Owen Money is special guest at the Council's 50+ Day on March 26
Laughter is the best tonic around - and what better way to have your daily dose than in the company of top Wales’ funnyman Owen Money.
Valleys-born Owen, 65, will be the special celebrity guest at a free Rhondda Cynon Taf Council-run information day, packed with events and activities for County Borough residents over the age of 50.
The 50+ Day - Life Is What You Make It - takes place at the Nantgarw campus of Coleg Morgannwg, Pontypridd, on Tuesday, March 26, from 10am until 4pm.
And all Rhondda Cynon Taf residents aged 50 and above are welcome to attend.
Organised by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, the 50+ Day offers advice on everything from health issues to financial information - and much more.
The 50+ Day - Life Is What You Make It - offers interesting and informative activities and taster sessions to ensure young-at-heart residents of the County Borough are aware of the opportunities on offer to help them live life to the full.
The aim of the day is to invigorate and encourage people over the age of 50 to pledge their commitment to take part in classes - leisure or educational. It will also give people the opportunity to visit the Nantgarw campus of Coleg Morgannwg.
Those who attend, from across the County Borough, will also be able to participate in fun workshops, craft sessions as well as an information exchange.
There will also be a Question Time session, with audience members able to ask questions to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Members and Local Health Board representatives.
Council spokes person said “The 50+ Day - Life Is What You Make It - promises to be an event packed with information and fun and I urge everyone above the age of 50 to get along and find out what the Council offers to them - there is a whole new world out there at your fingertips.
“Once again it illustrates the commitment of the Council and its partners, to provide the best service possible to members of the public by assisting them to access services which can make a positive impact on their lives and those of the ones they may care for.”
• Pamper yourself in the beauty area
• Craft sessions with Adult Education
• Get surfing with IT taster sessions
• Start a new chapter with Library Services
• Health Advice
The workshops include:
• Dance Workshop - an interactive 45-minutes dance workout
• Sing to Inspire - a 45-minute session highlighting the benefits of singing, including vocal exercises and a motivational tune
• Laughter Workshop - laughter really is the best medicine. It helps improve health and well-being (physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually)
• Financial Workshop - a 45-minute financial workshop offering information on welfare reform, debt advice and ways to save on your energy bills
• First Aid Workshop - a 60-minute introduction to St John First Aid
• Volunteering Workshop - a 45-minute introduction into the world of volunteering
As part of the 50+ Day at Nantgarw College Campus, the Council Library on the site will hold an event where members of the public can learn to download e-books, audio books and on-line magazines to their personal devices.
If you have a laptop, home PC, internet enabled mobile phone, tablet or e-reader then drop into Nantgarw Community Library between 10am and 1pm where help will be available on how to download free books, audio and magazines from the libraries website.
Members of the public will need to be a library member in order to take part. For those who are not yet members bring along one form of ID that shows both a name and address.
Popular BBC Radio Wales presenter and all-round entertainer Owen Money will be the special celebrity guest at the event.
Owen, who started his career in showbiz as a bass guitarist and lead singer with the 1960s pop group The Bystanders, went on to form top 1970s comedy band Tomfoolery, which became one of the UK's most successful comedy show bands, often topping the bill at Blackpool South Pier.
In 1980 he launched his solo career, soon winning the Club Land Comedian of the Year award and in 1987 he made his debut on BBC Radio Wales with his weekly show Money For Nothing.
Owen, who was awarded the MBE in the 2007 New Year’s Honours List, won two prestigious Sony Gold Awards in 1997, one for Regional Broadcaster of the Year and the other for Best Music Sequence Show.
The Rhondda Cynon Taf Council 50+ Day - Life Is What You Make It - takes place at the Nantgarw campus of Coleg Morgannwg, Pontypridd, on Tuesday, March 26, from 10am until 4pm.
For further information on the FREE event, or to book your place on the workshops and activities, call 01443 744847. Also visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk/50plus