Age NI is the leading charity for older people in Northern Ireland. The charity was formed as the result of the merger between Age Concern and Help the Aged in 2009. Our vision is a world where everyone can love later life.
Our society is ageing. More than 350,000 older people live here today, and there are more people over the age of 50 than under the age of 19. In the next twenty years, the number of people over 50 will increase by more than 30%.
As we grow older we face new challenges, and may face difficult issues like illness, poverty or loneliness. We still want to laugh, love and be needed. We want to stay independent and keep doing the things we love. We all want a fulfilling later life.
Age NI believes that living longer should be celebrated and that those who need help should be supported. We exist to support more people to love later life now and in the future. We want to make people think differently about what it means to get older, because age affects us all in different ways.
A world where everyone can love later life
Our vision is ambitious. It won’t be easy to get there, and it won’t be a quick journey, but we believe it’s how things should be for older people and we work every day to achieve this.
We have six charity stores, selling an ever-changing range of goods - many of which we rely on the goodwill of you to donate. Our stores also act as a gateway to the rest of Age NI.
Our volunteers are helping older people across Northern Ireland make the most of later life. Would you like to volunteer?
Read how to get involved
Our family also includes Age Cymru, Age UK and Age Scotland, as well as Age International, who support vulnerable older people in more than 40 countries worldwide.
'I absolutely love the opportunities I have in later life to have fun and help others to have fun too.'
Together we can help older people make the most of later life