The Marigold Festival Comes to Wexford!

The Marigold Festival Series – Committed to Healthy & Active Ageing

Marigold Active Retirees Pic

Retirees are invited to attend the Marigold Festival Series hosted throughout the country this spring. The event will share the latest insights on how to live a healthy and active life no matter what age you are.

This is the second annual Marigold Festival series hosted by Active Retirement Ireland in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care.  Both organisations are committed to encouraging people of all ages to live a happy, healthy and independent life and have come together to bring a positive, fun-filled day of activities throughout the country. Please click Marigold Schedule for further information on dates, locations etc. for The Marigold Festival.

Anne Doyle - Marigold

Retired RTÉ broadcaster Anne Doyle will be the guest of honour and will be on hand to speak about what active retirement means to her.  The renowned journalist, presenter and newsreader retired in 2011 and her support of the Marigold Festival is a reminder that even though our lifestyle may change in our older years, there is still plenty of opportunity to live a fun, full and active life.

The Marigold Festival presents an opportunity for the local community to come together and help each other to live life to the full whether we are 30, 60 or 80 years of age. A programme of events has been put in place that promotes healthy living with talks, workshops and stands on topics such as nutrition, exercise and memory maintenance.

A Home Instead Senior Care dementia care specialist will be on hand to discuss dementia care at home and the recent publication of ‘Confidence to Care’, a resource for family caregivers providing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia care at home. This is the first book published by the home care provider and it is available to purchase from  All proceeds will be donated to dementia-related causes and charities.

“At Home Instead Senior Care we believe in living life to the full. The Marigold Festival is for people who are young at heart and believe life is for living. We are delighted to be working with Active Retirement Ireland to bring this fun-packed, yet informative day to retirees across the country. It’s an event not to be missed,” says Ed Murphy, CEO of Home Instead Senior Care.

Deirdre Patel of Active Retirement Ireland said: “Ireland has a vibrant community of retired and semi-retired people and we are delighted to host this very special festival with Home Instead Senior Care. I hope every person who attends, no matter what their age, enjoys the day but also learns something new that could help to transform their life in some small or major way.”

The Marigold Festival is a celebration of life with attendees enjoying a fun day out, showcasing the fact that a full, active life is possible no matter what your age. For further details please contact your local Active Retirement Ireland by clicking here or Home Instead Senior Care office by clicking here or call on 053 9184042.

A Letter from Active Retirement Ireland

Dear Exhibitor/Visitor

Active Retirement Ireland, in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care, is again hosting the Marigold Festival Series by running eight HEALTH & WELLBEING DAYS around the country between May and June 2015. Wexford Marigold day will be held in Whites Hotel Wexford June 17th 10:30 am – 4pm. We are hoping to have between 4000/5000 footfall.  All stands will be €100.

These days are a great opportunity for you to meet with ARI members and to connect with our Active Retirement Associations (we have 560 associations and 24,500 members).  I do hope you can join us this year and if you are interested in booking an exhibitor space please contact Kelly.

Kind regards.

Kelly Patricia Dundavan MBE.

S.E.R Developement Officer

Active Retirement Ireland
Tel 051 593836 Mob 087 6372084