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Ageing Redefined at Inaugural Age Friendly Ambassadors’ Day

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23 May 2024: Societal views on ageing are evolving rapidly and positively, outlined 31 Age Friendly Ireland Ambassadors from the worlds of entertainment, sports, journalism, and business today (23 May). These ambassadors — including prominent figures such as former Irish hotelier and television personality Francis Brennan and actress Geraldine Plunkett — …

Kildare’s Intergenerational Social Media Training

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The Kildare Age Friendly programme were delighted to welcome young people from youth Projects across the Kildare/Newbridge Municipal District to deliver an intergenerational social media training session to our OPC. The young people were paired 1-1 with our OPC members who wanted to learn about Facebook, Instagram and Tiktoc. The …

Dementia-proof your diet and lifestyle

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The Food for the Brain charity focuses on helping people make simple, positive changes that will give your brain and memory an upgrade and dementia-proof your diet and lifestyle in the future A free on-line Cognitive Function Test, available at foodforthebrain.org not only shows how your brain is working, but there’s also …

National Older People’s Council Convention Kilkenny 2024 – Day 2

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Day 2 saw Catherine McGuigan, introducing the morning session and the guest panelist. Mark Harrington, National Manager of the Healthy Age Friendly Homes Programme,spoke about how the Healthy Age Friendly Homes programme supports older people to live in their own home with dignity and independence, for as long as possible …

National Older People’s Council Convention Kilkenny 2024 – Day 1

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This year’s theme is ‘Ageing with Independence’ The National Older Peoples Council Convention brings the Older People’s Councils together from all across Ireland giving an opportunity to discuss topics, network and learn from each other. The benefit of the Convention is to contribute to the work of the Older People’s …

Age Friendly Ireland Convention Addresses Technological Challenges Faced by Older People

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9th May 2024: Up to 200 older people from across Ireland have gathered in Kilkenny for the Age Friendly Ireland National Older People’s Councils (OPC) Convention, addressing the pressing issue of the technology gap experienced by older demographics. The national annual convention at the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel — held today …

Ireland’s National Age Friendly Recognition and Achievement Awards 2023

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Councillor John Fleming, Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council welcomed over 250 people from across Ireland to the wonderful Clayton Whites Hotel for this year’s National Age Friendly Recognition and Achievement Awards ceremony on Thursday, 30th November at 7.00 pm. The Age Friendly Recognition and Achievement Awards showcase age friendly initiatives …

Age Friendly Homes to meet Ireland’s rapidly growing Ageing Population Need

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Local authorities are building Age Friendly Housing around the country in line with national policy to prepare for an ageing population. On 28th November Kieran O’Donnell, TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Planning at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage launched a case study publication featuring …