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Working to empower our older people; Views of Wales.

SIR - The Welsh Senate of Older People is an independent, amalgamated force, combining the four national organisations - National Old Age Pensioners Association of Wales, National Pensioners Convention Wales, Older People's Advisory Group Wales and Pensioners Forum Wales - and local organisations of older people, to work together to empower older people across Wales to have a stronger voice.

The Welsh Senate of Older People was officially launched on October 1, 2010, when representatives of the Welsh Government were invited to sign a charter, committing to promoting the Senate and its aims. Since the launch, the Welsh Senate of Older People has grown to include more than 50 older people's organisations.

The Senate's aims are to identify issues for older people in Wales and to bring those issues to the attention of the government and the public.

There are ongoing campaigns about public toilets, dangerous pavements and recycling and refuse assisted collection.

A working group has been established to identify and combat negative references in the media relating to older people.

The Welsh Senate of Older People is dedicated to changing perceptions of older people and celebrating the positives of ageing.

For more information about the Welsh Senate of Older People, please email wsop@agecymru.org.uk or write to: Welsh Senate of Older People, Ty John Pathy, 13/14 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff CF24 5PJ.

John Vincent Chair, Welsh Senate of Older People
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jan 18, 2014
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