Positive Ageing Month Celebrated In October
Throughout October, Positive Ageing Month will celebrate the contribution that Mid Ulster’s older citizens make to their local communities. With a mix of events to enable older people to connect both virtually through online events and physically, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Dominic Molloy welcomed the extensive programme of in-person and online events throughout the month saying,
“The goal of Positive Ageing Month is to lessen the loneliness and isolation that many older persons experience. The number of older people in the Mid-Ulster region is growing every year, necessitating more support in the areas of health, wellbeing, financial counselling, and even drop-in hearing clinics, all of which are covered and provided in this fantastic schedule of free events.”
The programme starts on International Day of Older Persons, on Sunday 1st October.
The Mid Ulster-based activities include a free series of sessions held by the Council’s Age Friendly Co-ordinator, on fall awareness and prevention as well as ‘Cuppa and Chat’ events at some of our local libraries. Other events such as drop-in hearing clinics will also be available.
A wide range of free online sessions is also available to attend, covering topics such as Cyber safety, a Virtual Quiz, and Energy Efficiency in the Home.
You can find out more or view the Council’s Positive Ageing Month programme at https://www.midulstercouncil.org/positiveageingmonth