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New course in older people and international development

Published 25/08/2016

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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 ageinganddevelopment@ageaction.ie or call her on 01 475 6989.

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

 

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Call for Voices of Older People to be Heard

Age Action welcomes relaxation of some cocooning measures but criticises lack of consultation with older people.

 

 

(1 May) Age Action called for the Government to consult with older people as it plans for the longer-term impacts of Covid-19. To date, public health and Government advice has treated the over 70 age cohort as one. As a single age cohort people over the age of 70 have been subject to public health measures but not enabled to participate in the decision-making process that would ensure that their lived experience and their self-identified needs informs the outcome.