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This year the Positive Ageing Week Festival went online across the counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. This is a regional initiative which is funded by Healthy Ireland and it involves the local authorities, the HSE and members of the Older Peoples Councils across the five counties. Positive Ageing Week (PAW) is an Age Action Ireland initiative. The focus is on community based events, organised by groups and individuals throughout Ireland, and national events organised by Age Action and its partners. The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 and the theme for the Age Action week 2020 is to “celebrate the older person in our lives and the contribution they make to our families and our communities”

The 2020 programme of events showcased our content across three themes: Health and Wellbeing, Information Sessions and Culture and Diversity. We had music with the Drawing Room Opera Company, talk on building resilience, storytelling, information session the Fair Deal scheme.

The full programme can be viewed on YouTube on the Regional Positive Ageing channel.

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