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People over 50 in Wales urged to plan for their future

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People aged over 50 in Wales are being encouraged to plan for their future through a series of free Mid-Career Review webinars, delivered by Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru with Age Cymru.

The webinars, which form part of the Age at Work Programme, provide an opportunity for individuals to reflect and take stock of their career, health and wellbeing, finances and their work-life balance.  They also help participants to make informed choices and plan for a positive future.

By supporting people to return or remain in work they will have a better chance of having enough income and stay connected to enjoy a fuller later life.

BITC’s Age at Work Programme Manager Jill Salter says: “More than half of us haven’t thought much about our hopes or ambitions for life after 60.  However, research shows that if you plan and manage this stage of your life you’re more likely to have a successful retirement.

“We’ve been running these webinars since July 2020, and feedback from attendees has been really positive. Many commented that it prompted them to think ahead, consider their options and start taking actions now.

“The pandemic has turned many lives upside down; threatening jobs and finances as well as significantly increasing some people’s caring responsibilities. The webinars provide an ideal opportunity for people to reflect on key areas in their lives and take back some control.”

The Age at Work programme, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, is also working with businesses to help them support and develop their older workers.

Webinars will be taking place throughout the year.  For more information or to register visit www.agecymru.org.uk/ageatwork or telephone Jill on 07793 443893

Rhys Gregory
Editor of Wales247.co.uk

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