Age Cymru: Charities launch nature inspired wellbeing course for the over 50s in Maesteg

Age Cymru, in partnership with the community arts organisation Tanio, has organised a series of well-being sessions for the over 50s, using creative skills within the natural environment.  
The sessions will use specially trained Forest Arts practitioners to encourage older people to develop their own nature-inspired creative skills. 
The course, which starts on Friday 11 August and runs throughout the summer until late October, takes place at the Maesteg Welfare Park. The sessions will be held every Friday between 10am and 12pm and people are free to do as many sessions as they want throughout the season. 
Funded by Natural Resources Wales Resilient Communities fund, the sessions are free of charge while complimentary refreshments will also be provided.  Support is available for anyone with transport or access issues, although the organisers have tried to ensure that the sessions are as accessible as possible. 
Lisa Davies, Tanio’s chief executive says “We’re delighted to be partnering with Age Cymru to bring Forest Arts to older people in the Maesteg area within Bridgend County Borough. We have seen the huge benefits that being creative in nature brings through our Forest Arts Schools programme and can’t wait to bring people together in our wonderful outdoor spaces.”  
Kelly Barr, Age Cymru’s arts and creativity programme manager says “We’re delighted to be able to offer Forest Arts for people 50+ in a second area of Bridgend County Borough this summer, and we hope the sessions will demonstrate the benefits of bringing together creativity and the outside world!” 
For more information about the project, particularly about transport or access issues, call 01656 729246 or email helo@taniocymru.com.