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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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Input into the Nursing Home Expert Panel on perspectives and experiences in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic

(17 June) The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs, represented by Age Action, is meeting with the Nursing Home Expert Panel to communicate perspectives and experiences in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on nursing homes, with a particular focus on planning the further responses to nursing homes’ needs over the next 18 months.  National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), chaired by the Government’s Chief Medical Officer, was established in January. It has been providing direction, guidance, support and expert advice on the development and implementation of Ireland’s strategic response to the pandemic. The Panel is due to report to the Minister for Health by end June 2020 and is has undertaken a public consultation details of which are available here.