October brings us International Day of Older People and the celebrations of positive ageing continue throughout the month. As part of the calendar of events we are out and about raising awareness of elder abuse, self protection, and support services so that all of us can really enjoy a positive experience of ageing. Drop by any of the places we will be holding stands and say hello!

Monday 1st October

Age-Friendly Belfast Convention 2018

Belfast City Hall, 10am to 1pm

This event on International Older Persons Day is to launch the Age-friendly Belfast Plan 2018-2021 and kick off Positive Ageing Month. Everyone is welcome.


Wednesday 3rd October

Positive Ageing Day Newry 2018

Newry Sports Centre, 10am to 4pm

Hosted by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Senior Citizens Consortium, U3A and Volunteer Now this event celebrates the contribution older people make to their communities. There will be information on volunteer opportunities in the Newry area, cooking demos, fashion show, keep fit, dancing, health & wellbeing, massage and beauty therapies, information on support services available to older people in the area, and much more. AEA Northern Ireland will be taking a stand in order to showcase the charity and the essential services we provide to older people in the area along with volunteering opportunities.


Monday 8th October 2018

Knitting Natters, Coffee and Connect

Warrenpoint Library, 11.30am to 1pm

AEA Northern Ireland will be 'nattering' with the Knit and Natter Group, sharing information about self protection and raising awareness of the issues facing older people. The group meets on a weekly basis and is a great opportunity for people with a shared interest to come together for informal chats, therefore helping combat loneliness and social isolation.


Thursday 11th October 2018

Down Shindig Event 2018

The Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle, 9:30am - 11am

More details coming soon


Monday 15th October 2018

Knitting Natters, Coffee and Connect

Newry Library, 2pm – 4pm

AEA Northern Ireland will be 'nattering' with the Knit and Natter Group, sharing information about self protection and raising awareness of the issues facing older people.


Tuesday 16th October 2018

Positive Ageing Event, Warrenpoint

Warrenpoint Town Hall, 2pm – 5pm

Further details coming soon.


Wednesday 24th October 2018

Silver Screening, Positive Ageing Event

Newry Omniplex, 11am – 2pm

AEA Northern Ireland will be taking an information stand at this busy event alongside other speakers and a film screening taking place afterwards.


Tuesday 30th October

Positive Ageing Event, Kilkeel

Kilmorey Arms Hotel, 11am – 2pm

Further details coming soon.


For more information or to request us to attend your event please email [email protected]