Tuesday 24 January 2017

Presidential salute to older generation

Published 29/09/2010 | 05:00

IRELAND'S ageing population was celebrated yesterday as President Mary McAleese paid tribute to generations who lived through recessions and depressions.

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Mrs McAleese commended the country's elderly who are the backbone of volunteer organisations. She marked Age Action's positive ageing week at a photography exhibition capturing the fun side of older people. Images depicting Generations Together include a portrait of Bridget Stanley (89) with great granddaughter Lucy Waine (2). Julien Behal's photograph (above) shows Lucy reading a book on Bridget's knee in front of a portrait of grandma at ESB Headquarters in Dublin.

"Isn't it a wonderful thing the country is hopping and buzzing with the energy of our senior citizens teaching us a thing or two," the President said.

Irish Independent

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