Hundreds of events will take place around the country to celebrate Positive Ageing Week 2016, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, from September 26th to October 2nd.
This year Age Action celebrates 14 years of Positive Ageing Week and both young and old coming out in force in their towns and communities to celebrate ageing in a positive light.
The theme for 2016 is: Celebrating Ageing in Your Community.
Sign up for Positive Ageing Week and register your event here!
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 have taken place over the week-long celebration.
Just some of the great events that have taken place in recent years include:
- ITea – Afternoon Tea & Technology Event for Over 80’s;
- a Mother/Daughter/Niece Morning;
- a 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;
- Chair Zumba;
- Scrabble, Chess, Bridge and Boggle Clubs;
- Coffee Mornings;
- Musical Afternoons and Ceol agus Craic Evenings;
- Over 50’s Event in Dublin Zoo;
- Intergenerational Orchestral Performance in the National Concert Hall;
- a Human Library Event;
- a Care and Repair Showcase event;
- Standard Life Planning for Retirement Seminars;
- Boots Health & Beauty Days;
- Bank of Ireland Online Banking Training;
- Silver Surfer Awards
As well as the hundreds of individual events that will take place, 12 Positive Ageing Week Towns will host an action-packed week-long series of events.
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 are organising an activity or event to mark the week.