24 Days of Movement – The most Active Advent Calendar in Ireland

An advent calendar is a December essential in the lead up to Christmas, but Age & Opportunity are offering a different type of advent calendar for older people this year. They have planned 24 days of seated and standing movement snacks for all abilities and motilities, kicking off today, December 1st. “It is often said […]

How has Covid-19 has impacted older people’s groups?

Covid-19 restrictions have been devastating for older people’s groups and fear of getting Covid-19 is the biggest barrier to recommencing group activities, including physical activity, according to a report released by Age & Opportunity today. The report examines The impact of Covid-19 on physical activity in older people’s groups.   Age & Opportunity is the national […]

Sports grants for 19 Older Groups in Offaly announced by Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life Programme

19 Offaly groups will receive a total of €6,220 to fund physical activity for older people 1,028 grants totalling almost €300,000 allocated to groups nationwide under 2018 programme €5.7m awarded to date by the National Grant Scheme 30,000 older people to benefit from investment The ‘Go for Life’ National Grant Scheme has celebrated a momentous […]

Communities in Offaly join forces to celebrate Bealtaine 2016

Age & Opportunity is delighted to announce an exciting line-up of County Offaly-based events which will take place during the month of May as part of Bealtaine 2016, Ireland’s annual festival of creativity as we age. Now in its 21st year, Bealtaine continues to be embraced by the Offaly community with many arts and cultural […]

300 Older People From 17 Counties Celebrating Sport On June 7th

300 older people from 17 counties will celebrate sport as part of Age & Opportunity’s annual Go for Life Games this Saturday June 7th at Dublin City University. Now in the third year Go For Life will bring together older participants along with their supporters for a festival of fun sporting activities. Each county will have teams taking part in three […]

Age & Opportunity Celebrates 25 Years by Offering Two Bursaries

As part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, Age & Opportunity is offering two bursaries to Ireland’s older community in an effort to encourage this demographic to make exceptional changes in their own lives and that of their communities.   The Life is for Living Bursary is open to applicants aged 60 years or more and offers the successful […]