A Note from our Chairman
We have redeveloped our HOME page to provide easy access to key items on the website. Just click on a picture below.
We have added two new TABS. The ABOUT US section replaces the “Who Are We” section. There is now a BLOG section, Age-Friendly Blog, that replaces the previous Age-Friendly section. This is a new style of presentation with articles arranged in columns. “Age-Friendly Status” appears permanently at the top of the page. We will aim to update this article, at least, monthly. These updates will be primarily from Caerphilly. If information is available, we will add reports from COPA and around Wales.
You will see from the individual articles in the Blog that Caerphilly Over 50 is active in many projects. More volunteers to help with these and other projects would be very welcome. Bring us your own ideas. If you are interested, please get in touch:
Mob: 07716 051 483
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Virtual Reality Project: Inside – Outside
These videos are examples of our Virtual Reality (VR) portfolio, giving Care Home residents a virtual excursion outdoors. Viewing these videos on a flat screen, you can only be an observer. Only with the VR headsets is it possible to experience the full immersive effect that takes the viewer into another world. It becomes their reality in 3 dimensions – a complete 360 degree world.
You can view these videos up to 4K quality. To view though 360 degrees, either drag the cursor across the screen or use the arrows in the scrolling button in the top left corner.
You can see all our 360 videos on YouTube.
Councillor Carol Andrews
I am honoured to be Caerphilly County Borough Council’s first Age-Friendly Champion. I think it complements my Dementia Champion role.
As a nurse, councillor and volunteer for The Alzheimer’s Society, I think I have a good understanding of dementia and the Age-Friendly agenda. I certainly agree that an age-friendly community involves the entire community. It affects everyone’s lives, from the youngest residents and especially to those who are growing older. Intergenerational work will help connect our residents in Caerphilly County. This should address the impact of Covid-19 on loneliness and isolation.
I look forward to working with the Caerphilly Over 50 and promoting the age-friendly agenda and the work of the forum to the Council.
It is now 6 years since Caerphilly Over50 delivered talks on how to recognise abuse and what we can do about it. The Caerphilly Borough Council Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) Team worked closely with us. We also produced a DVD (reproduced above) which was widely distributed (1000 copies to each of the 22 Local Authorities in Wales). Unfortunately, this is still a major issue and the subject of one of the Older Peoples Commissioner’s major current projects.