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Wexford Age Equality Seminar

The Contribution of Older People to Community Well-Being

Michael Corcoran, Director of Bluebird Care Wexford will attend the Co Wexford Age Equality Network who will host their annual seminar in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Tuesday May 20th from 10am – 4pm.

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The title of the 2014 seminar is The Contribution Of Older People To Community Well-Being.

Speakers will include a range of older people from communities across Co. Wexford who will tell their own stories about their community involvement, what it means to them & how they feel they are contributing to a better Co. Wexford for all ages – an age friendly county.

Interactive workshops will look at how we can continue to positively enhance well-being in local communities through active citizenship in an era of change.

The sessions will explore how to increase opportunities for involvement and participation, especially by those who may be experiencing isolation. Topics that will be covered will include health (physical and mental), social participation/voluntary activism, sport, culture & creativity, cross community links, education/training and local economy.

The seminar, as always, is open to representatives of older people’s groups from throughout Co. Wexford.

Download the seminar flyer at the link below.

Co Wexford Age Equality Network Annual Seminar 2014

An EngAGEment with Bluebird Care – 2014 Dates

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 2014

‘An EngAGEment with Bluebird Care’ is a nationwide roadshow series looking at issues affecting older people in modern Ireland. The events took place  5 locations in 2014 and we are delighted to announce two new dates for 2014.

Locations & Dates

The events will take place in the following locations during May:

Laois: 7:30pm Thursday May 22nd   – Heritage Hotel, Portloaise  – BOOK NOW

Kerry: 7:30pm Wednesday May 28th – Malton Hotel, Killarney – BOOK NOW

All events are FREE but places are limited and pre-booking is advised.

About the Events

Organised by Bluebird Care, the events will see a number of guest speakers address relevant issues in front of a live audience chaired by Broadcaster George Hook.

Come and hear what our speakers have to say on issues relating to older people. Your voice is also important so come along and have your say.

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Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • Growing old in Ireland
  • Austerity and the impact on Pensioners
  • Life after retirement
  • Social engagement: The key to older people’s well-being
  • Homecare provision
  • Home security

 

Videos: Our experts have their say

 

 

Michael Corcoran speaks to South East Radio

Michael Corcoran, Director of Bluebird Care Wexford speaks to Alan Corcoran of South East Radio about the business of homecare and Ireland’s ageing population.

Listen to the interview