June 2, 2004

Garret Fitzgerald addresses N/S seminar on older people

Improving the Lives of Older People on the Island of Ireland : A Study Day

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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.

Photo taken at the Centre for Cross Border Studies/Atlantic Philanthropies North/South Study Day on Older People (from left to right): Ken Logue (Atlantic Philanthropies), Dr James McKenna (former Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland), Dr Garret FitzGerald (keynote speaker) and Mr Paddy-Joe McClean.
At the Centre for Cross Border Studies/Atlantic Philanthropies North/South Study Day on Older People (from left to right): Ken Logue (Atlantic Philanthropies), Dr James McKenna (former Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland), Dr Garret FitzGerald (keynote speaker) and Mr Paddy-Joe McClean.

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.

PROGRAMME

Chairman: Dr James McKenna, former Chief Medical Officer of Northern Ireland and President, Age Concern Northern Ireland<

10.00 am Registration
10.20 Introduction by Ken Logue, Programme Executive,The Atlantic Philanthropies
10.40 Keynote speaker:
Dr Garret FitzGerald, former Taoiseach and Board Member of Age Action (Republic of Ireland), followed by questions
keynote address
11.30 Refreshments
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]
1.00 Lunch
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?
3.45 Close

See the list of attendees .

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