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Our Vision and Mission | Age Action

The vision of Age Action is that Ireland becomes the best country in the world in which to grow older. Read more about our organisation's vision and mission.

open eir Silver Surfers Awards with Age Action

Nominations are now open for the Age Action Silver Surfer Awards which take place on 28 May. Nominate someone today!

Age Action | For all older people | Our core values

At the heart of our work are 16 core values which inform and guide every aspect of our advocacy, services, policies and practices.

Age Action | Media & Press

Member of the media? We can provide you with information and spokespeople for radio and television appearances.

Annual Reports | Age Action

Age Action publishes its annual report and accounts every year. Access our annual reports here.

Age Action | Recruitment & Jobs

There are often careers opportuniities with Age Action. Find out more about current job openings.

Board of Directors | Age Action

Find out more about the Board of Directors of Age Action.

Age Action | Staff

Find out more information about the Age Action staff.

Contact Us | Age Action

Depending on your needs, there are several easy ways to contact Age Action. Find out more here.

Age Action | Corporate Governance

Learn more about how we aim to achieve the highest standards of corporate governance.

Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messaging

As an associate member of Dóchas we commit to a set of principles that we will avoid stereotypical or sensational images from the developing world.

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My Legacy Month

My Legacy Month is an initiative for the month of November during which My Legacy and their 65 member charities ask the public to consider leaving a legacy gift in their will to a charity they care about. But what exactly is this? It is simply a gift, something that you can give after you have made provisions for loved ones or family members in your will.

 

At Age Action we recognise that every legacy gift we receive means that we have been remembered by someone in their will and so it is particularly meaningful to us. We welcome the financial benefit, which helps us continue and develop existing services or can kick start innovative new initiatives, but more importantly the gift is evidence that the person believes that we have, or can, make a positive difference in the lives older people in Ireland.

 

One of the largest legacies Age Action received, to date, was just over €100,000 which helped us strengthen our Care and Repair service to provide practical support and social contact to older people with the aim of helping them to remain living in their own homes, for longer, in increased safety and comfort. Age Action understands that as people get older, maintaining their home can become more difficult, particularly if they are experiencing mobility issues. Simply changing a lightbulb or weeding the garden can be challenging and paying someone to do it can be expensive for people who depend on the State Pension. 

 

We also receive regular smaller legacy gifts, which are just as important and meaningful to us and highlight that anyone can plan to include a cause close to their heart, like Age Action, in their will regardless of the size of their estate.

 

Caroline O’Connell, Head of Fundraising at Age Action says “Leaving a legacy gift to Age Action means that we can continue to make a difference for Ireland’s ageing population, in your memory.”

 

To find out more about My Legacy including how to make a will to ensure that your wishes are carried out you can visit mylegacy.ie or if you want to talk about how your legacy gift could make a difference to Age Action you can contact Caroline at headoffundraising@ageaction.ie.