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Do Something - Challenge Ageism and Prevent Elder Abuse Workshops

Everyone, no matter what age, young or old, can play a part in challenging ageism and preventing elder abuse.

Age Action Ireland, in association with Cosc (The National Office for the prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence), are raising awareness of ageism and elder abuse and what you can do to help prevent it.

Intergenerational workshops were held in October 2013 and November 2015 to raise awareness of the issues around elder abuse and ageism with people of all ages. In particular, it was targeted at younger people and people who work with younger people (e.g. youth workers, teachers etc.) so that awareness and prevention would be encouraged from as young an age as possible. The "Do Something - Challenge Ageism & Prevent Elder Abuse" leaflet (link below) sets out the facts around elder abuse and ageism and what you can do to help prevent it.

The Challenge Ageism & Prevent Elder Abuse leaflet

For more information about this initiative, please contact

Corona Joyce
Senior Policy Officer
Age Action Ireland
10a Grattan Crescent
Dublin 8
Tel. 01 4756989
Fax. 01 4756011

The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence

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STOP67 calls for inclusion of advocates for women and older people on Pensions Commission

(13 November) The STOP67 Coalition has expressed its disappointment at the failure of the Government to appoint sufficient members to the Pensions Commission who reflect the interests of those most affected by the proposed pension age increase and, in particular, organisations representing women and older people. The Coalition includes the National Women’s Council (NWC), SIPTU, Age Action and Active Retirement Ireland.

In a letter to An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, the Coalition said it was “shocked and surprised” that the Commission does not include the representatives of so many of those directly affected by the proposed pension age increase. This followed the announcement by the Government of the members of the Commission, which is due to assess whether the pension age should be increased to 67 years and to set out a future plan for the pension system.