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17/01/19 Older people’s voices make Donegal a great place to grow old in.

Older Persons Council AGM

 

The Older Persons Council is holding their AGM on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 11am and is inviting all older people in Donegal to attend.

 

Donegal is one of many counties in Ireland that are part of the Age Friendly Counties Programme. The Age Friendly County Programme is working to make Ireland one of the best places in the world in which to grow old. The Programme aims to see all older people living in Ireland enjoying a good quality of life and to participate fully in their communities.

 

The first Older Persons Council Executive was established in October 2016, it is a sub structure of the Donegal Age Friendly Alliance and its primary purpose is to assist in the implementation of the Age Friendly Strategy. Membership of the executive is composed of older people’s representatives and people who work with older people in different areas.

 

The AGM will be opened by Cathaoirleach Cllr Seamus O’Donnell, reports will be given by Seamus Neely Chief Executive and Chair of the Age Friendly Alliance and from joint Chair of the Older Persons Council on what actions has being carried out to date by the Age Friendly Programme in Donegal. Special guest Fergus Cleary will also be speaking about his journey through life.

 

This will be a great opportunity for Older People’s Groups, Advocacy Groups, Younger Older People, and Frail Older People, Individuals or people that represents the voice for older people in Residential Homes or older people’s services in Donegal.

 

For further details contact Mairead Cranley @ 0749153900 or email mairead.cranley@donegalcoco.ie

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