Lorraine Morgan (Chair)
She is also a Board Member of two voluntary sector housing organisations, recent Chair of My Home Life Cymru, and Chair of the Wales special interest group on ageing, nursing and the older person. Her post-graduate research was around choice, participation and monitoring of quality provision for older people living in supported accommodation.
Her most recent employment for which she retired in July 2013 was as the academic manager with the lead for Health at the Open University in Wales. This is where she was awarded a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Her work is underpinned by an active membership of the British Society of Gerontology and she has presented several conference papers over the past few years. She is now an independent consultant on ageing, a visiting professor of gerontological care practice and working with universities in Europe as well as organisations in the UK.
For nearly all his career, developing personalised services for older people has been central to his life and work. He has worked alongside a number of voluntary or private sector organisations seeking to plan, run and improve services in partnership with older citizens. Eddie has led on establishing amongst many others: the 50-plus congress and the expert elders network in Sheffield, along with a range of modern housing with care support services.
As Director of Care, he saw at first hand the benefits of the work of Action For Elders to older people in the projects run both within the council’s own directly managed resource centres and independent sector care homes. Eddie is keen to use his passion, knowledge and experience to assist Action for Elders grow and provide opportunities for older adults to sustain or improve their health and wellbeing.
Since his retirement in 2013, Eddie has become a keen photographer. He is also kept very busy with four grandchildren. He drives the lunch club minibus, helps out with a soup run for the homeless and is treasurer at his local church. In between, he and wife Sue like to escape in their touring caravan for some peace and quiet!
Maggie is married to Mike and they live in Mumbles, Swansea with their west highland white terrier, Bobby. She has two adult children and is very much a ‘hands-on’ grandmother to her four grandsons.
Now semi-retired, Maggie is an active member of Rotary, holding both marketing and public image roles in the South Wales District. She is also a very keen blogger on positive ageing.
Maggie has limited spare time, but still manages to fit in various hobbies and activities. She enjoys reading, cooking, keeping fit and crochet.
Non-executive directors: Corporate Trustees - Paul Williams
Paul Provides consultancy to the Health Service on service developments with expertise in Service and strategic Management. He has written and published several articles on service re-design and operational issues and speaks at national conferences as a subject matter expert on health care development. He is closely involved in our project implementation and evidence base.