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Ageing is much more about attitude than a number. A positive attitude is a great help for confidence and morale.

What is Ageing with Confidence?

Ageing with Confidence is a course for older people in local communities. It is delivered to groups and is designed to encourage reflection, share experiences and build confidence together.
 

How does it work?

Ageing with Confidence comprises two-hour sessions delivered weekly over five weeks, in person or online.

The course is holistic in its focus on different aspects of the self (body, mind, imagination, intuition, will), highlighting the need for balance in building confidence and purpose. Using music, movement, visual art and story, as well as personal reflection and sharing, sessions are designed to be as interactive and enjoyable as possible.

Topics include: Creative ageing; Body/Mind (the Physical & Psychological self); Confidence, Resilience and Self-belief; Managing Stress; the Social and Spiritual self.

How can I get involved?

The course is suitable for groups made up of those aged 50+, who are interested in building confidence and exploring new challenges or possibilities for creative living. If your group is interested, please get in touch.

Contact

For information contact Fiona in our Engage Team via e-mail engage@ageandopportunity.ie 

  01 913 3922
engage@ageandopportunity.ie

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Changing Gears

A five week course for people in mid-career or anticipating retirement.  Changing Gears is about building resilience, taking stock, making changes, bouncing back and moving on in life. Find out more here.

AgeWise Workshops

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Aging With Confidence

A six week course (over six half-days) for older people in local communities that is designed to increase confidence, encourage reflection and share experiences. Find out more here.

Get Engaged

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Spirituality

Our five week, online Spirituality course invites participants to explore spirituality from the perspective of their life experience using art, music, poetry and story. Find out more here.

Bespoke Training

Bespoke training, advice and mentoring in the areas of arts, physical activity, active citizenship and lifelong learning.  We can tailor a programme to your or your organisation’s needs. Find out more here.

Creative Exchanges

A training course for participants to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people in care settings. Find out more here.

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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

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