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Ideas for Activities and Events

 

 

Ideas for Activities and Events

What is special about Positive Ageing Week is that there are no rules about the type of activity that can be organised, except of course that it involves older people and that it is enjoyable. The list is endless, but below are some ideas that may be of interest:

Entertainment / Social
Coffee Morning
Table Quiz
Social Evening
Music Session
Tea Dance
Variety Concert
Choral Recital
Ceili
Card Game
Bingo Session
Bridge Tournament

Sport / Keep Fit
Walks
Boules
Golf Tournament
Keep Fit Session
Bowling
Skittles Competition
Movement to Music
Salsa Dancing
Chair Aerobics
Yoga

Cultural
Historic Walk
Photographic Exhibition
Poetry Reading
Reminiscence Session
Arts & Crafts Exhibition
Celebrate Cultural Differences
Table quiz/ debate with local secondary school
Book Review Group

Talks / Information Sessions
An Information and Coffee Morning
Talks on Nutrition
Talks on Healthy Ageing
Talk by guest speaker on a topic relevant to your group
Talks on Security with your local Gardaí

Classes / Workshops
Cookery Sessions
Jewellery Workshop
Arts & Crafts Workshop
Pottery Workshop
Creative Writing
Flower Arranging
Computer Class

Excursions / Tours
Visit a Museum
Visit an Art Gallery
Visits to Local Places of Interest
Mystery Tour

Spiritual Activities
Mass & Sermons on Positive Ageing in Local Churches
Interdenominational Service

Gardening
Bulb Planting

Intergenerational
Older People’s Groups & Transition Year Students
Table Quiz/ Debate with Local Secondary School
Intergenerational Workshops
Intergenerational Excursions
Intergenerational Park Clean Ups
Grandparents Day at Local Primary Schools