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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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Older people’s organisations say Government response to financial pressure of COVID-19 is piecemeal and inadequate

 (Tuesday, 31 March 2020) Age Action and Active Retirement Ireland have described the Government extension of the fuel allowance as ‘piecemeal and inadequate’.

 Age Action & Active Retirement Ireland today criticized the piecemeal nature of the Government’s response to the financial challenges facing older people affected by the COVID-19 crisis. They argue that close to 70% of pensioners will not benefit from the announcement.