Mournes DEA Marks Positive Ageing Month
The Mournes District Electoral Area (DEA) Forum, in partnership with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council (NMDDC) Age Friendly, has marked this year’s Positive Ageing Month with an information fair for older people.
The free event was held on Tuesday 5 November at 10am in Kilkeel and featured a range of information on health support services, as well as arts and crafts and entertainment for attendees.
Positive Ageing Month focuses on the contributions older people make to society as well as increase awareness of issues affecting them, particularly on the issues of health and wellbeing, keeping active, safety, and isolation.
Over 50 people from around the Mournes area attended the event which is part of a series of events arranged by the DEAs and Age Friendly taking place throughout the council area. The event was attended by a number of agencies that provided support information, including Home Safety, Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), Action on Elder Abuse, Cancer Focus, NMDDC Leisure, and the PSNI.