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Public meeting to discuss ‘Care of Older Citizens’ in Dundalk tonight

Public meeting to discuss ‘Care of Older Citizens’ in Dundalk tonight

A public meeting to discuss ‘Care of Older Citizens’ will take place at 8pm in Dundalk tonight.

The event at The Lisdoo will be attended by Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly TD, who will address the gathering, which is hosted by local Councillor John McGahon.

The meeting will also be attended by Louth TD Peter Fitzpatrick with other speakers including Marie Hayes, Development Manager with County Louth Citizens Information Service, Saidbe Mulligan, Information Officer with Dundalk Citizens Information Centre and a representative from the HSE.

Speaking in advance of the meeting, Cllr McGahon said: “This is a public event designed to raise awareness and help provide information on the care of our older citizens. I’m delighted that Minister Daly has agreed to come to Dundalk and host a public meeting on such an important topic. Everyone is welcome to attend on the night.

“The meeting will primarily focus on the Fair Deal Scheme, home care, the issue of loneliness amongst elderly people, Age Friendly Strategy. There will also be a Q&A session at the end.”

The meeting gets underway at 8pm and all are welcome to attend.

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