This 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.
What is Bespoke Training?Tailored training, advice and mentoring in the areas of arts, physical activity and education – customised to facilitate your organisation or group’s needs.
How does it work?
Age & Opportunity excels in the area of advice, mentoring and training.
After more than 30 years experience developing and running a diverse range of large and small scale projects we are now offering bespoke training for your organisation / group in the areas of arts, physical activity and education and community engagement.
We have learned a lot about the changing needs and desires of older people in Ireland and we strive to find better ways in which to engage with the diverse sections of society that make up our older population. From the very beginning, we have tried to create an honest picture about what it means to be older in Ireland. In the past, it was battling against unremittingly negative images. Now, the images are more diverse and our work is often decoding those images to show what truth and what stereotypes lie behind them.
We have also learned a lot about working with our partner organisations in local authorities, partnership companies, health promotion units, education and training boards, libraries, active retirement groups, government departments, arts centres, cultural institutions and private businesses. This ability to work respectfully as a trustworthy partner has allowed us to create a national reach for much of what we do.
How can I get involved?
If you are seeking help or support in a new role or developing a project or programme that will impact on the lives of older people in Ireland, please get in touch with us.
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
- providing a sense of self control
- social connection
- reduced depression and anxiety
- reduced stress levels
- improved cognition
- sense of identity and personhood
- increased self-esteem and confidence