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Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Our vision, which is both optimistic and ambitious, is that:

‘Ireland becomes the best country in which to grow older’.

Age Action Vision & Mission
Vision of Ageing in Society in Ireland: ‘Ireland becomes the best country in which to grow older’

Our Mission

Our mission is to: ‘To achieve fundamental change in the lives of all older people by empowering them to live full lives as actively engaged citizens and to secure their rights to comprehensive high quality services according to their changing needs’.

Our mission statement reflects our commitment to ensuring that our work is aimed at mobilising and supporting older people.

We will mobilise and empower older people to advocate on behalf of themselves, their families and their communities as a key element of our advocacy work. As part of this work we will also challenge attitudes towards ageing and older people.

We will continue to promote the adoption of a life course approach which recognises ageing as a lifelong process. We will particularly focus on highlighting the needs of the most disadvantaged of older people.

This work will be informed by best international practice and will raise awareness of the needs of older people in developing countries, promoting global policies to protect and support older people.

Our services and programmes will support older people and their families to live full and independent lives and we will endeavour to ensure these services and supports are models of good practice.

We will work with partners in the business and community sectors to support the development and expansion of these services.

Molly's story

Molly's story | Age Action | Keep the Lights On

Molly is 80. Last year her home was left in darkness because she couldn't climb on a chair to change a light-bulb.

We help people like Molly. You help us do that.

STOP67 calls for inclusion of advocates for women and older people on Pensions Commission

(13 November) The STOP67 Coalition has expressed its disappointment at the failure of the Government to appoint sufficient members to the Pensions Commission who reflect the interests of those most affected by the proposed pension age increase and, in particular, organisations representing women and older people. The Coalition includes the National Women’s Council (NWC), SIPTU, Age Action and Active Retirement Ireland.

In a letter to An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, the Coalition said it was “shocked and surprised” that the Commission does not include the representatives of so many of those directly affected by the proposed pension age increase. This followed the announcement by the Government of the members of the Commission, which is due to assess whether the pension age should be increased to 67 years and to set out a future plan for the pension system.