Rural Lisburn Celebrate International Day of Older Persons


Rural Lisburn recently celebrated The International Day of Older People with almost 60 attending an event arranged in Maghaberry Community Centre to celebrate their contribution to society.

Wendy McDowell welcomed everyone along, discussing International Older Persons Day and how valuable our older people are to our society.

Attendees had an opportunity to speak one-to-one with and receive information from ‘Make the Call’ and ‘Caring Communities Safe and Well.’ There were two speakers present – Emma McQuillan, Caring Community Officer from Caring Communities Safe & Well (SET) and Stephen Strange, Improving Benefit Uptake who encouraged everyone to avail of their service/volunteer themselves.

A light lunch was provided & thoroughly enjoyed and the audience enjoyed a sing-along with the entertainment provided.