Older People

Active Retirement Ireland

Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) is a national membership organisation that aims to enable older people to lead a full, happy and healthy life through a range of opportunities organised by local older people themselves through local Active Retirement Associations.

ARI has a membership of 457 local associations.

Membership of the local associations is open to retired men and women over the age of 55 years. Our philosophy is based on older people doing things for themselves.

Age Action Care and Repair Programme

The Care & Repair Programme was established to carry out “odd jobs” for  older people and to provide a befriending service. The programme is currently based in Dublin, Galway and Cork, and on a franchise basis in other locations around the country. Care & Repair is funded by Irish Life Plc.

The main aim of the Programme is to assist older people to carry out necessary small repairs and improvements to their homes, enabling them to live independently in the community in increased comfort and safety.

Age Action Ireland

Age Action supports and advocates for equality and human rights for all older people.

Everything we do is based on a recognition of the diversity of identity and situation among older people and a concern for equality for all older people. In addressing ageing, our work includes a concern to influence perspectives on and responses to ageing. This pursuit of equality and human rights is underpinned by our work to promote ageing in place, life‐long learning, and health and wellbeing for older people, empowering them to live as active citizens.

Bealtaine Festival

Ireland’s national celebration of creativity as we age. The Bealtaine Festival is run by Age and Opportunity. Each year during May all over the country Bealtaine events run in arts centres, theatres, libraries, galleries, community centres, local halls, care settings, cultural spaces and even in the open air.

Bluebird Care Kerry/West Cork

Bluebird Care is dedicated to providing professional, safe, quality health and social care services in a dignified, respectful and compassionate manner to all its customers.

Our Values

At Bluebird Care we value our customers and the staff who care for them. We treat all of our customers with respect, dignity, compassion and kindness. Our staff work in a diligent, professional and courteous manner and uphold the high standards of conduct and performance which is expected of each staff member within the organisation.

Care Alliance Ireland

Care Alliance Ireland is the National Network of Voluntary Organisations supporting family carers.

Our aims include:

  • To enhance the status and well being of family carers, through supporting the work and activities of family carers organisations.
  • To promote research into family carers lives, and to promote the sharing of information and ideas between family carer organisations.

Our Work includes: Quarterly Newsletters, Regular E-mail Bulletins, Annual Conference, Research in Family Carers, Advocacy, Representation at National Level.

CareBright

WHAT WE DO

CareBright are a social enterprise providing care in the community for over 22 years. We are a leading provider of quality homecare in Munster. Our focus is on supporting people to live in their own homes for longer. We provide services to older persons, persons with intellectual disabilities, post-operative care, specialised dementia care, companionship and general support. CareBright Community is Ireland’s first purpose-built community for people living with dementia.

COPE Galway

COPE Galway is a community based voluntary organisation which enables the people of Galway to recognise and address the challenges posed by inequality and isolation in society.

COPE Galway works closely with partners in the community to provide targeted services - including a refuge for women and children affected by domestic violence, accommodation for homeless people and sustenance and social supports for older people at home.

 

Crosscare's Services for Older People

Our services for older people promote for the care and welfare of older people living alone in Dublin and aim to improve the quality of life for older people, particularly those who are most disadvantaged and vulnerable through services, activities and advocacy.

These services include:

Dementia Elevator

Dementia Elevator is an education and empowerment programme to help individuals, communities and health systems engage with and support people with dementia. On this site you will find a range of free training programmes and other resources which you can use to learn more about supporting people with dementia.

The main motivation behind Dementia Elevator is to achieve ageing in place for people with dementia, by ensuring that there are people with the right skills to make staying at home a more obvious choice than is currently the case.