Older People

Many older people are living longer, enjoying good health and continuing to make a significant contribution to society as carers, learners, workers and volunteers. Older people can be a valuable resource for their families, communities and the economy. Longer life expectancy is a positive outcome to be welcomed and making healthy lifestyle choices can contribute to staying healthier for longer.   Although health problems generally increase with age, disease and disability are not inevitable consequences of growing older.  However, for some, old age can bring with it a risk of social isolation, poverty or ill health where help and support are needed to maintain as active and independent lives as possible.  The Statutory and other sectors are helping to address these issues through strategies and the development of services for older people.
Age NI publications
Community Navigator
Mid Ulster Senior’s Network

 Alcohol Abuse in the Elderly.

Informative, comprehensive discussion on this topic can be found on the link below:


Further Information:

Useful Websites:


Age NI – Information & Advice for over 50’s including Benefit Entitlement Checks & ‘Turn2us’ Benevolent grants – T: 0808 808 7575  https://www.ageni.org/ E:advice@ageni.org

To sign up for the free monthly Signpost Express e-bulletin to be kept up to date about services for over 50’s, please call Age NI 028 9024 5729 or email elaine.curry@ageni.org to be added to mailing list

(After useful websites)


Dementia clients

Below are some links to support people with dementia and their carers


Essential Guide to Living Well



Good Morning Services

Good Morning is a free, community-based telephone support service for older and vulnerable people, supporting them to remain independent in their own homes. It provides daily/weekly phone calls, alerting others if a call is not answered, thus providing service users and their families with peace of mind. In addition, the service provides telephone support, enabling users to share worries and concerns and connecting them with local community activities and services.


Hour glass (Action on Elder Abuse) T: 0808 808 8141 (9-5 Mon- Fri)

provides information and support to anyone concerned about harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person. This might include physical, financial, psychological, sexual or neglect.