Age Action is calling on community groups in Offaly to organise events around the county for Positive Ageing Week 2018 which takes place from Monday October 1, UN International Day of Older People, to Sunday October 7.
This is the 16th year of Positive Ageing Week and the theme for 2018 is ‘The 100 Year Life’
Last year 550 events took place around the country during ‘Positive Ageing Week’ and they were organised by Active Retirement Groups, Nursing Homes, Community Resource Centres, Care Organisations, Libraries, Theatres, Galleries, Museums, Sports Partnerships, Clubs and societies.
In addition local businesses support Positive Ageing Week by offering discounts to older people. Age Action are asking people to organise local events to celebrate ageing, they can be anything from a coffee morning to a quiz or a dance class (see list below for event suggestions).
Events must be registered on www.positiveageingweek.com.
Bank of Ireland sponsors ‘Positive Ageing Week’ and Aine Malone, Head of Bank of Ireland, Offaly, said:
“We are delighted to sponsor ‘Positive Ageing Week’ as part of our ongoing partnership with Age Action. This is a great opportunity for our team nationwide to support this very positive initiative and to host events celebrating ageing in their individual communities."
Events must be registered by 5pm, Friday, 21st September, 2018. For event ideas and information on how to register an event visit https://www.ageaction.ie/positive-ageing-week-register-event or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 475 6989.
Suggested events include:
Computers for the Terrified
Singing for Wellbeing
Rolling & Bowling Workshops
Memoir Writing Classes
Historical & Forest Walks
Dancercise & Chair Zumba
Scrabble, Chess, Bridge & Boggle Clubs
Afternoon Tea Dances
Ceol Agus Craic Evenings