Now officially recognised as a Positive Ageing Week City, Waterford will play host to a number of senior related activities from September 23rd to October 1st.
“Celebrating Positive Ageing” is the theme of this year’s Positive Ageing Week and the full programme of events was recently launched by the Mayor of Waterford Councillor Pat Hayes.
Speaking at the launch the Chair of the Committee, Babs Murphy, encouraged older people to attend the free events and to try out new activities on offer throughout the course of the week.
The “Positive Solutions for Ageing” Health Day is one such free event which takes place in the Waterford Health Park, Slievekeale Road from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday, September, 27th.
As part of the event there will be free health checks and a number of talks covering topics such as legal advice, security, mobility and citizens information. There will also be a wide range of exhibitors including Home Instead Senior Care, the Irish Heart Foundation, Lisduggan Active Retirement, Stroke Support Group and many, many more.
According to Ms. Connolly, Director of Services with Home Instead and PAW Committee member, “Currently there are over 7,500 senior citizens living in Waterford City and County. The basis of Positive Solutions for Ageing is to make as much information available to seniors and their families about many health related issues including; healthy eating, mental well being, free blood pressure and hearing tests, complimentary therapy options, personal safety and security and general advice for seniors. And all talks and presentations are free to attend.”
Ms. Connolly added “We want to give seniors as much information about the options available to them to empower them and enable them to make the right choice when it comes to all senior matters.”
The “Positive Solutions for Ageing” Health Day takes place in the Waterford Health Park, Slievekeale Road from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday, September 27th – admission is free and all are welcome.
Positive Ageing Week is run by Age Action Ireland and the premise of the event is to highlight the positive aspects of ageing and also to dispel the negativity that surrounds the ageing process.
To find out more about the Home Instead Senior Care service visit www.homeinstead.ie or contact the Waterford office at Cleaboy Business Park, Old Kilmeaden Road on 051 333966