Specsavers and Third Age host intergenerational event
To celebrate UN International Day of Older Persons on Saturday 01 October 2016, Specsavers in association with Third Age will host an intergenerational event in Albert Park at Dublin City University (DCU). People of all ages are invited to take part in Operation Conversation, a free family fun day which aims to combat social isolation and promote greater understanding and respect between generations.
Entertainment and activities
Legendary broadcaster Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh will launch the event which takes place at DCU, the world’s first age friendly university. Between 2.00-4.00pm, guests can look forward to a day of entertainment and activities including music, a photo booth, face painting and giant outdoor games at DCU, the world’s first Age Friendly University.
Sinead Clohessy said
Speaking ahead of the day, Specsavers Chairperson Sinead Clohessy said, ‘We are delighted to collaborate with Third Age for this innovative event which promotes intergenerational social connections and celebrates our ageing population. Many people who come to us with untreated hearing loss have withdrawn from social situations, leaving them feeling isolated and depressed, so it is fitting to work with a charity that works tirelessly to alleviate loneliness through communication and conversation.’
Specsavers is also hosting in-store events across the country on UN International Day of Older Persons and encouraging grandchildren to bring along their grandparents to celebrate their special relationship and enjoy some precious time together.