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Age & Opportunity age and opportunity

Age & Opportunity is the Irish national agency working to:
Challenge negative attitudes to ageing and older people.
Promote greater participation by older people in society.
Age & Opportunity works in a broad range of areas from the arts to physical activity, from challenging ageism to promoting greater empowerment by older people.

The Arts
Age & Opportunity works closely with the major national arts venues and with arts organisations to promote older people's involvement in the arts, as artists, events organisers and as audience.

Go For Life campaign
aims to get older people more active and involved in recreational sport and challenges the belief that physical activity is only of benefit to younger people

Creating awareness of ageism
All of Age & Opportunity's work is designed to challenge negative attitudes to ageing and older people

The Media
Age & Opportunity works with the media, encouraging an open-minded approach on issues concerned with older people.

Links with the Health Services
Age & Opportunity has close links with the regional health boards, which facilitate an interchange of ideas and information.

Public Libraries
Many libraries have initiated projects in partnership with local groups of older people, in particular establishing senior reading groups

A regular newsletter, Challenging Attitudes, reports on the organisation's activities and keeps readers abreast of new publications, educational opportunities, legislation and international developments in this rapidly changing area

Address: Age and Opportunity,
  Challenging Attitudes to Ageing,
  Marino Institute of Education,
  Griffith Avenue,
  Dublin 9.
Tel: 01 - 805 7709
Fax 01 - 853 5117
Email: info@olderinireland.ie
Web: www.olderinireland.ie

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