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Older, Wiser…and Homeless - Counselling for Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Dublin Simon Community Sure Steps Counselling Service
Written by: Andrea Koenigstorfer
Dublin Simon Community Sure Steps Counselling Service

The importance of mental health care for the elderly has been recognised in recent years. In the 2006 census, people aged 65+ made up 11 per cent of the population – by 2041 this will have increased to 22 per cent. 

One former ambassador’s new calling spreading the gospel of U3A

Donal Denham and Dun Laoghaire Dalkey U3A Group
Written by: Donal Denham
Co-founder, Dun Laoghaire Dalkey U3A

After more than four decades of distinguished service in Irish diplomacy, Donal Denham was sent (unwillingly) into mandatory retirement in 2015. He writes for Age Action about his career, coping with retirement and helping to start a brand new U3A group in Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey.

Our shops are both vital source of funding and community hub - and they may be coming to a location near you

Vintage Night Age Action Shop Camden Street
Written by: Gail Kennedy
Retail Manager, Age Action

In 2017 Age Action celebrates the 20th anniversary of the opening of its first charity shop at Camden Street, Dublin by taking the number of shops around Ireland to seven. Gail Kennedy, who has recently taken over as Retail Manager, writes about the expansion plans - and the importance of the shops to Age Action’s work.

Volunteer Maureen Cullinane on the power of staying busy, learning the Irish language and life lessons from Steve Jobs!

Maureen Cullinane | Age Action | Volunteering for charity in Ireland
Written by: Maureen Cullinane
Age Action Getting Started Volunteer

Maureen Cullinane is 72 but instead of taking it easy, the Cork woman is learning the Irish language, making radio documentaries, hating housework and channelling her inner Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg to train her peers as part of Age Action’s Getting Started computer training. She writes about her experiences for the Age Action blog.

What matters most at the end of your life? Have your say in a new survey by the Irish Hospice Foundation

Irish Hospice Foundation Have Your Say survey on death, dying and bereavement in Ireland
Written by: Sharon Foley
CEO, The Irish Hospice Foundation

Sharon Foley, CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation, writes a special blog for Age Action to draw attention to a national survey where Irish people share their beliefs and wishes on dying, death and bereavement. The survey will form the basis of a new "Irish Charter on Dying, Death and Bereavement" to be published next year.

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