Press Release from Irish Senior Citizens Parliament
Irish Senior Citizens Parliament is strongly urging Government today to ease the confinement that Older People are enduring with fortitude and forbearance for the greater good.
The majority of Older People are finding cocooning particularly difficult. They miss the opportunity to go out into the fresh air and to experience the sun on their face as they walk.
Older People like all others across the life cycle are individuals so blanket ‘cocooning’ based purely on age “ is difficult and some view it as ageist.
They are law abiding, but are beginning to question the blanket ban.
As adults , their view is, that they are capable of using discretion and the benefit they will experience in general well being, fitness, mental and general health will be immeasurable.
Many are saying that the impact on them and their families has been very negative and a some lifting of the Lock Down should be a priority.
An element of cabin fever is beginning to set in.
Particular difficulties are emerging in households for couples and also where several people comprise in the same household.
Their normal routines have been disrupted and in particular their individual rhythms which are resulting in tensions.
They really want a facility to get out for a walk alone as a break from caring or other duties which fall to them.
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