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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.