Huge crowds at Louth Age Friendly Business Fair

At the launch of the Louth Age Friendly  Consumer Fair at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Paddy Matthews  President  Dundalk Chamber of Commerce   Gavin Duffy of Dragons Den  Mary Deery Louth Age Friendly at Louth Co Council  Cllr Oliver Tully  Chairman  Louth Co Council
From health to wealth and food to travel, thousands of local people experienced a world of offers at the third Louth Age Friendly Business Fair at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk.

From health to wealth and food to travel, thousands of local people experienced a world of offers at the third Louth Age Friendly Business Fair at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk.

Over 3,000 people attended the Age Friendly County’s flagship event and experienced an array of innovative products and services that will enhance and secure our lives as we live longer.

The Fair was launched by businessman Gavin Duffy, star of RTE Dragon’s Den and chairperson of the Louth Age Friendly Business Forum.

“Once again, this was an amazing event, with a great spread of ages, and exhibiting companies, coming together to form a marketplace that will improve all of our lives,” said Gavin.

“It was great to see cutting edge technology such as home health monitoring apps mix with such traditional businesses such as fuel suppliers and menswear shops.

“Many businesses have tailored products towards an age-friendly market in Louth so we now have chairobics in your home, age friendly meals in hotels, special prices in barbers and butchers offering age friendly portions.”

54 Age Friendly businesses exhibited as well as leading figures from caring and support services, technology, finance, fashion and law.

The Fair also featured the launch of a 72-page booklet on Dementia and Memory Loss supports and service in the Louth area, written by Marie Hayes of the Citizens Information Service.