Updated: 23/05/12 : 07:41:01Printable Version
Sligo has been selected as one of eight cities and towns across the country to mark Active Retirement Ireland’s designated day of celebrations for the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations, taking place today (Wednesday), 23 May.
Designated by the European Commission, the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations is intended to raise awareness of the contribution that older people make to society. It seeks to encourage policymakers and relevant stakeholders at all levels to take action with the aim of creating better opportunities for active ageing and strengthening solidarity between generations.
Mayor of Sligo, Rosaleen O’Grady, will be the guest speaker at the day of celebration in the Great Southern Hotel, Sligo, running from 11am to 5pm. Singers, dancers and instrumentalists will provide more entertainment, while local MEP Marian Harkin will address the gathered crowd via video-link from Brussels.
Active Retirement Ireland will showcase the contribution of its 23,000 members with events taking place in Dublin, Westmeath, Limerick, Galway, Kerry, Waterford, Meath and Sligo - there will be something for all tastes. The day’s activities are proudly organised by the voluntary regional committees of Active Retirement Ireland, the national representative body for 539 Active Retirement Associations throughout the country.