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MARIGOLD FESTIVAL CELEBRATES HEALTHY AND ACTIVE AGEING IN TULLAMORE

Jun 05, 2014

Thursday 5th  June  sees retirees in the Midlands attend the Marigold Festival in the Tullamore Court Hotel. The event is free of charge and will share the latest insights on how to live a healthy and active life no matter what age you are. The event kicks off at 10.30am and will finish up at 4.30pm.

The festival has been brought to Tullamore by Active Retirement Ireland in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care. Both organisations are committed to living a happy, healthy and independent life and have come together to bring a positive, fun-filled day of activities to the local community.  

Celebrity author, John Lonergan will be the guest of honour and will be on hand to speak about what active retirement means to him.  He commented, “Sometimes for those of us approaching our older years, we may slow down and become less active. The Marigold Festival is a reminder that life is for living and that we can continue to live a fun, full and active life no matter our age. It’s an opportunity for the local community to come together and help each other to live life to the full whether we are 30, 60 or 80 years of age”.   

John worked in Mount Joy Prison for 42 years and is the best-selling author of ‘The Governor’, providing insight into his life and experience as the man who ran Mount Joy Prison.

The programme aims to promote healthy and active ageing in a holistic manner with talks and workshops on topics such as nutrition, memory maintenance, keeping mentally healthy, hair care, holistic treatments, exercises and sports. 

Ed Murphy, CEO of  Home Instead Senior Care, will give a talk on successful ageing and how to increase healthy years so to improve quality of life.  Teresa O’ Reilly, Owner of  Home  Instead Senior Care in Westmeath will talk about the support and management of dementia and will be on hand during the day with Care Manager, Jonathan Acton, to discuss the home services they provide to support families in the Midlands.

Further advice and information is available in the exhibition area from Citizens Information Centre, Offaly Sports Partnership, Emergency Response, Helplink  South, One Direct, Whelan’s  Pharmacy, Care to Comfort(Bed Company) and Specsavers to name but a few. There will also be fashion, jewellery and comfortable footwear stands to give tips on how to make the most of your image and lifestyle. There will be music for Mullingar ensemble ‘Sweet Tunes’ and  the event will conclude with a sing along with renowned Multyfarnham resident Pascal C, ‘The Music Man’. 

“At Home Instead Senior Care, we believe in living life to the full. The Marigold Festival is for people who are young at heart and believe life is for living. We are delighted to be  working with Active Retirement Ireland to bring this fun-packed, yet informative day to Tullamore  and we hope local people from the four counties of Longford, Laois, Westmeath and Offaly and elsewhere will come along with friends and family.  It’s an event not to be missed” says Teresa O Reilly, Owner of  Home instead Senior Care, Westmeath.

Anne Drury, Chairperson of Active Retirement in the Midlands Region said, “Tullamore and the surrounding areas have a vibrant community of  people  aged 50+ and there is no better place to hold this very special festival. I hope every person who  attends, no matter what the age, enjoys the day but also learns something new that could help to  transform their life in some small or major way”.

The Marigold Festival is a celebration of life with attendees of all ages enjoying a fun day out, showcasing the fact that a full active life is not reserved for the young.  For further details please contact Jonathan Acton, Home Instead Senior Care on 0879862148 or Anne Drury, Active Retirement Ireland  on 0872077078