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Lord Mayor announces details of Cork - Towards an Age-Friendly City Conference on 4th November

On Tuesday 1 October 2013 (International Day of Older Persons), the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Catherine Clancy announced details of a conference to be held on Monday 4th November in the Concert Hall, City Hall titled Cork-Towards an Age-Friendly City.  The theme is in keeping with the 2013 theme for International Day for Older Persons–listening to what older persons have to say.

Speaking at the launch the Lord Mayor stated:“The conference is open to all Cork’s older citizens and will be a celebration of the achievements of individuals and organisations addressing the older population of the city. I hope it will encourage those attending to voice their opinions on how Cork should develop in the future toward the stated aim of being an age-friendly city.”

Themes to  be explored

  • Honouring age
  • The lessons a city can learn from its older citizens
  • Addressing the challenges of advancing years Future Development of the City: How Cork should develop its structures and services

The conference  will be compered by Derek Davis, journalist, broadcaster and television personality and will run from 11.00 am. to 3.00 p.m. followed by a tea-dance. To keep the discussion light the proceedings will be interspersed with anecdotes/ stories/ musical interludes.Attendance at this seminar is free of charge and refreshments and light lunch will be provided to all in attendance.  Although free of charge booking is required. To reserve a place contact:

Chris Dorgan, Corporate & External Affairs,Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork .
E-mail:  or Tel: 021-4924076.

This event is supported by the HSE, Cork  City Partnership, Retired People’s  Network Cork and Community Groups 

Cork-Towards an age-friendly City conference

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