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Karen Steele, Marketing and Promotions Manager, Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale
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For Immediate Release: 15th November 2021

Hosted by Eddie Butler, the inaugural Older Person’s Awards organised by Age Connects Wales will take place via Facebook Live this Wednesday 17th November 2021 starting at 7pm. Here’s the link to tune in and share!

Speaking on behalf of Age Connects Wales, Dean Richards, explains “We were all just astounded at the nominations we received from all over Wales. Such wonderful achievements and selfless acts taking place in our local communities and these worthy and inspirational individuals deserve our recognition and applause”.

Regional winners such as Sidney Daw from Cardiff, who was nominated in the Ageing Well Award category. He is through the regional rounds and is now up for the National Award on Wednesday. Aged 96, Sidney is a shining example of Ageing Well! His resilience to keep on keeping on is an inspiration.

One of the awards judging panelists, James Lewis, CEO at Action for Elders shares “Even throughout lockdown Sid maintained his active routine, nurtured his wellbeing and of those around him by baking and crafting for himself and others. He is constantly learning new things, staying connected and active and plays a key part in his local community. His positive outlook on life and desire to always help those around him is a lesson we can all learn from”.

The six Age Connects Wales organisations, the awards sponsors and all supporters involved are urging everyone to tune in and watch the heart-warming awards ceremony. Dean Richards concludes “We want to shout about all the amazing achievements of older people living in Wales and we cannot wait to share the wonderful stories we have received of how older people contribute to their families and communities. Each and every one is a local hero”.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday evening at 7pm during a streamed one-hour award event hosted by former Welsh rugby union player, journalist and commentator Eddie Butler. or head to the Age Connects Wales Facebook page.

All Age Connects Wales organisations would also like to say a big thank you to the Award sponsors, who share our passion to recognise those who have made a difference in our local communities. Thank you to Action for Elders, Home Instead UK, OES Office Equipment Systems Ltd and Retirement Butler.


Notes to the Editor:

  • Age Connects Wales is a social enterprise made up of six local, independent Age Connects organisations with over 40 years’ experience supporting older people and their carers in Wales. Together, our member organisations support around 45,000 clients within 11 of the 22 local authority areas in Wales. Members include: Age Connects Morgannwg, Age Connects Torfaen, Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale, Age Connects North East Wales, Age Connects North Wales Central and Age Connects Neath Port Talbot.
  • For the Awards, each of the six Age Connects member organisations put forward nominations from their respective regions for each Award category. Regional winners were then selected to form the National Award shortlist.