Age & Opportunity is delighted to be offering Changing Gears in person this July and August. Designed to boost wellbeing and resilience for those aged 50+ years, it is a five session course which focuses on managing transitions in mid to later life.
Do you want to discover more about yourself and your capacity to meet different challenges?
Take stock of your skills and experiences and plan your next steps in life?
What is Changing Gears?
Changing Gears supports people in dealing with transitions or significant life-challenges in mid to later life. It focuses on how we can build resilience, take stock, make changes, and bounce forward in life.
How does it work?
Changing Gears offers participants time to:
– Develop skills and techniques to build resilience and confidence in managing lifechanges or transitions.
– Reframe transitions in their lives as opportunities with positive options, challenging negative stereotypes about ageing.
The programme invites participants to reflect on challenges they have experienced in the past
and life-lessons they have learned. In this way, strategies for building resilience and managing
change draw on personal experience to lay the foundations for a more positive and fulfilling
How can I get involved?
This course is delivered in 2 hour sessions once a week over 5 weeks.
Venue: Wisdom Centre, Sophia Housing, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8, D08YD91 Dates: Tuesdays 18, 25 July, 1, 8, 15 August 2023 Times: 2.00 – 4.00 pm (which includes a comfort break with tea and coffee)
Please note that this programme has been funded by the HSE and is free of charge. Participation requires attendance at each of the five sessions (please do not book a place if you cannot attend on these dates).
Age & Opportunity is the national organisation that provides a range of opportunities for
older people who want to get more involved in arts and culture, sport and physical activity,
civic engagement and personal development. Our aim is to enable the best possible quality
of life for us all as we age, where we are more active, more visible, more creative, more
connected and more confident.