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Your Happy Place

Your Happy Place Calendar

Open call out for entries to Your Happy Place 2024

The Western Health & Social Service Trust is working in partnership with Derry City and Strabane District Council, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, the Public Health Agency and South West Age Partnership to produce an ‘Age Friendly Calendar 2024’ for across the Western Trust area.  

Entitled “Your Happy Place”, the calendar is an Age Friendly Initiative which aims to address emotional health in later years and encourages older people to take five simple steps - to connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and to give - to improve their wellbeing.

In advance of Positive Ageing Month Derry City and Strabane District Council are encouraging people aged 50+ to get involved in the calendar by participating in a competition by submitting a photograph or art piece of their Happy Place.  The image should capture what or where makes them feel happy. This should be created by a resident aged 50+ years and be within the Derry and Strabane District Council area.  Images can be a photograph or a painting (without people).  

Last year’s winner for this Council area was Declan Devine with his painting of his family’s old homestead at Doorat, Dunnamanagh around the mid 1960’s, which Declan recalls as “happy memories of a happy childhood” reflecting his Happy Place.

To enter

Please submit your entry by email to  [email protected] or alternatively post to Age Friendly Co-ordinator, Derry City and Strabane District Council, 98 Strand Road, Derry. BT48 7NN before 5pm on Monday 16th October.  Please note that posted entries cannot be returned.  

Download the 2023 calendar


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