PENSIONERS from a wide area around Pontarddulais attended a special fair organised by Gower MP Byron Davies.
The event attracted a large number of pensioners who were able to get advice on a variety of topics from hearing loss and strokes to home security and financial issues.
A number of organisations set up stalls in the Scout Hut in the town and they reported a steady stream of visitors throughout the morning. Tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes and sandwiches were laid on free of charge by the Tesco’s store in Pontarddulais which sponsored the event.
Mr Davies was present throughout the day and was able to chat both to stall holder and to local pensioners.
He said: “It was a great day. I was able to hear from many people about what issues are worrying them and we will be getting back in touch with everyone who approached us. I also enjoyed talking to the many experts we had in the hall – people who have expertise in a whole range of subjects from medical conditions to how to avoid being scammed by fraudsters.
“There were also local groups present like the University of the Third Age and the local Art Society plus Glamorgan Family History. These are organisations which help retired people find interesting and challenging things to do. They have a very important role to play in keeping people’s minds active and in combating one of the main problems of our age – loneliness.”