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The Marigold Festival Series

Jun 02, 2015

Retirees are invited to attend the Marigold Festival series hosted throughout the country this month. The event will share the latest insights on how to live a healthy and active life no matter what age you are.

This is the second annual Marigold Festival series hosted by Active Retirement Ireland in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care. Both organisations are committed to encouraging people of all ages to live a happy, healthy and independent life and have come together to bring a positive, fun-filled day of activities throughout the country.

Retired RTÉ broadcaster Anne Doyle will be the guest of honour and will be on hand to speak about what active retirement means to her. The renowned journalist, presenter and newsreader retired in 2011 and her support of the Marigold Festival is a reminder that even though our lifestyle may change in our older years, there is still plenty of opportunity to live a fun, full and active life.

The Marigold Festival presents 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. A programme of events has been put in place that promotes healthy living with talks, workshops and stands on topics such as nutrition, exercise and memory maintenance.

A Home Instead Senior Care dementia care specialist will be on hand to discuss dementia care at home and the recent publication of Confidence to Care, a resource for family caregivers providing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia care at home. This is the first book published by the home care provider and it is available to purchase from All proceeds will be donated to dementia-related causes and charities.

“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 retirees across the country. It’s an event not to be missed,” says Ed Murphy, CEO of Home Instead Senior Care.

Deirdre Patel of Active Retirement Ireland said: “Ireland has a vibrant community of retired and semi-retired people and we are delighted to host this very special festival with Home Instead Senior Care. I hope every person who attends, no matter what their 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 enjoying a fun day out, showcasing the fact that a full, active life is possible no matter what your age. For further details please contact your local Home Instead Senior Care office or Active Retirement Ireland.