Friday, September 30, 2011

Positive Ageing Week Photo Exhibition in Ballybane Library

Positive Ageing Week is a festival which highlights the positive aspects of ageing and celebrates the contribution older people have made and continue to make to their communities. Age Action Ireland coordinates Positive Ageing Week.

The central aim of Positive Ageing Week is to dispel the many negative perceptions that surround ageing and to transform attitudes towards ageing and older people. We need to

An exhibition of photographs which will challenge negative public perceptions of ageing and older people is currently touring Ireland.
celebrate the fact that we are living longer, that ageing is not a burden but an opportunity.
The exhibition features the winning images and some of the other images from Age Action’s Positive Ageing Week Photographic Competition that has been held over the past four years.

“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.

The exhibition will be on view in Ballybane Library during Positive Ageing Week, which runs from September 23 to October 1.

Top Picture: Kevin Molloy - ESB, Hildegard Naughton, Pete Mullineaux – Journeys Creative writing
Bottom PictureKevin: Molloy - ESB, Hildegard Naughton, Anna Marie Byrne – Age Action West

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