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Positive Ageing Celebration Event

To all Businesses in Newry, Mourne and Down


Positive Ageing-Older People’s Issues and their spending power.


Statistics Older People in Newry, Mourne and Down


There are around 29,891 over 60s in the Newry, Mourne and Down areas making up 18% of the total population.


Positive Ageing Celebration Event


The 4th Positive Ageing Celebration event is being held on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at the Leisure Centre in Patrick Street, Newry. It is a celebration of the positive impact older people make on our community.


We will engage with 200 older people and provide them access to and information on support services around Health and Wellbeing, Education and Lifelong Learning, Recreation and Leisure, Volunteering, Advice and Support, Arts, Culture and Heritage and Shopping.


The steering group would like to invite Businesses in the locality to support and become  involved in this year’s big showcase event, and to support older people in the community with incentives to shop locally.


2 ways you can attract over 60’s to your business and get them to shop with you.

  1. Give discount vouchers at the Positive Ageing Event on Wednesday 7th October 2015

  2. Offer ongoing discounts throughout the year, for example on a designated day/monthly, or every day .


If you wish to become involved in this venture please contact me or my colleague Denise McBride before Friday 21st August 2015.  We will be happy to discuss this further and would like to thank you in advance for your attention.

Yours sincerely,



Marian Cully

Community Development Worker, Southern Health and Social Care Trust

Promoting Wellbeing Team

John Mitchell Place

BT 34 2BU

Tel: 028 30834322/325

Email: marian.cully@southerntrust.hscni.net


Denise McBride

Development Office

Newry & Mourne Senior Citizens Consortium

Ballybot House, 28 Cornmarket, Newry, BT35 8BG

Telephone: 02830266024


Positive Ageing Week has been jointly organised, financially supported and supported in kind by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Newry and Mourne District Council, Newry and Mourne Senior Citizen’s Consortium, Volunteer Now, and  Newry University of the Third Age.