The Marigold Festival May 2016

Marigold Festival

Ireland’s largest health and wellbeing event, the Marigold Festival, was launched last month in Galway, at the Salthill Hotel. This was the first of nine festivals that will take place throughout the country.

This is the third year in a row that the Marigold Festival has been hosted by Active Retirement Ireland, in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care. The festival series provides people of all ages the chance to learn more about living an active and healthy life as well as enjoy a range of activities from tai-chi, singing, dancing, shopping and crafts!

St. Munchin’s Community Centre took part Tuesday 31st May 2016 from 10am till 4pm @ the Radisson Blu Hotel Limerick.

Former RTÉ presenter, barrister and media trainer, Theresa Lowe, is an advocate for the 2016 Marigold Festival Series as well as any initiative that encourages older people to live a happy, healthy and independent life in the community. Speaking about the Marigold Festival. Theresa Lowe said: “It is important that we all embrace healthy and active living. There is a brilliant sense of community at the Marigold Festival – we really only get the best sense of community when we tap into our greatest natural resource – the wisdom of our elders.”

Active Retirement Ireland is the largest community-based older person’s organisation in the country and encourages people of all ages to attend this important festival of active ageing. Mai Quaid, President of Active Retirement Ireland said: “Ireland has a vibrant community of retired and semi-retired people and we are delighted to host this very special festival with Home Instead Senior Care. I hope every person who attends, no matter what their age, enjoys the day but also learns something new that could help to transform their life in some small or major way.”

A supporter of the Marigold Festival and an advocate for home care, Theresa Lowe shared:

“I am hugely in favour of this Home Instead Senior Care initiative. I know, first hand, how important it was to my mother to be able to continue living at home right up to the end.  The visits from family and neighbours, dropping in for a cuppa… the familiarity, the security and happiness of being home. I have no doubt that we got a few precious extra years with Mam because she was able to live at home”.

The Marigold Festival will take place throughout the months of May, June and July in nine locations throughout the country and is open to people of all ages who would like to enjoy a day of fun-filled activities with a focus on active and healthy ageing.

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