Age & Opportunity is celebrating 25 years this year and, as part of our celebrations, we have a bursary of €5,000 to recognise the wonderful work that local groups of older people carry out to improve their communities and to contribute to the lives of the people living in them. Older people are often the agents of change in our communities, doing things for people of all ages, not just other older people, and we want to celebrate this.
The aim of AgeWise is to raise awareness of attitudes to ageing and older people among organisations whose work affects the lives of older people. From there, it encourages action on how ageism may be countered within organisations and workplaces.
One of the main elements of the Go for Life Programme is the National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People. Running since November 2001, each year we allocate money to local groups all over the country, who are seeking to provide increased opportunities for older people to participate in sport and physical activity.