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.


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

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

Positive Ageing Week 2013 – Headline Events


We are delighted to be sponsoring Age Action’s Positive Ageing Week for a second consecutive year.

Here’s a quick digest of what’s planned:


Date Time Event Details
Thursday 26 September 6:30pm PAW Launch National Concert Hall The National Youth Orchestra & The Blow the Dust off Your Trumpet Orchestra (for Older People) will put on a special performance in the Kevin Barry Room at the National Concert Hall for the Launch of PAW 6.30pm – 8pm
Friday 27 September 10:00am PAW Town – Arklow Launch & Information Day Information Day for Older People at the Arklow Bay Hotel 10am-4pm. Official opening at 11am
Friday 27 September 12:30pm PAW Town – Sligo Launch & Lunch Official Launch of PAW in Sligo hosted by Tubbercurry FRC – There will be Information on “Keeping Safe and Warm this Winter”, “Warmer Homes Scheme”., “Sligo Friendly Call Service”. Tubbercurry FRC 12.30pm – 2.20pm
Saturday 28 September 11:00am PAW Town – Midleton Launch 11am – Official Launch of PAW in Midleton Library & GAA Memorabilia Exhibition. 10am -4pm
Sunday 29 September 2:30pm PAW Town – Kinsale – Oliver Lynch Memorial Tea Dance Founder Member of Kinsale PAW Town Committee. Tea Dance will take place in Acton’s Hotel. 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Sunday 29 September 2:30pm PAW Town – Boyle – Fundraising 5k Walk Fundraising 5k Walk for St Asicus Centre for Older People
Monday 30 September 2:00pm PAW Town – Ballymun – Launch Ofical Launch of Positive Ageing Week Ballymun followed by Pictures Film Club at: Axis, Main St. Ballymun
Monday 30 September 2:30pm PAW Town – Galway – Launch Ballybane Library Official Launch of PAW at Ballybane Library – Mayor will attend, there will be readings from Journeys participants, refreshments provided
Tuesday 1 October 9:30am Over 50’s Event Dublin Zoo – Day 1 Tours, Talks, Special Guests and Launch of new Zoo Educational Leaflet which includes a new Life-Long Learning section. Special Guest – Éanna Ni Lamhna will give a talk about the Zoo. 9.30am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 1 October 11:00am PAW Town – Trim – Coffee Morning & Talks Coffee Morning – Trim Family Resource Centre with talks by Tidy Towns &
Wednesday 2 October 9:30am Over 50’s Event Dublin Zoo – Day 2 Tours, Talks, Special Guests and Launch of new Zoo Educational Leaflet which includes a new Life-Long Learning section. Special Guest – John Lonergan will give a talk on Positive Ageing. 9.30am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 2 October 3:00pm PAW Town – Tullamore – Positive Ageing Social Afternoon (TBC) Tullamore Active Reitirement Association hold an afternoon of music, song and dance at the Darmagh Centre, Tullamore. 3pm – 5pm
Thursday 3 October 7:30pm PAW Town – Dungarvan – Singing Competition Singing Competition Perpetual Trophy for Older People at Deise Day Care Centre. 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Thursday 3 October Over 50’s Event Dublin Zoo – Day 3 Tours, Talks, Special Guests and Launch of new Zoo Educational Leaflet which includes a new Life-Long Learning section. Special Guest Noeleen Frain – Artist & Calligrapher – will give an art demonstration. 9.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday 3 October 2:00pm PAW Town – Cashel – Afternoon Tea Dance Tea Dance in Halla na Feile Cashel Dancing, Entertainment & Refreshments for all. A great afternoon entertainment.
Friday 4 October 10:30am PAW Town – Drogheda – Pampering Day Free Health & Beauty Pamper Day for Older People in Drogheda Town Centre. 10.30am – 1pm