Roy on exercise bike Olympage games Alma and friend

Roy’s recreational retirement

Bridgend resident Roy Thomas has found a new lease of life in retirement, using the local library and leisure facilities to learn new skills and keep active.

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The Sport, Play and Active Wellbeing Team at Bridgend County Borough Council has worked with partner organisations over the last year or so to deliver ‘Later Life Training’.

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Alma's story

Alma suffers from declining physical health and was increasingly isolated, leading to feelings of depression.

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Ageing well in Bridgend


Ageing is a journey that we are all on, making it in everyone’s best interests to make our county borough a place where people of all ages realise their potential and feel a sense of purpose and value in their lives.

We have set up the “Ageing well in Bridgend” website to act as a useful information source to help our older communities maintain independence and feel connected in their local communities.

Here you’ll find information to help you to lead an active, fulfilling lifestyle and useful links to initiatives and support for older people. Find out about local hobby groups, events and activities, as well as practical information relevant to older people’s needs.

We also aim to raise awareness of issues faced by older people in Bridgend County Borough, with this in mind we are publishing a new Ageing Well in Bridgend plan, a link to which will be available shortly. This will aim to build upon the success of our previous plan which can be accessed here: view our full Ageing Well in Bridgend plan here.

Following the appointment of Helena Herklots as the Older Peoples Commissioner for Wales we will be looking to update the Bridgend plan to align with the identified priorities:

Protecting and promoting older people’s rights

Protecting and promoting older people’s rights is essential for making them feel an integral part of the community and recognising that every person has inherent value regardless of age.

Ending ageism and age discrimination

Ageism is a prejudice or discrimination based upon a person’s age and is highly prevalent in society today.

Stopping the abuse of older people

Thousands of older people in Wales experience abuse, a single or repeated act, or a lack of appropriate action, which causes harm or distress.

Enabling everybody to age well.

Aging well: “Adding life to years not just years to life.”

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Ageing well in Bridgend

20 Oct, 2022

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  • Local and national support organisations

    Organisation Contact number Website
    Age Cymru 08000 223 444 Age Cymru
    Ageing Well in Wales 02920 445030 Ageing Well in Wales
    Alzheimers Society 0300 222 1122 Alzheimers Society
    Age connects morgannwg 01443 490650 Age connects morgannwg
    Older people’s commisioner for Wales 08442 640670 Older people's commisioner for Wales
    Welsh Local Government Association 029 2046 8600 Welsh Local Government Association
    Bridgend County Care and Repair 01656 646755 Bridgend County Care and Repair
    Bridges into Work 2 01656 815317
    Communities First Bridgend 01656 642605 Communities First Bridgend
    Careers Wales 0800 028 4844 Careers Wales
    Adult Community Learning 01656 642729
    BAVO 01656 810400 BAVO
    Local Community Coordinators 07815 579082 Local Community Coordinators