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Opportunities for Employees

Volunteer on One of Our Programmes

Volunteer on One of Our Programmes

Are you good at DIY? Do you have time to visit an older person for a chat and a cuppa? If so why not volunteer on our Care & Repair programme - a light handyman and home visitation service for older people - 22,000 jobs were completed in 2013.

Opportunities for Employees

Do you enjoy surfing the net and sending emails and text messages? Then why not teach an older person these skills through our Getting Started computer and mobile phone training programme - 20,000 older people have been trained to date.

Donate Clothes or Goods

Donate Clothes or Goods

Spring clean your home and organise a staff donation day where staff bring in unwanted clothes or bric-a-brac, books and household wares.  Our collection service will organise collection of goods on a pre-arranged date.

Are you a follower of fashion? Do you have an interest in vintage clothing and furniture? Why not help out in one of three Age Action Charity Shops in Dublin city centre, Dun Laoghaire and Monaghan.

Organise an Employee Fundraising Event

Organise an Employee Fundraising Event

Organise a staff team building social event for Age Action and we will provide promotional material such as posters, collection boxes and sponsorship cards. Event ideas could include a:

  • Sponsored walk or run
  • Coffee morning
  • Pub quiz
  • Race night
  • Participate in one of many Age Action fundraising events

Borrow an Age Action Positive Ageing Photography Exhibition

Borrow an Age Action Positive Ageing Photography Exhibition

This inspirational exhibition contains 30 wonderful photos and stories of older people still working, enjoying hobbies, hill walking, marathon running, graduating and enjoying life with family and friends. The exhibition could be displayed at a fundraising event such as a Coffee Morning / Clothes and Goods Donation event.

Nominate Age Action as your Company’s Charity of the Year

Age Action is Ireland’s leading charity promoting positive ageing and better policies and services for all older people. Working with and for older people, we aim to make Ireland the best place in the world in which to grow old. Choose Age Action as your Charity of the Year and help us make a real difference in the lives of older people.

If you would like more information on any of the above suggestions please contact us at fundraising@ageaction.ie

Age Action Ireland
10a Grattan Crescent
Dublin 8
Tel: 01 475 6989
Fax: 01 475 6011

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.