Community Groups Encouraged to Organise Events Positive Ageing Week 2017

RAMS Newcastle Community News

Age Action urges Community Groups in Dublin to organise events for Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week. Does your community group in Tallaght, Knocklyon, Lucan, Clondalkin, Rathfarnham, Rathcoole, Saggart or Newcastle want to get involved?

Taking place from the 25th September – 1st October 2017, Age Action is calling on the community groups in Dublin to organise events around the county for Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week which takes place between Monday, 25th September and Sunday, 1st October. This is the 15th year of Positive Ageing Week and the theme for 2017 is ‘Back to the Future’ which focuses on getting all generations celebrating ageing in their local community.

Justin Moran, Head of Advocacy & Communications, Age Action said “Age Action’s mission is to make Ireland the best country in which to grow old and Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week is a hugely important part of that. “We want to bring generations together in the community and celebrate all aspects of ageing. Last year over 550 events took place and this year our goal is to have 600 nationwide.

People can organise whatever they wish – from a coffee morning to a Grandparents Day at local schools to dancercise to cooking – whatever they think would engage all age groups in their community. (See below for a starter list of event and/or theme ideas!). With Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week just six weeks away, we need communities to help us make this Week the best ever.,”.

This year Bank of Ireland is the title sponsor for Positive Ageing Week.  Colin Kingston, Provincial Director – Dublin, Bank of Ireland, said, “We are delighted to sponsor Positive Ageing Week as part of our ongoing partnership with Age Action.  Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week is a great opportunity for our team nationwide to support this fantastic initiative within their local community and host events promoting positive ageing.”

Events need to be registered by 5pm, Friday, 1st September, 2017.  For event ideas and information on how to register an event visit , email  or call 01 475 6989.

Event Ideas:
*      ITea – Afternoon Tea & Technology Event;
*   Intergenerational mornings – Mother/Daughter/Niece or Father/Son/Nephew
*   Frugal Fridays – Cooking on a Budget workshop;
*   Eco, Historical and Forest Walks;
*   Dancercise, Chair Zumba; Musical or Ceol agus Craic Evenings;
*   Scrabble, Chess, Bridge and Boggle Clubs;
*   Coffee Mornings;
*   A Care and Repair Showcase event;
*   Bank of Ireland Online Banking Training;
*   Silver Surfer Awards.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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