Positive Ageing Week 25th September – 1st October 2017

Age Action Positive Ageing Week

25th September – 1st October 2017

Join us for Positive Ageing Week 2017 as we go “Back to the Future” with all generations celebrating ageing in their local community.
Last year we had over 550 events nationwide which were organised by people of all ages coming together and, as we celebrate our 25th birthday this year, we would love to see at least 600 events in 2017! 
We are all ageing and with 80% of older persons saying in a recent survey that they are very satisfied with their lives, we want to celebrate the positive. 
People are living longer, healthier and more active lives so 65 is the new 40!
The theme for 2017 is: Back to the Future. 
Please sign up to participate in Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week and register your event here!
Long term, Age Action wants to make Ireland the best place in the world to grow old. Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week supports this by highlighting the pro-active and energetic role that older persons play in their communities. We need to honour, recognise and harness these contributions.

Event ideas

Looking for ideas for events you could host? Your community could take inspiration from just some of the great events that have taken place in recent years – or, of course, you can create your own! All we ask is that you do your utmost to involve people of all ages:
  • ITea – Afternoon Tea & Technology Event for Over 80’s;
  • 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
As well as the hundreds of individual events that will take place, 17 Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week Towns will host an action-packed week-long series of events. This is up from 12 Towns last year so we’re very excited about that!
We would like to thank all the associations, groups, clubs and individual older people who are organising an activity or event to mark the week.

Source Age Action