Improving the Lives of Older People on the Island of Ireland : A Study Day
The Atlantic Philanthropies and the Centre for Cross Border Studies
2 June 2004
Centre for Cross Border Studies, Armagh
On behalf of The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Centre for Cross Border Studies organised a private study day on Improving the lives of older people on the island of Ireland in Armagh on 2 June 2004. The keynote speaker was the former Taoiseach, Dr Garret FitzGerald, who is a board member of Age Action in the Republic of Ireland.
The study day brought together 35 people prominent in both jurisdictions in service providing voluntary organisations, campaigning and advocacy bodies, health and social service boards, government departments, activist and research groups, and the medical profession. They heard papers outlining the situation of older people in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and discussed what issues of common concern and gaps in provision and advocacy might be better tackled by working more closely across the border.
Chairman: Dr James McKenna, former Chief Medical Officer of Northern Ireland and President, Age Concern Northern Ireland<
|10.20||Introduction by Ken Logue, Programme Executive,The Atlantic Philanthropies|
Dr Garret FitzGerald, former Taoiseach and Board Member of Age Action (Republic of Ireland), followed by questions
|12.00 pm||Irene Kingston, Vice Chairperson, Age Concern Northern Ireland, on the situation of older people in Northern Ireland||briefing paper [203 kb]|
|12.30||Paul Murray, Head of Communications, Age Action, on the situation of older people in the Republic of Ireland||briefing paper [141 kb]|
|2.00||Break up into three workshops to discuss common concerns and issues, North and South|
|3.00||Final session: What can we do better together, North and South?|
See the list of attendees .