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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.

Contact

For information speak to Fiona Holohan in our Engage team.

  01 805 7733
 fiona.holohan@ageandopportunity.ie

Engage Initiatives:

AgeWise Workshops

Professionally facilitated workshops for employers and staff who are providing services to older people.  These workshops are designed to create awareness of attitudes to ageing and older people. Find out more here.

Touchstone

An eight week (over eight half days) training course –  for  people aged 50+ , designed to help make a difference within local organisations including skills on lobbying, research and working with the media. Find out more here.

Ageing with Confidence

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

Creative Exchanges

QQI Level 6 Training Course which trains participants to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people in care settings. Find out more here.

Changing Gears

A six 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.

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/your organisation’s needs. Find out more here.

Azure

Azure explores how people with dementia-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s, and the people who care for them, can have a deeper involvement in cultural institutions and can participate in cultural activities. Find out more here.

Engage Initiatives:

AgeWise Workshops

An education and peer leadership initiative which trains older people how to lead sport and activity sessions in their local groups and communities. Find out more here.

Touchstone

An eight week (over eight half days) training course –  for  people aged 50+ , designed to help make a difference within local organisations including skills on lobbying, research and working with the media. Find out more here.

Aging With Confidence

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

Creative Exchanges

QQI Level 6 Training Course which trains participants to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people in care settings. Find out more here.

Changing Gears

A six 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.

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/your organisation’s needs. Find out more here.

Azure

Azure explores how people with dementia-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s, and the people who care for them, can have a deeper involvement in cultural institutions and can participate in cultural activities. Find out more here.

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

Principal Funders:

Link to HSE websiteLink to Sport Ireland websiteLink to Arts Council website

Our Principal Funders:

Link to HSE websiteLink to Sport Ireland websiteLink to Arts Council website