A SELF-FUNDED club is helping the people of Penarth age well – with a varied programme of speakers and events.

Penarth Ageing Well Club has been established for more than a decade, welcoming people aged 50+ with many members in their seventies and above.

The self-funded club meets at Glyndwr Community Hall, on Glyndwr Road, every Wednesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Jean Walker, who arranges activities for Penarth Ageing Well Club, said:

“We have a varied and interesting programme every week – starting with some form of exercise, followed by coffee, and then a speaker or demonstration of interest.

“Soon we have Canton RFC Male Voice Choir coming to entertain us. They – like many groups – are just starting back up after the long restrictions due to the Covid pandemic.”

Canton RFC Male Voice Choir will perform for Penarth Ageing Well Club on Wednesday, September 21, between 10.30am and 12.30pm. The live performance will be at Glyndwr Community Hall.

More on Canton RFC Male Voice Choir:

Canton RFC Male Voice Choir was formed in 1993 by a group of former rugby players from Canton RFC. 

Under the directorship of  Monica Roblin, who at the time was Head of Music at Fitzalan High School, a choir was formed.

There were a small number of choristers initially but gradually numbers increased. Over the years numbers have fluctuated and currently the choir has between 25 and 30 active choristers.

The choir has raised thousands of pounds for charities over the years and has a varied repertoire of songs including:

  • Classical;
  • Spiritual,
  • Hymns (English and Cymraeg);
  • Pop;
  • Songs from well-known musicals.

More on Penarth Ageing Well Club:

Penarth Ageing Well Club is a place for meeting new people and making new friends, helping to avoid loneliness and isolation.

Along with weekly meetings the club organises activities throughout the year including quizzes, films, garden parties, and trips out.

There is a £3 charge for each Wednesday meeting which includes tea or a coffee and a raffle. No referral is needed for people hoping to join the service.

For more information about Penarth Ageing Well Club people can call Elsie Wolahan on 02920 215848.