Member Articles
We want to encourage all 50+ Forum members throughout Wales to engage with this website. As part of that, this area of the site is dedicated to articles contributed by them. Articles should relate to Wales and involve some input from the originator. The latter can be any over 50 resident in Wales (doesn’t have to be the VM) Articles could include:
  • Relating to the Forum that offer some insights into what currently impacts or occupies the Forum. Share the successes that they have had with building alliances and getting funding.
  • Items of more general interest that might include poems (note Poetry Together), recipes etc
  • Proposals (in brief) could be sent to the editorial board (copa.communications@aol.com) before they commit to further effort.
  • Wherever possible, pictures help make a great story.

Vale of Glamorgan becomes the latest to join the World Health Organization’s Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities.

In October the Vale of Glamorgan received news it had become the fourth local authority area in Wales to join the WHO’s Global Network, recognising ...
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Swansea Ageing Well

Swansea have named their Age-Friendly Communities programme Ageing Well. This update shows the progress they have made with 'Engaging' with their residents.
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Anglesey Update on Age-Friendly Work

Anglesey County Council is working towards securing membership to the World Health Organisation’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Communities. For several years the Island has hosted ...
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In The Back Garden

Two contributions for this article from Rhondda Cynon Taf. Thanks to Liz Penwill for the article. Both Liz and Matt Davies have sent in the ...
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Volunteering

COPA Board Member, Hazel Maguire representing Swansea 50+ Forum, talks to us about her experience of volunteering and fundraising for different older people’s causes. I ...
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Caerphilly Over 50 Virtual Reality Project

Inside – Outside is the name we have given our Virtual Reality project. We came up with a plan to help those who can’t leave ...
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Pen Y Fan

Ann Davies (Left above), Secretary of Taff Ely 50+Forum and her friend Alice Pugh who is also a Forum member used to swim several lengths ...
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Like Nella Last

A poignant blog about the loneliness and the pandemic.
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