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Health and Ageing, Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, 5 June 2015

The European Parliament Information Office in cooperation with the HSE is organising a discussion with citizens on health and ageing.  Learn about European health initiatives and innovative local solutions and supports as well as voicing your opinion directly to European representatives. A keynote speech will be delivered by MEP Marian Harkin. This is a free event and will take place in The Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Friday, 5 June 2015 from 9.30 am to 1:00pm.  Prior registration is required.  Tel. (01) 6057900 or email:


9.30  Registration and refreshments

10.00    Welcome by John Hayes, Chief Officer, North West Community Healthcare Area, HSE

10.05    Marian Harkin, MEP, ‘Bridging local issues with Europe’

10.25    How European policies supports healthy ageing in Local Communities - Francis Jacobs, Head of European Parliament in Ireland

10.35    Q & A

11.00    Short break

Workshops Introductions - Participants choose to attend two from the following options:

1. Befriending and Care and Repair Schemes – Liam Hargan, Donegal Good Morning Service;

2. Dementia Aware Donegal - Diane Donnelly and Alastair Mc Kinney;

3. Social Prescribing - Lesley Newberry

12.15    Report on Workshops and short discussion

12.35    Donegal County Council - Age Friendly County Initiative

12.45    Concluding Remarks - John Hayes


European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
European Parliament Intergroup on Active Ageing, Intergenerational Solidarity and Familiy Issues
HSE - Services for older people in Ireland
Video: Going further together: The ageing population