Thu, 19/09/2019 - 17:16
Cobh Positive Ageing Day

In case you haven't heard, the Cobh Age Friendly Committee is holding a Positive Ageing Day on Wednesday October 2nd, at the Great Island Community Centre in Cobh.

An Age Friendly Town Initiative supported by Cork County Council, the event will feature a great selection of speakers, with nutritionist Ali Dorgan giving tips and advice on which foods to eat as we get older to stay well and well known TV personality Brendan Courtney will speak about his RTÉ documentaries, his parents and the importance of planning for older age.

The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Christopher O’ Sullivan, commended the initiative, saying

“This Positive Ageing Day is about promoting the health and wellbeing of the older members of our community – a demographic that is growing rapidly ­– over the next 30 years in Ireland, the number of people over 65 is predicted to double and those over 80 years old will quadruple. Older people have a significant role to play in society, as mentors, carers, volunteers and so much more. Positive Ageing initiatives like this one aim to facilitate the valued participation of older people in community life”.

The event in the Great Island Community Centre will host plenty useful of information from local and regional groups and services and representatives from the Cork County Age Friendly Programme will be on hand to talk about all the activities, supports and opportunities for older people.

Refreshments and a light bite will be provided, followed by a ballroom dancing demo by Declan Roche and a tea dance in the afternoon. Doors will open at 9:45am for a jam-packed day.

Entry is free but this is a ticketed event so please contact 0860415168 to reserve your ticket. We'd be delighted if you can come along for a very informative and positive day celebrating older age! Of course adults of all ages are welcome!