Older People – The Forgotten Voices in Development?

Age Action, in cooperation with the Galway One World Centre are offering a workshop about the situation of older people in Ireland and how they compare to those in other countries.

The workshop takes place in the Westside Resource Centre on May 8th from 2pm to 4pm, and is free to attend.

We are all getting older. Not only in the natural sense, but as a society within Ireland, Europe and indeed the World.

Here are a few startling global ageing statistics!!

  • Today almost 1 in 10 people are over 60 years old
  • By 2050, people aged over 60 will outnumber children aged 0-14
  • By 2050 1 in 5 people will be over 60 (80 % of this increase in developing countries)

What does this mean for us as older people now? How will it affect those who will be reaching retirement age within the next ten years?

“This workshop will look at how to share not only our experience of what it means to be older here in Ireland, but also how to build solidarity across the globe on common aims”, says Ms Charlotte Kelly of Age Action. “If you want to find out what universally accepted goals and rights deal with older people and how we can ensure that they are upheld in Ireland and elsewhere, come along on May 8th and share your thoughts over a cuppa!

The workshop is free and all are welcome to attend. However, as places are strictly limited booking is essential, please contact Charlotte Kelly at Age Action (01 4756989 / 0857808335 Email: ckelly@ageaction.ie) for further information.

 

 

ENDS

Charlotte Kelly, Age Action, 085 7808335

Heike Vornhagen, Galway One World Centre, 086 2100547

 

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Posted on April 26, 2012, in Development, Development Education, Economy, Education, local / global, Workshop and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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