Age Action is again calling on 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.

Some of the events already organised for Dublin include:

  • Malnutrition in the elderly costs the state more than obesity”, says nutritionist, Gaye Godkin.  She is hosting a talk on “Positive Nutrition for Better Ageing” covering: Where, what, when to eat; Foods to sustain energy; Importance of protein; How to make a healthy food choice; Nutrients to take for the elderly; Muscle health; Nutrition for the brain; The importance of exercise and Foods for cardiovascular health.  The talk takes place on Wednesday, 27th September at 11am in the Carmelite Community Centre, Whitefriar Street, Dublin 8 – contactpaw@ageaction.ie or call 01 475 6989 for details or to reserve a place;
  • Two “Beginners Yoga Classes for Seniors” will be given by John McGuire of Gentle Yoga at Yoga Dublin Studios, Ranelagh.  The first class is on Monday 25th September at 10.30am and the second is Wednesday 27th September also at 10.30am.  For further information or to book, contact John McGuire john@gentleyoga.ie or call 087 255 1723;
  • A “Positivity Morning” promising chat, relaxation, a cup of tea and more is being held on Thursday 28th September at 11am in Huntstown Community Centre, Huntstown Way, Dublin 15.  For further details, contact Bernie, bernie@huntstowncc.org or phone 01 822 0847
  • Singalong with RAMS in Rhythm” – on Saturday 30th September at 6pm, a singing group will entertain the customers, staff and patrons of the Clondalkin Mill Centre, Aylmer Road, Newcastle with country, Irish and modern songs.  For further information, contact Matt Dowling, matthewdowling@eircom.net or telephone 01 458 9007
  • My Health is my Wealth” – a presentation by The Fitness League on exercise and wellbeing, together with guest speakers on various aspects of life as an active older person.  The event takes place on Wednesday 27th September between 2.30pm and 4pm at Foxrock Pastoral Centre, Foxrock Church, Dublin 18.  For further details, contact Joyce Timms, joycetimms@gmail.com and  087 278 3615.
  • A public lecture on “Successful Ageing” based on 10 years of TILDA pioneering research will be given by TILDA’s lead researcher, Professor Rose Anne Kenny on Wednesday, 27thSeptember at 6.30pm in the JM Synge Theatre, Trinity College Dublin. Places are limited and anyone who wishes to attend must register for tickets at Eventbritehttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/secrets-of-positive-ageing-evidence-from-tilda-tickets-37239054013  For further information on this event, contact Kate Brennan, brennak2@tcd.ie or call 01 896 4120

The current list of events for Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week can be found at www.ageaction.ie/events 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.  More time is being given to people to register events and the new deadline is 5pm, Friday, 15th September, 2017. 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 a few 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.”