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Fingal OPC Annual Conference

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Fingal OPC Annual Conference - Guest Speaker Celine Clarke from Age Action - May 2023

On the 26th May 2023 – Fingal’s Older Peoples Council hosted their annual OPC conference. 134 older people, who represent the voice of the older people from many older adult groups from across the county, were in attendance on the day.

This year’s conference was themed “Aging Well in Fingal” and guest Speakers, Celine Clarke, Age Action, Bernie Murphy & Tara Mills, Dublin North’s HSE’s ICPOP team, Louise Edmonds, Age Friendly Ireland and Andrew McCann, Citizens Information spoke about Ageism, preserving your memory, falls prevention, assistive technologies, and knowing your rights. The topic presentations were followed by a lively panel discussion with questions received from the conference attendees on real life issues faces Fingal Citizens as we all age. 

As part of the conference the attendees were asked to complete a short survey highlighting their priority areas of concern across the 8 Age Friendly Values of the Older Person including Housing, Transportation, Civic Participation, Outdoor Environments, Communication, Civic Engagement, Community Supports & Health Services and Social Inclusion as they Age in Fingal. The data received will be collated to form the basis of the research and development of Fingal’s new Age Friendly Strategy 2024-2028.  

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