A great variety of events are held to mark Positive Ageing Week
A BUSY FEW DAYS has come to an end for Arklow’s very successful Positive Ageing Week, which focused on getting all generations celebrating ageing in their local community.
Former TD and deputy leader of Fianna Fáil Mary O’Rourke and Minister for Health Simon Harris officially launched the week at Starbucks in Bridgewater Shopping Centre.
‘The weather was great all week for us and it was our most successful Ageing Week so far,’ said club treasurer Gertie Salley.
The celebration has grown year-by-year. Participants enjoyed a week filled with a variety of events, including a tea-dance, dinner-dance, harvest thanksgiving, coffee morning, and a day out in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.
The coffee morning was in aid of the Asthma Society Arklow and Care and Repair, and they raised €450 for the two local charities.
Gertie said they also had a great day out in Glendalough and held a football blitz with the National Schools in Arklow, where a total of 90 children played the game.
‘I just want to thank Arklow Bank of Ireland, Bridgewater and O’Mahoney’s, who sponsored us,’ said Gertie.
Cór na hAbhainn (Choir of the River) at the Positive Ageing 10th anniversary tea dance.
Rose McDonald, Annie Keegan and Ann Maguire.
Angela McDonald and Maureen Molloy.
Martin and Noreen Toomey and Catherine Doyle.
Maura McDonald and Sylvester and Helen Owens.