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Bluebird Care Supports 2015 Positive Ageing Week

Positive Ageing Week 2015

Thursday 1 October to Friday 9 October 2015

Age Action invites  you to participate in their national celebration Positive Ageing Week. Now in its 13th year, it begins on Thursday 1 October to mark UN International Day of Older Persons and ends on 9 October. The aim of this week is to emphasise the positive aspects of ageing for older people in Ireland and to celebrate the contribution which older people have made and continue to make in our communities.

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This year, along with the many groups who are organising activities, we are also encouraging schools around the country to get involved. One of our programmes, Generations Together, is an exciting new initiative to support best practice in intergenerational relationships. The programme promotes inclusion and builds on the positive resources that different generations have to offer each other and those around them. We would be delighted if schools organised an event for their community in addition to the many other activities being organised by groups around the country.

Please complete the registration survey with details of your Positive Ageing Week event/activity by Friday 4th September 2015. Please click here for the link to register your event.

Should you require any further information please contact Age Action by phone on 01 475 6989 or by email at paw@ageaction.ie.

Ideas for Activities and Events to celebrate the week
What is special about Positive Ageing Week is that there are no rules about the type of activity that can be organized, except of course that it involves older people and that it is enjoyable.  The range of activities that have been organized in the past include:

Entertainment: Coffee Mornings, Social Evenings, Quiz Nights, Musical Afternoons,Traditional Music Sessions, Tea Dances, Variety Concerts, Choral Recitals, Ceilis.

Cultural: Historic Walks, Poetry Readings, Reminiscence Sessions, Art & Crafts Exhibitions,Historical Talks, Photographic Exhibitions.

Sport/Keep Fit: Fitness Sessions for older people, Family Fun Walk, Indoor Bowls, SeniorsGolf Tournament, Seniors Bowling Tournament, Bowling Training, Salsa Dancing, BallroomDancing, Tai Chi, Yoga and Aqua Aerobics.

Talks & Information Sessions: Security Talks, Information Days provided by local groups working with older people, Talk on Activity Programmes in Nursing Homes, Social Services Open Day, Talks on Rural Transport.

Excursions & Tours: Local visits to places of interest like County Homes and Gardens,Tours of Museums and Galleries, Mystery Tours

Workshops: Photography Workshops, Stress Management Workshops, Creative WritingWorkshop,  Basket  Weaving  Workshop,  An  Introduction  to  Bridge Workshops.

Health: Nutrition Information Session, Holistic Therapy Day- specifically  aimed  at older people, Healthy Eating Sessions.

Spirituality: Inter-denominational Service, Mass & Sermons on Positive Ageing in local churches.

Social: Book Reviewing, Bumper Bingo, Active Retirement Groups Open Days for non-members.

Gardening: Bulb Planting, Park Clean-ups

Inter-generational: Older People’s Groups and Transition Year Students