Exhibitors and new speakers announced dlr Age Well Expo 2023 

by Alex Greaney
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Alex Greaney 

On Sunday week June 11th, in the Pavilion at Leopardstown Racecourse, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will present the dlr Age Well Expo in association with the dlr Age-Friendly Alliance to celebrate and showcase services and activities available to older people in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. 

The dlr Age Well Expo will provide an opportunity to socialise, connect, engage, and hear about topics of interest, particularly around the subjects of ageing well, participation, health, security, and social activities, over two sessions on the day.  Speakers on the day will include Professor Ian Robertson, author of the thought-provoking book; ‘How confidence works: The new science of self-belief’ with a talk on Confident Ageing.  Celebrity Chef Tara Walker will be doing a Cookery Demonstration entitled Healthy Cooking for One. Dr Ann Monaghan from TCD’s The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) will present ‘Age with Purpose – Lessons from TILDA’.  Áine Flynn, director of the newly launched Decision Support Service will give a presentation on Decision-Making legislation and one of the highlights of the event will be a performance by 90-year-old Actress Sheila Flitton from the Banshees of Inisherin, of her highly acclaimed one-woman show ‘Beezie’. 

Up to 1,000 delegates are expected to attend the event which will run from 10am to 4pm and consists of a large and diverse exhibition space, performances, talks, demonstrations, and presentations along with a networking and cafeì area. The dlr Age Well Expo will help dispel myths and stereotypes about ageing with people living longer, healthier lives and can look forward to many years of active older age in Ireland.   The event will provide an array of information, expertise, latest research findings as well as many activities and opportunities for older people and their families to get involved in social, cultural, community, life-long learning, and volunteering activities and to keep fit, well, and active.  

The event is free, everyone is welcome and in order to manage numbers, booking is essential at dlrevents.eventbrite.ie or call the Community Section of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council at 01 205 4893 for assistance with the online booking.  There will be free return buses running from Dun Laoghaire DART Station and Ballinteer Community School, in the morning and the afternoon, no booking required. See events.dlrcoco.ie for times and routes. 

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