Positive Ageing Week 2022 celebrates the contribution of older people

by Rose Barrett
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At Fingal County Council, the Fingal Age Friendly teams are committed to enhancing the quality of life of older people in Fingal, by fully embracing the positive ageing week theme. 

During Positive Ageing week 2022 Fingal County Council has coordinated a number community-based free events aimed at celebrating aging well in Fingal, along with promoting socialising, staying healthy and being active! 

On Tuesday, September 20 – Age friendly Fingal in partnership with Age Friendly Ireland and Creative Ireland is hosting an Autumn medley of Creativity inspiring free Creative engagement with older people through a number of workshops and performance and information stands & Exhibitions from 11am – 2pm at Newbridge House & Farm. See www.creative-Lives.org/medley. 

On Thursday, September 22– the Sports Development office in partnership with Walk 21 and Fingal Age Friendly, will host a Fun Walking Activities Day at Millennium Park, Dublin 15 from 10am-12 noon; activities include walking football, yoga, walking cricket and so much more, email [email protected] 

On Tuesday, September 27 – Fingal’s Age Friendly teams flagship event is ‘Give it a Go, at Newbridge House from 10.30am-12.30pm. Various groups and sporting organisations will demonstrate physical activities suitable for older people such as boules, walking football, tai chi, adapted cricket, croquet, as well as music and dance. 

The aim is to showcase what is possible, present a positive image of old age and encourage older people to participate in activities, for more information email [email protected] 

Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Howard O’Mahony said: “Positive Aging Week is a celebration of the contribution older age citizens make to building strong communities. The events scheduled during this week highlight the range of options available to our older aged citizens to encourage active participation and social engagement so that we can continue to grow Fingal as a county that values all of our citizens regardless of age”. 

Fingal County Council’s Chief Executive, AnnMarie Farrelly said; Positive Ageing Week a fantastic event that highlights how growing older doesn’t mean that life has to slow down. The events hosted by the Fingal Age friendly teams as part of positive aging week show how many ways we can get involved, try something new, meet new friends and acquaintances and celebrate growing older while having time to be adventurous and have fun. 

Robert Burns, Director of Community & Sports Development said; “As we age it is important to feel that we are a valued member of the community. 

“Events like positive ageing week show the ongoing commitment Fingal County Council has to providing a range of creative and physical activities for our older aged citizens, and to highlight the amount of services and agencies available in our community to assist people as they age and to ensure that Fingal remains a great place to enjoy and grow older in.”

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