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Information Service

Age Action operates a busy information service on older people's issues and services throughout Ireland. Trained information officers provide information or referrals to the appropriate organisations.

The service responds to queries from individuals and organisations about:


  • Pensions
  • Carer's allowance

Accommodation issues

  • Nursing homes
  • Sheltered housing
  • Living alone allowances


​Safety and security issues

  • Grants for personal alarms.

For more information on Personal Alarm providers in Ireland, please click here (PDF, size 20.8 KB).

Health concerns

  • Accessing community services like home help or occupational therapy. We advocate with the HSE on behalf of Older People. 

Employment issues

  • Age discrimination


  • Social activities
  • Arts activities
  • Sports activities
  • Information on Travel Insurance and financial services.

For an extensive list of Travel Insurance providers and comparative prices and conditions, please click here (PDF, size 17,7 KB).


  • Respite facilities
  • Carer's courses
  • Entitlements

Contact details

The information service is open from 9:30am-1:00pm and 2.00pm - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

More about Age Action

For more information on our services, please click here for our What We Do brochure (PDF, size 789 KB), or alternatively click on the links to our programmes below.


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