The essential journalist news source
Connecting communities at wellbeing festival

A three-day festival showcasing community services in the north of the city will be held later this month. 

The 50+ Active Body Healthy Mind Festival is being organised  by the Council's Independent Living Services to promote council and partner services in the area and to encourage residents to take part in local activities that can benefit their health and wellbeing. 

The festival will be held at a number of venues on Wednesday September 25, Thursday September 26 and Friday September 27 and builds on the success of the service's Active Body Healthy Mind Open Day at St Mellons Hub earlier this year and the community-focused Llanishen Gets Together event in 2016. 

The first day of the festival will be held at Beulah Centre and Rhiwbina Library focusing on arts, crafts and courses available in the area before moving to Maes Y Coed Community Centre on Day 2 where the theme will be sport, exercise and social activities. The final day of the festival will be held at Llanishen Rugby Club and have a party-feel with lots music and dancing. 

A range of organisations and charities will be at each day of the festival to provide information about services including the Council's Meals on Wheels and Telecare service, Care and Repair, Alzheimer's Society, Age Connects, Age Cymru, Dewis Cymru and many more. 

Organisations will also be offering taster sessions of activities available locally including tai chi, walking netball, football and badminton, Goldies singing groups, cooking workshops, yoga and much more. 

Children from local schools will attend each venue to promote inter-generational activities in the community.