Positive Ageing Week 2013
September 27 to October 5
After months of planning, hundreds of events took place around the country to celebrate Positive Ageing Week 2013. From Tai Chi to Afternoon Tea, there was something for everyone!
This year Age Action celebrated 11 years of Positive Ageing Week and both young and old came out in force in their towns and communities to celebrate ageing in a positive light.
Positive Ageing Week over the last number of years has expanded rapidly due to the enthusiasm of older people and their communities who have embraced the idea and made it their own. This has been very evident in the diverse range of activities that took place over the week long celebration.
ITea – Afternoon Tea & Technology Event for Over 80’s, Mother/Daughter/Niece Morning, Father/Son/Nephew Afternoon, Knitting Parties, Singing for Wellbeing, Dublin’s Working Prams Exhibition, Frugal Fridays – Cooking on a Budget workshop, Conversation Boxes – Years Gone By theme, Rolling & Bowling Workshop, Eco, Historical and Forest Walks, Dancercise, Chair Zumba, Scrabble, Chess, Bridge and Boggle Clubs, Coffee Mornings, Musical Afternoons and Ceol agus Craic Evenings are just some of the great events that took place over the week.
Other highlights this year included the Over 50’s Event in Dublin Zoo, an Intergenerational Orchestral Performance in the National Concert Hall, the Positive Ageing Touring Photo Exhibition, a Human Library Event, a Care & Repair Showcase event, Standard Life Planning for Retirement Seminars, Boots Health & Beauty Days, Bank of Ireland Online Banking Training and the Google Silver Surfer Awards.
As well as the hundreds of individual events that took place, 13 Positive Ageing Week Towns hosted an action packed week long series of events. They were Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ballymun, Dublin, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Dublin city, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Galway city, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Midleton, Co. Cork, Sligo town, Trim, Co. Meath, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
We would like to thank all of the Libraries, Nursing Homes, Active Retirement Groups, Clubs and societies for older people, Community Resource Centres, Associations such as Irish Wheelchair Association, Irish Country Woman’s Association and Retired Teachers Association, Sports Partnerships, County Development Companies, County Councils, Theatres, Galleries, Museums, Schools, Care Organisations, Businesses and individual older people themselves. who organised an activity or event to mark the week…..
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Bluebird Care for their support for Positive Ageing Week 2013.
If you would like some more information on Positive Ageing Week, or if you are interested in becoming a Positive Ageing Week town please contact Lorraine Murphy on 01 4756989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Positive Ageing Week 2014 will take place from Friday 26th September to Saturday 4th October 2014.