Co Louth has led Ireland’s Age-Friendly movement, becoming the country’s first Age-Friendly County, recognised by the World Health Organisation as one of the world’s top Age-Friendly locations. Age Friendly Fair is run by Louth Age Friendly Business Forum, Louth County Council, Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and kindly sponsored by Myhomecare.ie
County Louth is seen as leading the way in developing a range of age-friendly initiatives and related new products and services. These developments are happening across the board with businesses, within communities and among the public services.
Following on from the success in previous years of the Age-Friendly Business Consumer Fair, we have this year over 50 Age Friendly business exhibitors, leading figures from caring and support services, technology, finance, fashion, law and many more will be on hand to give advice and provide valuable information..
- Learn how new innovate products can assist in the daily activities of living
- Learn about services that are available to support you or a loved one in their own home and in the community
- Learn about those businesses who offer products and services for older people, to assist them in living longer and healthier lives in the best possible way
Come into our parlour and listen to informative talks on matters that concern older people, music and fun activities. Some of the events on the day are:
- Chair aerobics demonstration by Carmel Dowdall – sponsored by Myhomecare.ie
- Dementia awareness training by Elevator
- Among the highlights of the fourth annual event is the screening the trailer and clips from ‘Older Than Ireland,’ which tells the story of 100 years of life as seen through the eyes of 30 Irish centenarians. The documentary, which was featured on the Late Late Show this week, reflects on key events such as the thrill of their first kiss to the tragic loss of loved ones as well as immense changes in the fabric of our society. The film’s producer Garry Walsh will be on hand to guide attendees through the joy of filming the tales of Ireland’s oldest-ever people
- Blood pressure and blood sugar demonstration and talk by Roisin Flanagan, McCabes Pharmacy, Lis na Dara
- The Fair will also launch the county’s first community car service. Launched by Flexibus on the day, the initiative is aimed at giving older people door-to-door transport through voluntary aid.
All this and Live Music !!! There will also be a 10% discount on lunch.