We believe that, as we age, we can continue to learn, grow and develop in new ways.
Age & Opportunity Engage is a programme which offers a range of learning initiatives, courses and workshops for our own personal development as well as opportunities for us to play an active role in our community. Our aim is to facilitate participants to develop the resilience, know-how and foresight to achieve their best quality of life in mid to later life.
We believe that people who work directly with older people – or whose work affects the lives of older people – should be conscious of their needs and the value of their continuing contribution to society. As organisations become increasingly aware of the value of their older employees, customers and clients, they will benefit from our range of courses and workshops that we run nationwide.
Learning, education and engaging with your local community offers a number of benefits including
- happiness and empowerment
- mental wellbeing
- increased self-awareness and expression
- development of new skills and interests
- a sense of self control
- social connection
- reduced depression and anxiety
- reduced stress levels
- improved cognition
- a sense of identity and personhood
- increased self-esteem and confidence