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Celebrate Africa Day

Published 25/05/2021

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Tuesday May 25th 2021 is AFRICA DAY and at 10.30am Age Action will be hosting a zoom webinar to celebrate and highlight the work of the AFFORD II programme,

and shine a spotlight on the Arts, Culture and Heritage of Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

The AFFORD II programme addresses issues for older people such as;

Income insecurity, lack of pensions and social protection support, lack of access to age-appropriate health services, age discrimination and lack of consideration of older people in policies.

Age Action works to increase awareness in Ireland of the needs of older people in developing countries, and increase public understanding of and engagement with issues related to global ageing.

This programme is carried out in collaboration with our partners HelpAge International (INGO) and is funded by Irish Aid, the Irish Government’s overseas development programme.

We will have input from each of the countries involved in the programme, and will have some special guests join us.

 

Time: May 25, 2021 10:30 AM Dublin

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83640882672?pwd=UnI4K2JzQU5oTFhjRy9HM2U2TzdQZz09

 

Meeting ID: 836 4088 2672

Passcode: 793949

Hope to see you there!

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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.