
Guest speakers at the morning session include Vaughan Gething AM, the Cabinet Minister for Health and Social Services, Baroness Gale of Blaenrhondda, the president of Active Wales, and a representative from Community Pharmacy Wales.
Active Wales, formerly known as the National Old Age Pensioners’ Association of Wales, has a broad aim of improving the quality of life for older people in Wales through campaigning.
At the same time, it organises lots of informal activities to help combat loneliness and isolation amongst older people.
Therefore, after the formal business in the morning, Active Wales welcomes members of the public to join them at their rally in the afternoon that includes a wide variety of entertainment and usually, lots of laughter.
It takes place between 2.30pm and 5.00pm, and costs £2.50 with a free raffle prize draw.
For more information about the conference contact Active Wales’ chair John Davies on 01685 812130.
Visit www.activewales.org.uk for further details about Active Wales.
- News Release issued by Age Cymru on behalf of Active Wales.
- Active Wales, formerly the National Old Age Pensioners Association of Wales, is the oldest and largest wholly voluntary pensioners’ organisation in Wales and was founded in 1939.
- All individuals and groups of retired pensioners are invited to join the Association in our campaign to remove the stigma of pensioner poverty for all time, improving the life of all pensioners.
The Active Wales Charter:
- The Government are expected to provide an adequate weekly State Retirement Pension directly related to, and to be annually increased in line with average earnings, from The National Insurance Fund.
- The Association demands the Government implement to the full the recommendations of the 1999 Royal Commission, Care of the Elderly.
- Demand that discrimination on the grounds of age be illegal.
- Ensure the development of free day care facilities to address the companionship and social needs of the elderly.
- Press the Government and others to take positive action on crime prevention and detection, to alleviate the FEAR OF CRIME amongst pensioners.
- To press for the creation of ways and means to enable older people to participate in the development of policies and legislation which affect them.