200 people participate in An EngAGEment with Bluebird Care in Cork


Almost 200 people joined Broadcaster George Hook and Bluebird Care to discuss Ireland’s ageing society last night in the Radisson Blu Hotel Cork.

The event, which is part of a nationwide series featuring a panel of experts, a live audience and George Hook, saw a range of heated questions and statements being made from audience members.


The issues debated included healthcare provision, Budget 2014, homecare, home security and social isolation.

Speakers included Sgt. Tony Davis, Prof Cillian Twomey, Senator Deirdre Clune, Robin Webster, Age Action, Sean Moynihan Alone and Peter Kavanagh Active Retirement Ireland, Don O’Riordan, Director Bluebird Care Cork and Susie Hall, Alliance of Retired Public Service Associations.

Operations Director with Bluebird Care Eddie O’Toole says they have now had over 500 people engage on issues affecting older people in modern Ireland.  “There is a lot of frustration and anxiety out there among older people who feel their voice is not being heard by Government, state agencies and decision makers. These events offer a platform for older people to share their views and opinions with up to 10 panel members from a range of experts and organisations contributing. They have proven hugely popular and so it’s something we will continue to roll out in 2014.”

The final “An EngAGEment with Bluebird Care” event takes place on Tuesday 12th November in the Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny. To reserve your FREE place email brianegan@localhost/bluebird.

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