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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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A Fair Society for All? Listening to the Voices of Older People

Often, inequalities experienced by older people reflect an accumulated disadvantage which can be as a result of factors such as socio-economic status, health, gender, location. How existing inequalities impact on us as we age is something we in Age Action explored through a panel discussion 10 September – A Fair Society For All? Listening to the Voice of Older People – in Croke Park, on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting 2019.

An audience of over 160 people, including members of Age Action and people working in the ageing sector, joined the conversatoin which included a panel disucssion moderated by the CEO Paddy Connolly. The discussion centred on a discussion paper, Equality for All - Older People for Equality, published by Age Action in advance.The  panel set the scene with inputs from Michael Taft, Economist and political economy columnist, Colette Bennett, Policy Analyst Social Justice Ireland, Deirdre Garvey, CEO The Wheel, Ailbhe Smith, Co-Director of Together for Yes.