Ageing Well in Wales

The Ageing Well in Wales Programme was formally launched in October 2014 as a five year partnership of national and local government and major public and third sector agencies in Wales. The Programme is hosted and chaired by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales. The first programme of its kind in the UK, the Ageing Well in Wales Programme contributes to and complements the Welsh Government’s Strategy for Older People (Phase 3) 2013-2023.

The Programme also forms part of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA), and was awarded the highest 3* Reference Site status by the European Commission. The Programme is also therefore part of the Reference Sites Collaborative Network , a network of over 20 regions and Member States across the EU to collaborate and exchange best practice and innovation in the field of active and healthy ageing.

The Programme’s overall aim is to ensure that within Wales there is an improvement in the wellbeing of people aged 50+. 

The Programme has 5 areas of focus for its thematic networks:

1. Age-Friendly Communities 
2. Falls Prevention 
3. Dementia Supportive Communities 
4. Opportunities for Learning and Employment 
5. Loneliness and Isolation 

Over 60 organisations are currently partners in the programme, either through our board, or Strategic Action Group.

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