New members for the 50+ Forum

Carmarthenshire’s 50+ Forum recruited new members when they visited the National Botanic Garden of Wales at Llanarthne near Carmarthen
The Forum joined forces with the Garden to offer cut price entry today to new and existing members of the Forum as part of a range of events to mark Older People’s Day on October 1.
Pensioner Bendaf Evans, of Ffostrasol, Llandysul, said: “I went to the stall when we arrived and joined. I want to get involved in the Forum.”
His cousin Sheila Jones, of Gorslas, said: “I’ve been a member of the Forum for a year or so and have explained what it’s about.”
Friends Esme Thomas, of Brynderi, Pontyates, and Anne Gilroy, of Gertymawr, Carway, also joined this morning.
Mrs Gilroy said: “I was just getting around to joining and thought why don’t we have a day out? I think it is well worth joining the Forum.”
The 50+ Forum has teamed up with Leisure Services to provide a number of exclusive offers to celebrate Older People’s Day on October 1.
Garnant Parc Golf Course is offering free use of its excellent five-hole par three course throughout October. This offer proved very popular last year. Tel. 01269 823365, www.parcgarnantgolf.co.uk
Theatrau Sir Gar is celebrating the day by offering all over 50's two for the price of one on cinema tickets. For further information please call 0845 226 3510, http://www.carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk/
There will be free parking at Gelli Aur, Llyn Llech Owain and Pembrey Country Parks on October 1 where there is plenty to see and do including nature trails and walks. For more information call Pembrey on 01554 833913, Gelli Aur on 01558 668885, or Llyn Llech Owain 01269 832229.
The over 50s can save the £10 joining fee for the Young at Heart Saver Scheme by signing up on October 1. The scheme offers discounts of up to 40 per cent on activities at council leisure centres.
Carmarthenshire County Council is offering free swimming at council pools for everyone 50+ on October 1. Why not join Young at Heart when you visit? Call 01267 236865, www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/leisure
To benefit from future offers, why not subscribe to the 50+ Forum? Membership is free. The Forum will send you useful information and you are able to give your views about the services of the Council and other public organisations.
Please contact Ruth Lake on 01267 234567 or email 50+forum@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
All offers require proof of age.
Carmarthenshire 50+ Champion Cllr Kevin Madge said: “I am pleased that the 50+Forum and National Botanic Garden joined forces for this excellent offer which has encouraged people to join the Forum and to enjoy a wonderful day out at the Garden.
“I hope as many people as possible will take advantage of the exciting range of other offers.
“Older People’s Day is an ideal opportunity to join the 50+ Forum and have a chance to have your say.”

Carmarthenshire 50+ Champion Cllr Kevin Madge welcomes new Forum member Bendaf Evans and existing Forum member Sheila Jones on their visit to the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
Pic Jeff Connell

Members of the 50+ Forum with Carmarthenshire 50+ Champion Cllr Kevin Madge at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
Pictured from left: Peter Jones, Charlie Bull, Andy Kurzfeld, Caroline Streek, Cllr Kevin Madge, John Tonen, and Sandra Llewelyn.
Pic Jeff Connell

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