Young at Heart Community Group

Last month, I was very pleased to visit Young at Heart community group. Young at Heart is an over 50’s community group and was set up just over a year ago. Most members are in their 60’s, although there are a few members in their 50’s. There are about 35 people in the group.

Over the past year, the group has invited representatives from Age Cymru, the Royal British Legion, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and other key organisations to address them. The group also has a strong social element with many activities arranged such as creative writing, poetry, painting, days out and Tai Chi classes.

During my visit, I talked about my role as the local Assembly Member, my role as First Minister and about the work of the National Assembly for Wales. I then invited questions from the group. These ranged from local issues such as recycling, anti-social behaviour, Bridgend town centre and local health issues through to questions about the Assembly on powers and responsibilities, representation of women at the Assembly and funding of the Assembly. It was a lively session with no shortage of views expressed.