TV3’s newest Xposé presenter Kathleen Leahy dropped into Dogs Trust to show her support for PAW – Positive Aging Week this week, which runs from the 28th September to the 6th October. Kathleen, 67, from Co. Westmeath, is swapping retirement for the Xposé mic and will take to the red carpet to interview some of the biggest names in the celebrity world.
Kathleen is a huge supporter of Positive Ageing Week and its ethos; which is to dispel the many negative perceptions that surround ageing and to transform attitudes towards ageing and older people. We need to celebrate the fact that we are living longer, that ageing is not a burden but an opportunity.
Kathrina Bentley, Head of Marketing at Dogs Trust says “We were delighted that Kathleen was able to join us in celebrating ‘Pawsitive Aging Week’ here too in Dogs Trust. She is full of energy, joy and positivity!” Kathleen Leahy said “I just fell in love with all the doggies, especially Myrtle; she’s eight years old and just adores being fussed over and getting loads of cuddles and kisses!’
Kathrina added “We have some really amazing golden oldies here in the centre who at this stage of their lives deserve to put their paws up and enjoy their twilight years. We would love to see them going to their forever homes before the winter sets in and be in front of the fire in time for Santa!”
About Positive Ageing Week
Positive Ageing Week is an annual nationwide festival run by Age Action to celebrate the contribution older people make to our communities. Positive Ageing Week officially runs from 28th September to 6th October this year and hundreds of fantastic events will take place across Ireland. To find out what's on in your area, phone Age Action on 01 475 6989 or visit www.ageaction.ie This year Positive Ageing Week is proudly supported by Bluebird Care.
Photo caption: Xposés Kathleen Leahy poses with eight year old Myrtle who loves cuddles.
About Dogs Trust
Dogs Trust currently has 151 dogs looking for their forever homes and 5% of these are 8 years of age or over.
Drop by Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre to see a wonderful selection of dogs, all ages, sizes and breeds looking to be curled up and cosy with their new family.