"We need to be more optimistic and upbeat about our role in society, because we have so much to give." So said one of the attendees at the final "An EngAGEment with Bluebird Care" event which took place in Kilkenny.
The Lyrath Estate Hotel saw 150 guests join four panels of guests to discuss home security, homecare and healthcare, the impact of austerity on older people and participation of older people in society.
Broadcaster George Hook chaired all five events in Dublin, Galway, Sligo, Cork and Kilkenny and was moved by what he heard from the over 700 people who attended.
Writing in the Sunday Independent George Hook described the impact the 'EngAGEment' series had on him. He revealed that audiences' anguish over continued austerity led him to believe that, "Sharing the cost of our ageing population is already dividing the nation."
Read George Hook's full article in the Sunday Independent here.
Watch our highlights video at the link below