As part of Social Inclusion Week the Annette Halpin Memorial Tea Dance will take place this Thursday (23rd) in the Red Cow.
This event has been organised for the Active Retired living in the South Dublin County Council area. Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Paul Gogarty will officially open the Tea Dance at 4.00 pm.
The Tea Dance brings together volunteers and members of groups from all over the county and there has been an overwhelming response for tickets for this completely sold out event.
The numbers of persons living in the county aged 65 and over is set to rise over the next number of years and this ageing population offers both challenges and opportunities to the community.
A lot of the work with the elderly population in South County Dublin is carried out by volunteers all over the county and this is greatly appreciated by the people that avail of the services and also by the local authority.
South Dublin County Council work in partnership with many local organisations and statutory agencies to enhance the services to elderly people living in the county.
Tús Nua the Older Person’s Council for South Dublin is now established and is a platform for discussion about issue affecting them and social interaction.
The Tea Dance is named after late SDCC colleague Annette Halpin who played an integral role over the years in organising the Tea Dance.