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Tuesday, 19th September 2023

Details of Louth Age Friendly Expo 2023 announced

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Members of the Louth Older People’s Council at the launch of the recent EU Shafe Report on Ageism.

Louth County Council and Age Friendly Louth are to host the ‘Age Friendly Expo’ which takes place in Ardee Parish Centre on Wednesday 4th October 2023.

The theme of the Expo is Keeping Safe at Home, and it will feature a number of speakers and presenters who will give helpful tips and advice to older people around keeping safe in their home, on topics such as fire safety, crime prevention, dementia awareness, online safety, preventing trips and falls in the home, technology and much more. 

It’s a free event and everyone aged 55 and over in County Louth and surrounding areas is welcome to attend. Free parking and accessible facilities will be available on site. 

Gavin Duffy Louth Age Friendly Ambassador from RTE’s Dragons Den will open the event. This will be followed by a suite of speakers on a variety of topics around the theme of ‘Keeping Safe in the Home.’ 

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Following the presentations there will be an opportunity to avail of light refreshments, so there will be lots of time for a cuppa and a chat. 

There will also be a chance to peruse the stalls and stands at the Expo showcasing the groups, organisations and services on offer to Older People in County Louth. 

Community groups, active retirement groups, organisations working with and supporting older people and individuals are all welcome to attend. 

The Expo will take place from 10.30a.m to 1.30p.m, and is an opportunity for community groups, service providers and organisations who help older people to showcase their services or organisation. 

Booking is advised - contact or 042 9324389 for further details. There will be a free bus to and from the event from Dundalk and Drogheda departing at 9.30am, places limited, booking is therefore essential. 

If you would like to have a stall/pop up stand at the event, please contact or 042 9324389 for further details. 

“The Age Friendly Programme in Louth continues to go from strength to strength” said Joe Grogan Chairperson of the Louth Older People’s Council. “We have a new and very active Older People’s Council (OPC) in place since March 2023 who meet on a regular basis and discuss, address, and follow up on issues of interest and concern to older people across the county.” 

Age Friendly Programme Manager Sinead McVerry said: “The issue of safety and keeping safe at home was identified by older people during our Age Friendly workshops in 2022 and 2023, as an issue of great importance to older people.” 

The Age Friendly Expo is therefore a responsive to this identified local need and also an opportunity for older people, community groups, and groups representing older people to meet up, learn and share experiences “

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