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New course in older people and international development

Published 25/08/2016


Age Action is organising a new four-week course exploring the role and lives of older people in Ireland and developing countries. 

The course will look at some of the human rights and justice issues faced by older people including income security, health, perceptions of older people, human rights and climate justice.

The course will engage participants in an interactive and enjoyable learning environment, through the use of small group exercises, discussion, debate, video and photographs.

Kijakazi, from Tanzania is a volunteer health worker who educates people in her community about HIV and AIDS. © Jeff Williams/HelpAge International
Kijakazi, from Tanzania is a volunteer health worker who educates people in her community about HIV and AIDS. © Jeff Williams/HelpAge International

Who's it for?

The course is aimed at older people or those working with older people. Those with an interest in older people and/or international development are also welcome!

Where's it on?

The course will take place at the Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier St. Dublin 2.

When's it on?

The course is in four parts and will take place from 11am to 3pm on the following days:

  • Thursday 20 October 2016
  • Thursday 27 October 2016
  • Thursday 3 November 2016
  • Thursday 10 November 2016

The course is free but to ensure attendance a €25 refundable deposit is required.

Places are limited so book soon. To reserve a place contact Lianne at or call her on 01 475 6989.

Lunch will be provided at each session so please advise of any allergies when registering.



Age Action Ireland to benefit from Gas Networks Ireland Survey

Gas Networks Ireland is raising money for Age Action. If you've recently called their contact centre or had work done by them, you might receive a text from Gas Networks asking for your feedback. For every response received, they'll donate €2 to Age Action. There is no obligation to participate.

How It Works - If you've had contact with Gas Networks Ireland service centre or had work carried out by them, you may receive a message from Marie Lyster, their Customer Experience Manager. This message is an invitation to share your feedback. 

By providing feedback – only if you choose to – you'll be supporting Age Action Ireland. For every piece of feedback received, Gas Networks Ireland will donate €2 to our organisation. This contribution can support our efforts to improve the lives of older people in Ireland.You won't be asked for any bank details or money. Gas Networks Ireland is handling all the donations.

If you would rather not get these texts, just let them know and you won’t be included.  If you are over 65yrs old, you can contact them directly on their Age-Friendly service.  See their contact details here.

For Corporate Clients- Please note that Gas Networks donate €50 for each qualitative interview their commercial customers take part in.

Details on Gas networks customer surveys is available here.

For more information about our work and other ways to get involved with Age Action, please click here.