Over 50 Caerphilly Events

Share A Smile 2 – & AGM

Our “Annual” event was held this year in Llancaiach Fawr Manor the Tudor manor house near the village of Nelson. Entertainment was provided by the harpist, Anwen Thomas; Lorne East who gave a presentation about bees; and the vocalist Emma James, who returned by popular demand following her performance last year. An interlude for a finger buffet with tea/coffee was availble at the interval.
Our AGM was a brief affair, to conduct formal business. The Chairman commended his annual report to the audience, who had each been provided with a copy. He also outlined the financial position of the Forum.

The Steering Committee had approved a revised constitution. Members at the meeting had a copy and were invited to vote to approve the new version. The motion to approve was carried unanimously.

The members attending the AGM were also asked to consider the nominations for the Steering Committee for the coming year. No objections were raised to those nominated. It was explained that Officers of the Committee would be elected by the Steering Committee at their next meeting.

  • Share A Smile - Live Entertainment Event

    “Share A Smile” will be our first (but not the last) social event for you and those who are 50+ across the borough and will mark UK Older people’s day. It will be held on 1st October in Lewis Boys’ School, Pengam from 5:00 to 7:00. There will be:

                    • Tea/coffee available at registration
                    • Some interesting stands for you to browse, which will include a number of fun activities as well as useful information.
                    • There will be performances by Pengam students followed by 2 popular local, professional entertainers.
                    • There will be a buffet at half time, during which I will give the formal AGM Chair’s report.

    The event is free and you do not need to be a member of the forum to attend so please encourage your 50+ friends & neighbours to come. However, you will need to book a place in advance if you would like to attend this event.

    You can book a place by clicking here and completing the form

    or by emailing Carol Hemmings on hemmingsca@tiscali.co.uk or you can call her on 07881938837.
    If you have problems getting to such events because of lack of transport, please let us know and we will see if we can find a volunteer to collect you.

  • Carers Week

    Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

    Nat Carers Week

    List of events

    Carers across Caerphilly CBC are invited to come along to any of the free activities in carers week. Please share these details so we can spread the word to as many people as possible who are caring for husbands, wives, relatives and neighbours across the borough.

  • AGM

    The 50+ Forum AGM was held on 14th January 2015 and attended by 32 residents and members of the Forum as well as 9 representatives from organisations working with older people across the county borough.

    This meeting gave residents and forum members a chance comment and make suggestions on the impact of the Councils 2015/16 budgets cuts on older people. Those attending found out how the Commissioner for Older People is supporting them to get their views heard on cuts in Community services.

    Here is a copy of the Chair’s AGM report
    50+ ANNUAL REPORT 2014

    Here is a copy of the feedback from the discussions at the meeting that has now been fed back to the Councils Corporate management team and Cabinet.

    Some of the Caerphilly 50+ Forum members who attended the AGM and consultaion

    Some of the Caerphilly 50+ Forum members who attended the AGM and consultaion