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Our Activities

Age Action's main activities are:

  • Advocacy and campaigning on behalf of all older people
  • Information service
  • Reference library
  • Publications including the monthly Ageing Matters in Ireland
  • Conferences, seminars and education and training programmes
  • National and international pilot projects to promote innovation and good practice
  • Development aid and education
  • Research and evaluation
  • Fund-raising, including charity shops
  • Liaison and co-operation with other organisations
  • Liaison and co-operation with other countries
  • Services including Care & Repair Programme, University of the Third Age (U3A), Intergenerational Activities and Getting Started (programme teaching older people how to use computers).

Age Action's main objectives are:

  • To improve communication and co-operation among the organisations and individuals concerned with ageing and older people.
  • To enhance the exchange of information and views about the needs of older people and the development of appropriate policies and services.
  • To promote greater interest and involvement in research.
  • To assist and undertake innovative projects and services for older people and their carers.
  • To assist statutory and voluntary agencies in developing more effective policies and services.

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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.