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Age NI Signpost Express – February 2023

Age NI Signpost Express – February 2023

Age NI 2023 Calendar

Together with the Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Age Friendly Network NI, Age NI has launched its healthy ageing calendar for 2023, which is being distributed to over 50,000 older people across Northern Ireland.

The Age NI 2023 wellbeing calendar is packed with expert advice and information aimed at supporting older people to keep well. This year’s focus is on moving more to live more, emphasising the importance of physical activity for both physical and mental wellbeing.

If you or a loved one aged 65+ would like to request a copy from Age NI, please click on the link below or call Age NI on 02890 245729.

Request a Healthy Ageing Calendar


Age Sector Networks 
Age Sector Networks (ASNs) across Northern Ireland provide a strong community and voluntary infrastructure offering a range of vital services including befriending schemes, good morning calls, advice and support as well as group activities, arts and crafts projects, networking and engagement opportunities. They operate at a Council level strengthening the voice of older people, address their needs and reflect their views collaborating with Age friendly structures.

ASNs have been extremely busy in January with a great start to the year. Some key topics at the January 2023 online meeting included issues relating to: Cost of living, High Energy Bills, Access to Health & Social Care, Difficulty with Council funding forms, Getting connected, Digital exclusion, Loneliness and Mental Health. All networks have a range of great projects in 2023 offering compassionate services, signposting, warm places, volunteering and engagement opportunities.
Get in touch with Age Sector Networks


All Party Group on Ageing and Older People
All Party Group on Ageing and Older People. Age NI as Secretariat for this APG held a “Meet the Stakeholders” event on Monday 30th January in Parliament Buildings, Stormont.  There were 20 community and voluntary sector organisations all setting out their work and roles as advocates for older people.

Opening remarks were given by Claire Sugden MLA, Chair of APG. Some of the Exhibitors were: Lindsay Armstrong Volunteer Now; Stephen Brown Red Cross; Bernadine McCrory Alzheimers Society; Jenny Marshall MEAAP (ASN’s); Jamie Miller National Energy Action; Victoria O’Neill Volunteer Now; Shaun Paskin We are Hourglass; Angela Phillips Alzheimers Society; Eamon Quinn Engage with Age and 1 rep from G6; Vicki Titterington Linking Generations; Rachel Toner Groundworks NI, Elaine Curry – Age NI and ASNs.

We were delighted to welcome 30 MLAs from across the political parties to what turned out to be a really busy and high energy engagement.  Elaine Curry – Age NI Engagement Manager shared a stand with Jenny Marshall from MEAAP to represent the work of age sector networks and the Age Friendly Network.