Older People’s Council using theatre to promote Age Friendly Thinking

Cavan Older People’s Council are working on a new piece of theatre, devised by their group working with a theatre practitioner. The members of the Council are interested to explore and express issues that are of concern to them in contemporary Ireland and in particular matters that affect the life and health of Irish Society, as we age. Drama facilitator Maura Williamson has been appointed to work with the group during April and May through writing and improvisation workshops. The play will be honed by the facilitator and rehearsed by the group for a series of performances by the Older People’s Council in early Summer 2018.




Older People’s Council


The Older Person’s Council are elected to be a representative voice for older people in the county. The Members of the Council, are elected on a geographic basis and are joined by sectoral interests including Positive Age and Cavan and Monaghan Community Area Services (CAMCAS).

The members work to deliver on the actions of the Age Friendly County Strategy, 2017-2019 and since their inception the Council have been proactive to ensure that Cavan is a better place for all citizens to grow older. 




Maura Williamson holds an M.A. in Drama Therapy from NUI, Maynooth. She is a drama leader with Leitrim Youth Theatre and has a developed practice working with young people with special abilities. Her award winning play Faded Footsteps is popular on the One Act Drama Circuit.

This theatre project is an initiative of Cavan County Council Social Inclusion office and the Arts Office and is supported by the Arts Council.



Further details on the project form Social Inclusion Office or Arts Office Cavan County Council 049 43 78588/ 8548.


Date and time:

11 Apr 2018 - 18 Jul 2018

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