The Ageing with Confidence programme offers a holistic approach to health promotion. It aims to enhance the development of older people by providing education for health, developing life skills, promoting positive mental health and building self-confidence. The programme is based on an ethos of empowerment and mutual self-help among older people and promotes physical and mental health and social interaction.
The Ageing with Confidence programme comprises four separate courses, three of which are delivered directly to older people and the fourth is a facilitator training course, which trains and prepares facilitators to deliver the Ageing with Confidence course.
All of our courses are delivered locally by Age & Opportunity trained facilitators through local development organisations, VECs, partnership companies and others. You can see the full list of Ageing with Confidence providers here.
May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age! Over 120,000 people now take part in Bealtaine. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists. Check our programme here
'Well into Older Age - Age & Opportunity and the Evidence' is a report from the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway, examining what research says about the value of promoting participation of older people.