All welcome at 'Golden Oldies' singing session in Penarth on Wednesday
12:10pm Monday 10th September 2012 in News
A CHARITY that uses music to brighten the lives of the elderly and isolated is launching a new session in Penarth.
Goldies Cymru is part of the Golden-Oldies Charity, which started in Bath five years ago.
In January new sessions were launched in South Wales in partnership with Age Concern Cardiff and The Vale, and on Wednesday, September 12, its third session will launch at Glyndwr Community Centre, Penarth.
Almost 100 people attended the previous taster sessions in Ely and Llanrumney, and Matthew Coffin, Team leader for Age Concern said: "Seeing our healthy, wealthy and wise members on their feet singing and dancing was the highlight of this year's programme.
"This was the start of a fruitful partnership between Goldies Cymru and Age Concern Cardiff and The Vale."
Goldies sessions are based on the hit music of the 50s, 60s and 70s, and everyone is welcome to attend.
Goldies is not a choir - it merely uses music as a reason to bring people together to encourage smiling and stretching and the making of new friends.
Goldies Founder, Grenville Jones will take the opening session at Penarth on September 12 (10.30am to noon) when everyone attending will be given a Goldies Cymru tshirt.
It is hoped that more sessions will start in Grangetown and Barry later this year.
Sir Cliff Richard is Patron of the charity, which is supported by Awards for All Wales, The Waterloo Foundation and the Tudor Trust.