An exhibition of photographs which will challenge some negative public perceptions of ageing and older people will be staged in Ballymun Civic Centre from Thursday 6th September to Wednesday 12th September.
“Positive Images of Ageing and Older People in your Community” features the winning images and some of the other images from this year’s Age Action Positive Ageing Week Photographic Competition.
The images on show will feature older people hill walking, running, playing with their grand children and working. The fact that they are enjoying life to the full is evident in each image. All photographs are taken by amateur photographers.
“If, for example, you fear ageing and believe it will be a time of poor health or isolation, then we would urge you to drop in and view these images of ordinary older people continue to enjoy their lives into their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond,” Age Action chief executive Robin Webster said.
Pictured above is 92 year old Robert Murphy from Tralee with his grandnephews.
The exhibition is being staged in Ballymun ahead of Positive Ageing Week, which runs from September 28th to October 6th. It aims to celebrate Ballymun as one of six Positive Ageing Week towns. A full programme of events is being planned in Ballymun, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks.
If you would like to be involved in your local celebrations or if you would like to organise an event in your town to recognise the positive contribution which older people have made – and continue to make – to your community, then contact Avril Dooley at Age Action Ireland - 01 4756989.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POSITIVE AGEING WEEK TOWN COMMITTEE AT 01 4756989
Click here to view / download an invitation to the exhibition.