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Ageing Well in Donegal

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Thu 21st Feb

The Donegal GAA Health & Wellbeing committee, in conjunction with Croke Park are hosting a seminar on “The Secret of Ageing Well in Donegal”  on March 22nd. A region has been chosen for each province to  host these seminars and Donegal was selected as the venue in Ulster. CLG Dún na nGall are networking with other agencies to ensure an attendance of around 150. Two places are being held for each Donegal Club but only until March 7th. Clubs wishing to avail of these places need to contact in advance of this date. The venue is the LYIT in Letterkenny and it  it runs from 2pm to 4pm. The age group is 50 plus.

In an era where we are all expected to live longer, the seminar is linked into a project whereby the GAA and Trinity College Dublin have come together to highlight the secrets to successful aging in a series of free regional events.


Did you know?

  • People living by the sea are less likely to be depressed?
  • People in rural communities report stronger levels of social cohesion than those in Dublin?
  • Optimists live longer?
  • Friendship and good social life are as important as low cholesterol for heart disease?
  • Quality of life continues to get better after 50 for almost another 30 years?


These nuggets of knowledge, and much more, will be explored by Professor Rose Anne Kenny, an international expert in healthy ageing, as part of this series of public talks entitled ‘How to Age Well: Evidence from TILDA’.

TILDA is the Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing, the over-arching aim of which is to make Ireland the best place to grow old in the world. Hosted by the Donegal GAA Health and Wellbeing Committee, this engaging seminar is open to all members of the public, young and old alike.

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Thu 21st Feb

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