first_imgWith a population of 20,000​ people​ aged over 65 in Donegal, Home Instead Senior Care Donegal are celebrating the life of senior residents in the county with a fun event this week.The ‘Age is Just a Number’ event will be held in the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny on May 9th from 12noon to 4pm.As part of the Bealtaine Festival calendar of events, this is an event that celebrates aging and wisdom while offering everyone who comes along an opportunity to learn more about the services and offerings in Donegal to these young at heart residents and their families. A fun event for everyone, here’s some of what you can expect on the day:Practical Advice And Information StandsVirtual Reality Experience ,Travel The Globe Virtually!Meet The “Experts” Nutrition, Movement And MemoriesLifestyle And Wellness InformationGuest SpeakersTea And Coffee CornerMusic, Laughter, FriendshipShare Your Story CornerFree Draws To Win Some Great PrizesMartin Murphy director of Home Instead Senior Care in Donegal said: “Everyone is welcome, bring a parent or let them bring you! There will be information and support stands on everything from social groups like the active retirement group in the county to health and wellbeing advice and maybe even a game of bingo or two.”Martin added that a unique experience will be on offer on the day. A Raphoe company called Virtual Reality Design will be there with virtual reality headsets, giving those present the chance to experience a virtual walk around capital cities of the world, by wearing the special headsets while sitting in a comfy chair. Maybe even virtually visiting where they once lived and worked in earlier years. This is a unique experience at an event like this and it is unlikely that many of those attending will have had an opportunity like this before.A free tea and coffee corner will give guests an opportunity to tell your stories and share a yarn with others. Local personality and speaker Helen Kelly will be on hand to sit and chat with the visitors throughout the day, about the state of aging in Donegal and what can be done to help everyone going through it.Sr Helen KellyMartin is keen to point out the importance of supporting the aging population in the county.He highlighted obvious issues such as ill health, loneliness and general lack of confidence and is delighted groups like Donegal Volunteer Centre are attending to talk about opportunities for all ages to get involved in volunteering and sharing their knowledge and wisdom in the communities in which they live.Cara House will also be there to offer supports and practical information specifically for those who want to embrace their elder years while learning more about the supports on offer to them. Some of the other stands on the day includeThe Foot and Ankle Clinic,DLDCCancer Care WestNutrition AdviceChiropractorHealthy Ireland Donegal LibraryAll are welcome to call into ‘Age Is Just A Number‘ at Station House Letterkenny, 9th May, 12noon-4pm. For further information contact Martin at Home Instead Senior Care office Letterkenny (074) 911 [email protected] visit Home Instead Senior Care Donegal Facebook page for further information on this and all further events.Age is just a number! Home Instead celebrates aging with special event was last modified: May 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:age is just a numberelderlyeventshome instead senior careletterkennylast_img

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