It’s Positive Ageing Month – let’s celebrate our older residents!

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Lord Mayor and representatives holding the newsletter
Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Councillor Kevin Savage with Stephanie Rock, Age Friendly Officer and Faye Aiken, ABC Seniors Network as they launch the new ABC Seniors Newsletter during Positive Ageing Month.

October is Positive Ageing Month – a month to really highlight and take notice of the important and valuable contributions that older people make to our society, and to raise awareness of the opportunities and the challenges of ageing in today’s world.

To celebrate our older residents, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, along with the ABC Seniors Network have put together a wonderful festival of activities and events that will run throughout the month.

And as well as this, a brand new ABC Seniors Newsletter has also been produced, packed full of information and advice! With articles on physical health, mental health and wellbeing, home safety tips, helplines, light entertainment and lots more, make sure you get your hands on your free copy!

The events that had originally been planned have been adapted to comply with the new regulations brought about by Covid-19, with some now taking place virtually through online events as well as some physical events where possible.

The programme really encourages older people to bring the ‘Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing’ into their lives – as by building these into daily life can help maintain and improve health and wellbeing.

These five steps are: Connect with people around you, Be Active in some way each day, Take Notice of the world around you and how you are feeling, Keep Learning by trying something new and Give by doing something nice for someone else.

For more information on the events or to receive your free copy of the newsletter please call Stephanie Rock, Age Friendly Officer on 07825 010 630. This post is funded by the Public Health Agency.