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We are delighted to invite you to join Age Action in celebrating Positive Ageing Week (27th September - 1st October) by supporting our Positive Ageing Week Raffle.
Reconnecting Our Communities by Reframing Ageing is the theme for Positive Ageing Week (PAW) 2021 and aims to challenge the negative stereotypes about ageing and older people that we have seen over the last year. The portrayal of older people as vulnerable, frail, in need of care and protection during COVID-19 failed to recognise the diversity of older people and we hope PAW will be an opportunity for communities to reconnect while also reframing how we think, feel and act about older people and ageing.
Age Action challenges ageism to create a more inclusive society for all of us as we age through our advocacy work, which is based on the lived experience of older people across Ireland. As an advocacy organisation, we want to effect positive change in relation to ageing and our advocacy focus underpins every area of our work.
One example of our advocacy work is our involvement in the Raise the Roof: Homes for All campaign. Age Action, motivated by intergenerational solidarity, is a member of the Raise the Roof campaign to tackle the continuing housing crisis affecting people of all ages in Ireland. We advocate for a referendum on the right to housing in addition to seeking genuine housing options for older people to support all of us to age in place.
With your support we can continue to advocate for all of us as we age, as funds raised from the Positive Ageing Week Raffle will go towards our ongoing advocacy work. Sincere thanks for your loyal support for our fundraising raffles in the past and please do not feel obligated in any way if you are not able to support this raffle, I completely understand. But if you can help, you will be supporting us to build a more inclusive Ireland.
And good luck with your raffle entry!
Each ticket is €3, with a book of 10 tickets being €30. There is no limit for entry. Please note the cash prizes and dates below.
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Due to the large volume we are still getting into our office, we've decided to extend the raffle until the Friday the 15th to be able to process all the tickets that have been sent in! The draw will now take place on Monday the 18th!
Our Mission is:
‘To achieve fundamental change in the lives of all older people by empowering them to live full lives as actively engaged citizens and to secure their rights to comprehensive high quality services according to their changing needs’.
Our mission statement reflects our commitment to ensuring that our work is aimed at mobilising and supporting older people.
- We will mobilise and empower older people to advocate on behalf of themselves, their families and their communities as a key element of our advocacy work. As part of this work we will also challenge attitudes towards ageing and older people.
- We will continue to promote the adoption of a life course approach which recognises ageing as a lifelong process. We will particularly focus on highlighting the needs of the most disadvantaged of older people.
- This work will be informed by best international practice and will raise awareness of the needs of older people in developing countries, promoting global policies to protect and support older people.
- Our services and programmes will support older people and their families to live full and independent lives and we will endeavour to ensure these services and supports are models of good practice.