Third Age and DCU Intergenerational Walk

1st October 2015

Walk with us to celebrate the 25th UN International Day of Older Persons

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Albert College Park, DCU

Third Age & DCU Intergenerational Walk Thursday 1st October 2015 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of UN International Day of Older Persons .

The walk lead by legendary GAA commentator Micheál O'Muircheartaigh at 11am, with light refreshments served 12.15 in the Helix followed by a 30 minute presentation by Dr Noel McCaffrey, Department of Health and Human Performance, DCU.

Kathleen Lynch Minister of State at the department of Health will walk with us and present a prize to Ashbourne Community School for an intergenerational award sponsored by DCU.

The intergenerational walk is part of the Operation Conversation campaign which began as a pilot project in Co Meath aimed at encouraging isolated older people to meet locally. The project was supported by subsidised coffee mornings offered in local cafes and hotels. It is part of Third Age’s wider campaign to coincide with Positive Ageing Week, to raise awareness of the challenges and potential facing older people in Ireland and the importance of social interaction through the art of conversation.

Members of the local DCU student community of all ages, local people, friends and invited guests will walk together on October 1st. The initiative is supported by Christine O’Kelly, Age Friendly Project Co-Ordinator DCU.

 

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