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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council marked October, the 2019 Positive Ageing Month with a celebration day event for older people at the Newry Leisure Centre earlier this month.

The event, held for the eighth year in succession, highlighted and celebrated all the positive aspects of growing older. 

 Models and organisers taking part in the Fashion Show at a Positive Ageing Week event in Newry Leisure Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Models and organisers taking part in the Fashion Show at the Positive Ageing event in Newry Leisure Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

 

The main focus of the day’s events was to help older people remain active, connected and included. The event also provided information on activities and services available within the community that will help to alleviate loneliness, isolation and deprivation.

Lislea Mens Shed members Mickey Mallon, Jim Mooney and Seamus King enjoying the crack at a Positive Ageing Week event in Newry Leisure Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Lislea Mens Shed members Mickey Mallon, Jim Mooney and Seamus King enjoying the crack at a Positive Ageing Week event in Newry Leisure Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

Many of the area’s older people’s groups provided host stands and offered information about their activities. Some groups presented taster sessions of their activities in the hope that seniors who are not already involved would feel encouraged to join. 

In addition, representatives and members from statutory and voluntary organisations and services were on hand to provide information about their groups and about the events they have to offer for Positive Ageing Month. 

SRC Catering students Anthony Hutchinson, Rodney Hughes and Caóimhe Bailey keep the tasty food coming at a Positive Ageing Week event in Newry Leisure Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
SRC Catering students Anthony Hutchinson, Rodney Hughes and Caóimhe Bailey keep the tasty food coming at a Positive Ageing Week event in Newry Leisure Centre. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
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