Positive Ageing Week in association with Bank of Ireland
October 1st to October 7th 2018
Positive Ageing Week 2018 in association with Bank of Ireland
The theme for this year is ‘celebrating the 100-year life’. Life expectancies have been rising by up to three months a year since 1840, and there is no sign of that changing. A recent study shows that more than half the babies born in wealthier countries since 2000 may reach their 100th birthdays. Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. The benefits of living longer and getting older are immense and they affect all parts of our lives; our finances, health and leisure. But because we’re so focussed on the negative things, we forget to enjoy the good things. Positive Ageing Week allows us to look at enjoying living longer and getting older.
Last year over 550 events took place across 25 counties. We are inviting individuals and groups to organise an activity or an event for PAW.
Events are organised by Active Retirement Groups; Nursing Homes; Community Resource Centres; Sports Partnerships; County Councils; Care Organisations; Libraries; Theatres, Galleries, Museums, Schools; Clubs, Societies and Associations for older people. In addition, businesses support the week by offering discounts for older people.
For further information contact: email@example.com
From September 1st you can register your event on our dedicated website:
Looking for ideas for events you could host? Your community could take inspiration from just some of the great events that have taken place in recent years – or, of course, you can create your own! All we ask is that you do your utmost to involve people of all ages:
- ITea – Afternoon Tea & Technology Event for Over 80’s;
- Intergenerational mornings - Mother/Daughter/Niece or Father/Son/Nephew
- Frugal Fridays – Cooking on a Budget workshop;
- Eco, Historical and Forest Walks;
- Dancercise, Chair Zumba; Musical or Ceol agus Craic Evenings;
- Scrabble, Chess, Bridge and Boggle Clubs;
- Coffee Mornings;
- A Care and Repair Showcase event;
- Bank of Ireland Online Banking Training;
- Silver Surfer Awards
We would like to thank all the associations, groups, clubs and individual older people who are organising an activity or event to mark the week.