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Tuesday 16 January 2018

Positive Ageing Week growing by year

At the launch were: Gertie Salley, Arklow Municipal District cathaoirleach Cllr Tommy Annesley, Cllr Pat Kennedy, Cllr Pat Fitzgerald and Minister Simon Harris, and, in front, Mary O’Rourke and Cllr Miriam Murphy
At the launch were: Gertie Salley, Arklow Municipal District cathaoirleach Cllr Tommy Annesley, Cllr Pat Kennedy, Cllr Pat Fitzgerald and Minister Simon Harris, and, in front, Mary O’Rourke and Cllr Miriam Murphy

Former TD and deputy leader of Fianna Fáil Mary O'Rourke and Minister for Health Simon Harris officially launched the Positive Ageing Week in Arklow.

Many gathered for the launch in Starbucks at Bridgewater Shopping Centre, where Mary O'Rourke gave an inspirational speech, followed by a Q and A session.

Simon Harris, who is also a member of the Fine Gael party, thanked everyone as he was delighted to be invited.

Bank of Ireland is this year's title sponsor and the theme for 2017 is 'Back to the Future', which focuses on getting all generations celebrating ageing in their local community.

Organiser Gertie Sally said they have been busy all week taking part in different events around Wicklow, which they enjoyed.

'We took a trip to Glendalough, had a tea-dance to mark our 10th anniversary, and had a Harvest Thanksgiving ceremony,' said Gertie.

The Harvest Thanksgiving was a great success and Fr Martin Cosgrove was given a presentation for all the work he has done. The ceremony is to thank for the fruit and vegetables provided by the local farmers.

The group will host a coffee morning this Friday (October 6) in aid of Care and Repair and people can also catch them at the Arklow Enterprise Town event Saturday (October 7), where they will be showcasing some pictures.

Wicklow People

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