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Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing? Positive Ageing Week 2020

Published 25/09/2020

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As we learn to live with, and recover from, the impact of COVID-19, we have an opportunity to address inequalities experienced by older people, value their role in society, and ensure that the diversity of their voices is heard, informing decisions that affect them. Although events and activities will take place in limited numbers or virtually due to social gathering restrictions, we are hopeful that people of all ages across Ireland will take this opportunity to reflect on these themes within their families, communities, and workplaces. 

Organising an Event?

Age Action encourages organisers of events to register them on the dedicated PAW webiste www.positiveageingweek.com

You can download posters to advertise your event here.

As a result of the current public health measures it will not be possible to hold public events during Positive Ageing Week 2020.  Any events will be held virtually.  Age Action realises that not everyone has access to technology, or the broadband needed to support such virtual gatherings but we would hope that those who have can engage with some/all of the events will do so during the week.

You can find out what is happening in your area here

If you want to get in touch with an idea for an event or to let us know about your event please contact: paw@ageaction.ie

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Age Action Calls for €23 Increase in the State Pension

Budget 2023 Credit Frederica Aban

(Tuesday 26 July 2022) 

Budget 2023 – No Ordinary Budget for Extraordinary Times

Age Action Calls for €23 Increase in the State Pension

Age Action, Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation on ageing and older persons, is calling for a €23 increase in the State Pension saying that Budget 2023 cannot be an ordinary budget. Age Action argues that Budget 2023 needs to deliver an evidence-based increase in the State Pension that is poverty-proofed and equality-proofed – a €23 increase in the State Pension is the minimum amount required to maintain the State Pension’s spending power. The reality of high price inflation is that the full rate contributory State Pension will lose €22.80 in spending power in 2022 and will further lose spending power in 2023 as inflation will still be high.