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Government Consultation: Your Input is Vital 01 March 2010

Dear Friend,

The Minister for Older People and Health Promotion, Áine Brady TD, will hold a series of eight consultation meetings around the country during spring 2010. The aim is to hear at first hand the views of older people on issues that affect them. That means you!


These meetings are part of the Government's work to develop the National Positive Ageing Strategy which is a long-term plan for making Ireland a better place in which to grow older.

Older & Bolder's message is that your input is vital to ensure a successful National Positive Ageing Strategy

Older & Bolder is not involved in planning these consultation meetings; the development of the National Positive Ageing Strategy is a Government process, led by the Office for Older People. However, Older and Bolder strongly encourages all older people to participate in these meetings. We believe that your input is vital to ensure a successful strategy and wish to see an extensive, meaningful and inclusive consultation process.

Ø The first meeting is taking place in the Middle Parish Community Centre, Grattan Street, Cork , on Thursday, March 4th from 2pm – 4.15pm [Contact Linda McKernan, Cork City Partnership at 021 430 2310].

Ø There will be a second meeting in Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo on Thursday, March 11th, from 2pm – 4pm [Contact Camilla Smyth, Sligo Leader Partnership at 071 914 1138].

Ø A third meeting will take place in Leisureland, Salthill, Galway on Thursday, March 26th, from 2pm – 4pm [Contact Samantha Kenny, Office for Older People on 01 635 3057].

Ø Subsequent meetings are also planned for Limerick, Wexford, Kildare, Louth and Dublin ; details of these meetings are not yet available.

We have prepared a resource leaflet for participants in the forthcoming consultation meetings. Download this leaflet from our our website.

Please get in touch with Older & Bolder if you would like hard copies of our flyer or to receive details about the later consultation meetings when that information is available. We would also be interested to know about your experience of the consultation meetings.

We hope to hear from you,

Yours sincerely,

Patricia Conboy

Project Director

Older and Bolder
Jervis House
Jervis St.
Dublin 1

Telephone : 00353-1-8783623