Welcome to our Autumn Newsletter

We bring you highlights of the work we are doing to help achieve our mission of enabling the best quality of life for us all as we age.

  • Our Active Programme team has been busy reinvigorating FitLine, a nationwide telephone mentoring service that supports older people to get more active.
  • Our Arts Programme team proudly present the beautiful documentary ‘Where Do All the Old Gays Go?’ that explores the lives of Ireland’s older LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Our Engage Programme team bring you AgeWise, a workshop that raises awareness of attitudes to ageing and older people.

We also share news of our pre-budget submission. In it we call once again for an Independent Commissioner for Older People.

Best wishes, Karen Horgan, CEO



FitLine seeks participants and volunteer mentors. Will you join us?


“I live on my own and I love having someone from FitLine ring me regularly.”

FitLine matches participants with a volunteer mentor who helps motivate and build confidence to get moving.

Would you like to join us? We are calling out for participants and volunteers!

Find out more here or call us now on 1800 303 545 or 087-6211767



‘Where Do All the Old Gays Go?’


Commissioned by Age & Opportunity, directed by Cathy Dunne and produced by Maggie Ryan, this documentary introduces viewers to Kay & Celine, Patricia, Daíthí, Clive & Dan, who share their stories with authenticity and vulnerability.



Is your group interested in promoting and learning about positive ageing? If so, Agewise is for you!

AgeWise is a facilitated workshop designed to raise awareness of attitudes to ageing and older people in the workplace and wider society. It is suitable for older persons’ groups and community, parish or library groups who are interested in promoting and learning about positive ageing. Watch our short video (above) for an introduction to Agewise or see here.

Find out more by emailing  engage@ageandopportunity.ie or call 01 805 7798



Age & Opportunity makes pre-Budget submission calling for an Independent Commissioner for Older People


Our submission also includes recommendations focused on ensuring that the rights of older people to participate fully in all areas of society are realised. Read about our submission here.


We’ll be back with our next newsletter in December. In the meantime make sure to follow us on social media. Best wishes.