Ageing with Confidence

Course structure

The Ageing with Confidence Course aims to increase participants’ self confidence by: facilitating people to explore their own ageing; challenging the myths and stereotyping that lead to ageism; and providing information on physical, psychological and social aspects of growing older. The Group Programme consists of 8 weekly two and a half hour sessions. Each session is delivered by two facilitators trained by Age & Opportunity.

Upcoming courses:

Tallaght         27th September - 8th November

Naas             14th September  - 19th October

Am I the right person?

The course is suitable for anyone who is interested in exploring their own ageing. It is a psycho-educational programme and not a therapeutic one. No previous qualifications are necessary.

What does the course cover?

Each session is delivered by two facilitators trained by Age & Opportunity and consists of information on aspects of ageing such as:

  • Self-Confidence and Ageism
  • The Components of Self and Physical Ageing
  • Psychological Aspects of Normal Ageing
  • Self-Knowledge and Stresses in Later Life
  • The Emotional Self
  • Improving Self-Confidence
  • Isolation, Loneliness and Sexuality in Later Life
  • Review and Evaluation of the Programme

Why get involved?

Ageing with Confidence course has received very positive feedback. The vast majority of the people who have participated to date have reported that they had a positive experience, gained confidence and knowledge that they can apply in the future.

Simon Donohoe: ‘My greatest learning was that life did not end just because you are retired. In fact, I now view retirement as a new beginning, where I can explore new possibilities, challenges, interests and dreams. The course has taught me that just because I am a pensioner, I am still in charge of my life and that all of us, no matter how old we are, deserve the best out of life’

If you would like to take part in Ageing with Confidence course or to arrange it in your area, check this list of provider near you, or you get get more details from:

Fiona Holohan
Age & Opportunity, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9
t: (01) 805 7798
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