What is VantAGE?
VantAGE is an Age & Opportunity project which began in 2012. We have recorded older people on video talking about their passion in life, or something they are passionate about. We then put these videos on our VantAGE YouTube channel. We continue to record older people who have something interesting to say.
Why is Age & Opportunity doing this?
The idea behind VantAGE is:
To give a platform to older people in Ireland to express their opinions about topics that concern us all in a way that is of interest to the general viewer.
To challenge ageist attitudes of the general population by promoting engaging videos of older people talking not about older people’s issues but new, interesting or entertaining viewpoints on topics that concern us all.
To increase the participation of older people online. YouTube is currently not a space that is populated by older people. In a small way, this is redressing that balance.
To provide a means for older people to see and interact with their contemporaries on topics of interest.
What kind of people are Age & Opportunity looking for?
We are looking for any older people who have something interesting to say that concerns us all.
I want to get on YouTube, how can I get involved?
Where would interviewees be filmed?
The VantAGE team can interview at the Age & Opportunity offices in Marino, Dublin. Alternatively, they can travel to the interviewees, depending on the location.
Check out our YouTube Channel to see the videos we have done already.