Local community groups urged to support Age Action week

Age Action is calling on community groups in Athlone to organise events around the county for Positive Ageing Week 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, the theme for which 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. These events can range from a coffee morning to a quiz or a dance class. Events must be registered on www.positiveageingweek.com

Events must be registered by 5pm on Friday, September 21. For event ideas and information on how to register an event visit https://www.ageaction.ie/positive-ageing-week-register-event or email [email protected] or call 01 475 6989.

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