Louth Age Friendly Consumer Fair 2014

Louth Age-Friendly Business Consumer Fair

Crowne Plaza, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Sunday 5th October 2014 – Midday to 5.00pm

A unique opportunity to learn about the innovative products and services to enhance and secure our lives as we live longer.

Within the Northeast region, Louth is seen as leading the way in developing a range of age-friendly initiatives and related new products and services. These developments are happening across the board with businesses, within communities and among the public services.

As we grow older our needs and aspirations change, so what range of products and services are available to help enhance the wonderful opportunity of living longer?

Following on from the success the 2012 & 2013 Age-Friendly Business Consumer Fair , we will once again seek to provide information on what products and services are available for older people.

Attendees will be able to

• Learn how new innovate products can assist in the daily activities of living

• Learn about services that are available to support you or a loved one in their own home and in the community

• Listen to informative talks on matters that concern older people including Cardiac First Responder Programmes and Dementia Friendly Communities

• Learn about those businesses who offer products and services for older people, to assist them in living longer and healthier lives in the best possible way

As well as over 40 Age Friendly business exhibitors, leading figures from caring and support services, technology, finance, fashion, law and many more will be on hand to give advice and provide valuable information. A full profile of all exhibitors will be available over the coming months on www.agefriendly.ie/louthagefriendly and multiple media.

Guest speakers in the ‘Parlour’ will be Barry Hennessey who will speak about the Linked Community Cardiac First Responder Scheme and also Marie Hayes & Mary Gaughran who will talk about Dementia Supports in Community.

The special guest on the day will be businessman Gavin Duffy, star of RTE Dragon’s Den and chairperson of the Louth Age Friendly Business Forum.
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If you would like to book a stand for your products or services please email brenda@dundalk.ie to book a stand or call Tel: 042 9336343 – Book now as places are limited.

We look forward to seeing you at this FREE event on Sunday 5th October in the Crowne Plaza.

The event is supported by the Louth Age-Friendly County Initiative, Age-Friendly Business Forum, Louth Economic Forum, Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and Louth Older Peoples Forum.

(Source: www.dundalk.ie)

myhomecareie.wpengine.com Wins Prestigious Age Friendly Award

LOCAL HOMECARE SERVICE PROVIDER RECIEVES PRESTIGIOUS AGE FRIENDLY AWARD

myhomecareie.wpengine.com, one of Ireland’s leading providers of homecare and home nursing services, has been awarded the 2013 Drogheda & District Chamber of Commerce Age Friendly Business Award in recognition of its contributions to the local community and its age-friendly services.

The company, which has its head office in Dundalk, received the award In recognition for providing responsive, caring, professional and accessible age friendly services in an innovative and cost effective manner to the ageing generation.

During the competition process, the Drogheda & District Chamber paid special commendation to myhomecareie.wpengine.com’s charity health screening days which it holds regularly in locations throughout the country. The health screening days invite members of the public to avail of blood sugar, lung function, blood pressure and BMI tests in return for a small donation to a local charity. To coincide with its latest award, myhomecareie.wpengine.com will host another of its charity screening days tomorrow Friday 29th at Laurence Centre in Drogheda in aid of Age Action Ireland.

Myhomecare.ie provides tailored home support and nursing care in a range of areas including respite, assisted hospital discharge, assisted living, care for children with special needs or illness, and specialised care for those with dementia. Launched in 2004, myhomecareie.wpengine.com now has centres in Dundalk, Cork, Waterford,Galway and Dublin, and employs a nationwide team of carers and registered nurses. The group’s philosophy is that people are happier and live longer in the comfort of their own homes.

Commenting on the award, Blathnait Ni Mhurchu, Nationwide Homecare Manager with myhomecareie.wpengine.com said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award. It shows recognition for our high quality homecare service provision, our dedicated team of caregivers and nurses, and our hard-working myhomecareie.wpengine.com team, who have a firm belief and a strong passion for the services we deliver and the people we care for.”

“The award recognises the benefits of good collaboration between community and business. We are continually engaging with local voluntary age-friendly organisations to ensure our clients have full access to all services available to them. It’s very exciting to see our business go from strength to strength while staying true to our core ethos of keeping people happier and healthier in the safety and comfort of their own homes.”

Tomorrow (Friday November 29th) myhomecareie.wpengine.com will be holding a health screening day at the Laurence Centre in Drogheda in aid of Age Action Ireland. The tests will be available from 9am to 5pm and will be carried out by a team of registered nurses. Myhomecare.ie is asking for a donation of €3 per test or three tests for €5. All donations will be used to support the work of Age Action Ireland.

Positive Ageing Week Care and Repair Conference

Myhomecare.ie are delighted to attend Age Action’s Care & Repair Conference in Croke Park this Friday 27th October 2013 and will be exhibiting throughout the day. The Care & Repair Programme was established by Age Action to carry out minor repairs for older and vulnerable people free of charge, to give them access to reliable tradesmen for larger jobs and to provide a befriending service. The vision of the programme is to enable older and vulnerable people to remain in their own homes, in their own communities, living as independently as possible, through the improvement of their housing conditions and their level of comfort, security and well-being. It ties in very much with our own philosophy here at Myhomecare.ie that people are happier in their own home and should be enabled to do so with the support of the community around them. 

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference

Please save the date.

The National Centre for the Protection of Older People (NCPOP) at UCD in collaboration with the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) will host its elder2012fourth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) conference on Thursday 13th June 2013. The conference will take place in the Health Sciences Centre, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4.

The keynote speaker will be Ms. Bridget Penhale, Reader in Mental Health of Older People, University Of East Anglia.

Further information will be available in the coming weeks.