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Tuesday, 29th November 2022

Louth Age Friendly County invite to Residents to have their say

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Members of Drogheda & District Support 4 Older people attending the Autumn Medley of Creativity in Ardee Parish Centre.

Louth Older People’s Forum/ Council is looking for new members and is inviting all Louth residents aged 55 and upwards to join.

The Forum/Council provides a platform for older people to take a more active role in their communities and to have their voices heard on relevant issues both within the county of Louth and nationally.

The Forum/Council meets regularly and issues raised are followed up with various stakeholders on the Age Friendly Alliance including Louth County Council, the HSE, An Garda Síochána, transport providers and local voluntary organisations.

Membership of the Louth Older People’s Forum/Council is inclusive and is open to all Louth residents aged 55 and upwards, to reflect the views of all older people throughout the county. Everybody will be made to feel welcome!

If you would like to find out more about Louth Older People’s Forum/Council why not come along to our Open Day on Monday 5th December 2022 from 11.00 am – 2.30 pm in Dundalk and meet our new Age Friendly Program Manager and the Age Friendly Team.

Free transport to and from the event will be available from Drogheda and Ardee town centres and a hot lunch is included.

Booking for the Open Day is required and you can reserve your place by contacting the Age Friendly Team at 042 9324284 or contact laura.mccarragher@louthcoco.ie  

What is Louth Older People’s Forum/Council?

  • Louth Older People’s Forum/ Council is a voluntary community group made up of individuals and representatives of older people’s groups in Co. Louth. It aims to improve the quality of life for older people in Louth.
  • Louth Older People’s Forum/Council will aim to ensure the voice of older people is represented at the relevant structures in Louth.
  • Louth Older People’s Forum/Council will aim to raise issues of concern for older people in the county with local and national decision makers.
  • Louth Older People’s Forum/Council will provide regular updates by email which will include news, events of interest and information about relevant services available.
  • Members of Louth Older People’s Forum/Council sit on the Age Friendly Alliance along with decision makers of statutory agencies and local service providers. Members also sit on the National Network of Older Peoples Councils.

Louth Age Friendly Programme Manager Sinead McVerry advised “Following on from our very successful Autumn Medley of Creativity in which over 150 older people from all over Co Louth took part in a selection of new creative experiences in the Ardee Parish Centre in September, there is a great interest and desire on the part of older people after the pandemic to get back out into the community and to get involved in community initiatives.

Getting involved with the Older People’s Forum/Council is one way in which older people can play an active role in their community whilst at the same time meeting new people, developing new skills and building existing skills, and enjoying the social aspect of the Forum/Council.”

If you are over 55 and living in Co Louth and interested in joining or would like more information about Louth’s Older People’s Forum/Council, please come along to our Open day on 5th December 2022 to the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk from 11.00am – 2.30pm. Booking is essential. Reserve your place by Tel 042 9324284 or email laura.mccarragher@louthcoco.ie 

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