Age Alliance Wales Annual Conference 2013
The Wellbeing Enigma
As wellbeing becomes an integral part of Welsh Government plans for older people, the debate about how to define this concept continues. Age Alliance Wales (AAW) believes that without an agreed definition, any measure of wellbeing will prove difficult, but how is it possible to define something so personal?
Our concept of wellbeing and the factors that contribute to it can change across the lifecourse as we begin toembrace the opportunities and face the challenges that growing older in Wales can bring. This conference challenged representatives from third sector organisations, local health boards and local authorities to join the debate and to gain a shared understanding of wellbeing and the role of preventative services. AAW circulated a paper entitled Defining Preventative Services which called for a definition of preventative services to be included in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill.
Download copy of Age Alliance Wales (AAW) Defining Preventative Services paper: English Cymraeg
Download copy of roundtable discussion feedback: English
Presentations from our speakers:
The Pursuit of Happiness
Dafydd Thomas, Executive Director, Lles Cymru Wellbeing Wales
Maintaining Wellbeing for Older People through Preventative Services  - Keith Arscott, Director of Contact the Elderly