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Age NI Blog

Read the points of view from those working for and volunteering with Age NI.

Blog posts

  • Brexit – delivering a better future for us all as we age?

    The UK Prime Minister, Teresa May, formally began the process of the UK leaving the European Union by triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union on 29 March 2017.
  • Edel Quinn: Why older people need warm homes

    Rising energy prices, leaky, energy inefficient housing and low incomes have resulted in Northern Ireland having the highest rates of fuel poverty in the UK and one of the highest rates in No
  • Good for our health? – responding to the Bengoa report

    The response from the Minister for Health to the Bengoa report provides new hope that long awaited reforms to our health and social care services will be taken forward.
  • Time to stand up to ageism

    We are rightly proud of our ageing society and celebrate the opportunities as well as the challenges this brings to how we plan, design and deliver public services, support each other and connect to the communities we live in.
  • The Full Story

    It has always been important for charities to be open, honest and accountable about activities. People want to fully understand how their hard-earned donation is making a difference to a cause that is close to their heart, and rightly so.
  • Talking about my generation – dealing with the fall out from the EU referendum

    As we work through the implications of the EU referendum results we are left with lots of questions but little clarity about the practical impacts of this ‘brave new world’ on all our lives.
  • Stacey Lee - Volunteer Coordinator

    'I love my job as Volunteer Coordinator with Age NI! I get the chance to work with many amazing people who never fail to inspire me.'
  • Over half a million hours of care every year

    I've been working with the charity for 23 years and I've seen first-hand how important it is for older people, and their families, to get the little bit of care they need to stay as independent.

More blog posts

Celebrating the (older) women in your life
08/03/2016
Let's take a moment to reflect on the women, including older women, who have shaped our lives, our culture and our communities, often doing so quietly, without fuss or acknowledgement.

New Year - Care to Reflect?
29/01/2016
From concerns about the way that people are supported in residential homes, to hospital waiting lists and treatment times, a spotlight has been shone on how care is not always meeting our reasonable expectations.

Emma Taylor, My Life My Way
24/05/2015
My Life My Way is all about making small, positive changes that will support people to live well, to feel less isolated and to stay connected to family, friends and the wider community.

Maria Mullan, Dementia Programme Manager
23/05/2015
In my role as Dementia Programme Manager, I have responsibility for coordinating a music programme for people living with dementia. It can bring harmony to their life as they live with an illness which can bring discord.

Sharon Fitzpatrick, Care Manager
22/05/2015
Sharon Fitzpatrick is manager of Age NI's specialist dementia service located in Twin Spires, Belfast which provides care to older people who wish to remain in their own home.

Shelley Logue, Care Manager
22/05/2015
Shelley Logue tells us why she loves her job as Care Manager at Meadowbank Residential Home in Omagh.

Mandy Wilson, My Life My Way
19/05/2015
I am the Team Leader with Age NI's innovative programme, My Life My Way, which is supported by the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Out: Connecting Older People programme, and delivered in the Belfast and Northern Health and Social Care Trust areas.

Dementia
18/05/2015 Linda Robinson - Age NI Chief Executive
In Northern Ireland approximately 19,000 people are living with dementia, a number projected to rise to almost 60,000 by 2051, the fastest expected rate of increase in the UK (DHSSPS 2010).

Age Discrimination
05/03/2015 Irene Kingston - Age NI Consultative Forum
For me, there has been a niggling sense of unfairness in realising that older people in GB and the rest of Ireland have already got this legal protection – restricted, qualified, largely untested protection maybe, but there.

The End of the Beginning?
19/02/2015 Duane Farrell - Age NI Charity Director
So, the news is in - OFMdFM have announced that they will bring forward legislation which will protect people from discrimination on the grounds of age.

No surprises
12/06/2014 Duane Farrell - Age NI Charity Director

On the Scrapheap. A Hierarchy of Equality?
02/05/2014 Duane Farrell - Age NI Charity Director

321 calls for a nurse!
01/05/2014 Judith Cross

EU Day of Solidarity between Generations
29/04/2014 Linda Robinson - Age NI Chief Executive

Unanswered Questions
17/04/2014 Duane Farrell - Age NI Charity Director

Winners, losers and other ways to look at things
01/04/2014 Duane Farrell - Age NI Charity Director

Stop Age Discrimination
01/04/2014 Duane Farrell - Age NI Charity Director

Strategy’s Important!
19/06/2013 Duane Farrell - Age NI Charity Director

Prevention is Key
05/06/2013 Judith Cross

Social Care Reform
22/05/2013 Duane Farrell - Age NI Charity Director

Roisín Kerr: Ageist Stereotypes
09/05/2013 Roisín Kerr - Age NI Communications Manager

Care Home Closures
03/05/2013 Duane Farrell - Age NI Charity Director

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