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Fundraise for Age Action | Skydive 2016

Run a marathon, hold a fundraiser or take part in one of our fundraising events. YOUR SUPPORT will change the lives of older people for the better!        

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Every donation we receive goes directly to our life-changing support services. YOUR GIFT will make a huge difference to the lives of countless older people.  

Age Action | Get your company involved | Corporate Fundraising

Companies, big and small, are supporting us in making Ireland the best place in the world to grow older! Check out the many ways that YOUR COMPANY and YOUR STAFF can get involved.       

Membership | Age Action Ireland

The more members we have, the stronger we are - it’s as simple as that - and the stronger we are the more we can do to FIGHT FOR OLDER PEOPLE in Ireland.

Charity Shops | Age Action Ireland

Our stores are a vital source of income and a hub for the local community. We could not do this without YOUR GENEROSITY.

Volunteer with Age Action

Volunteering YOUR TIME AND SKILLS allows us to offer our services to more older people. Find out about our current volunteering opportunities.     

Positive Ageing Week

Positive Ageing Week begins on September 30th.  Events will take place all over Ireland. Click to find out more and GET INVOLVED!

Tax Relief on Donations

Are you interested in donating more than €250 in one calendar year? If so, you are eligible to tax relief on that donation.

Did Budget 2020 Take Steps Towards a Fairer Society for an Ageing Population?

 

The Government's Budget 2020 choices did not include measures to address the inequalities faced by older people living in Ireland who are family members and contributors to our communities. Budget 2020 did not offer the majority of older people the support they need to meet the rising cost of living that is anticipated by the impacts of Brexit and it did not offer a concrete plan to support us to age in place.

 

Equality for older people requires the re-distribution of resources; power and influence; status and standing; and respect.  While the Government has increased some secondary benefits with the view to targeting people in the most vulnerable situations, which is a sensible approach, it has to be acknowledged that if people had adequate income to meet the true cost of ageing, they would be able to have choice over how to spend their money to best meet their specific needs.

The net affect of Budget 2020 on the income of older person headed households is;

  • Those under 80 and living with another person are €1.08 better off per week following Budget 2020 and have seen a weekly increase of €11.68 since 2009

 

  • For those under 80 and living alone, they are €6.08 better off per week following Budget 2020, and have seen a weekly increase of €20.48 on 2009 income

 

  • For those over 80 and living with another person, their weekly income has risen by €1.08 in Budget 2020, and €11.68 since 2009

 

  • For those over 80 and living alone, they are better off by €6.08 per week following Budget 2020, and €20.48 since 2009.

 

Some people who are over 80 are people in the most vulnerable situations in our society with no capacity to increase their income while dealing with the increasing cost of ageing. A person over 80, not living alone, received €1.08 per week to cope with Brexit, the carbon tax increase and the rising cost of living in 2020. It is on the backs of these people that our economy has been built: these are the same women and men who lived through the Marriage Bar, shouldered several recessions and are now dealing with the accumulated disadvantages. In working for equality, it is critical that we focus on equality of outcomes not just equality of opportunity.