Positive Ageing Celebration Day in Newry

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
Community, What's On
On Wednesday 7th October, Newry Mourne and Down District Councilwill hold Positive Ageing Day. paw2Speaking about the event Newry, Mourne and Down District Councils Chairperson, Councillor Naomi Baillie said, “Our older communities are vibrant and energetic and I am looking forward to the celebration. “It will be a wonderful showcase for all the groups and a fantastic opportunity for more people to get involved and tohear about what is on offer and available to them in their own communities across the district.” The event will take place in Newry Sports Centre from 10am until 4 pm where many of the older peoples groups and service providers will host information stands and some taster sessions to showcase what is on offer to the senior community. There will also be a fashion show with clothes and accessories provided by Marks and Spencer and Oxfam plus a surprise entertainment act and light refreshments will be served during the event. The focus of this Positive Ageing Celebration Day is to make it a festival which celebrates and promotes the positive aspects of growing old and to assist older people to make connections in their local communities. It will also highlight the many positive contributions older people make to our community. Older people are encouraged to come along and try some activities. The event will also inform them on what is happening in their local communities so we can try to combat amongst other issues, social isolation and loneliness. Positive Ageing Celebration Day has been jointly organised, financially supported and supported in kind by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Newry and Mourne District Council, Newry and Mourne Senior Citizen’s Consortium, Volunteer Now, Newry University of the Third Age, and the and Department of Social Development and Newry Neighbourhood Renewal Health Programme.
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