Press Release

Minister Hoctor opens Active Retirement Ireland’s Seminar on Positive Ageing

Máire Hoctor, TD, Minister for Older People today, 30th September 2008 opened a Seminar on Positive Ageing organised by the Mid-Western Branch of Active Retirement Ireland. The Seminar, which takes place during National Positive Ageing Week, focuses on celebrating the contribution of older people to society.

Speaking at the event, Minister Hoctor said“There can be little doubt that participation, in all aspects of society, is a central component of positive ageing and indeed, society benefits enormously from the presence and participation of those who have seen what life has to offer.” The Minister went on to state that “Active Retirement groups foster and facilitate participation by providing a range of social and cultural activities, tailored to the needs and tastes of their members.”