Successful Positive Ageing Week in Tullamore

Pictured in the Tullamore Tribune presenting Positive Ageing Week certificates at a tea dance in Darmagh Community Centre Tullamore is (from left to right) Caoimhin Armstrong, Director of Bluebird Care Laois, Offaly and Kildare; Ann Tobin, PAW Tullamore; Molly Buckley, PAW Tullamore and Lorraine Murphy, Age Action.

A series of varied and interesting events took place from September 28th to October 6th in Tullamore, one of 15 towns in Ireland to host a series of community-based events throughout Positive Ageing Week, to celebrate the contribution older people make in their communities.

Over 1,250 events were enjoyed by young and old across Ireland, north and south, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival.

Tullamore commenced the week with a Positive Ageing Networking event from 2pm – 5pm on Wednesday 3rd October in the Darmagh Community Centre, Clontarf road. Other events throughout the week included Skype Workshops; information on Saorview, a Go for Life Games demonstration, and a Boccia demonstration-and-try session and much more.