After months of planning, hundreds of events took place around the country to celebrate Positive Ageing Week 2014 and in Tipperary town, a Tea Dance with great music, song and refreshments took place in the Excel Arts centre. The Tipperary Active Retirement Association (T.A.R.A.) organised the tea dance in conjunction with Postive Aging week that runs from October 1st to 9th.
“We’re delighted with the day and everyone is so good to come. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did having them here,” said Chairperson Siobhan O’Dwyer. “The positive aging message is so important and I believe you should try to keep active, keep in communication with people and socialise as much as possible.”
Ladies clubs from Galbally and Anacarty and members of Moorehaven attened teh event enjoying recitations, sing-a-longs and dancing to toe-tapping music provided by Stephan & Grace and Tony O’Dwer on tin whistle. There was a special presentation to Sr. Maraid Ryan celebrating her diamond anniversary that ties in with the 150th year anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy Convent Tipperary Town.
This is the 12th year of Positive Ageing Week that has expanded rapidly due to the enthusiasm of older people and their communities who have embraced the idea and made it their own.
There is social dancing in the Community Centre, St. Michael Street, Tipperary town every Tuesday from 2.30 to 4pm. All are welcome.