Next week is Positive Ageing Week, a week that highlights how Ireland is the best place in which to grow old, where people of all ages enjoy the same status and rights.
Over the past 10 years, Age Action Ireland have organised Positive Ageing Week which features the positive aspects of ageing. It also explores the many contributions older people have made and continue to make to benefit their community.
There are many good things about ageing, including you don’t have to care about fashion, but if you want to, you have decades of styles to choose from, and generally people offer you help more often.
Age Action Ireland say that the central aim of Positive Ageing Week is to dispel the many negative perceptions that surround ageing and to transform attitudes towards ageing and older people.
It also explores how ageing is not a burden but an opportunity and we need to celebrate the fact that we are living longer.
Many events take place to highlight the week and are organised by Age Action Ireland, local voluntary groups, commercial organisations, nursing homes, libraries, active retirement groups and individual older people themselves.
A guide to events taking place are listed on Age Action Ireland’s website, www.ageaction.ie in a national calender of events.
If you would like to get involved or organise an event in your area, Age Action Ireland encourages you to do so.