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November 2019

The Bealtaine Gathering 2019 – Networking day for festival organisers, partners & supporters

November 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar
Dublin 2,
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The Bealtaine Gathering is a networking day which brings together Bealtaine Festival event organisers, partners and supporters.  We'll have inspirational speakers, be showcasing some great projects and giving tips and advice on running events arising from your feedback.  David Slater of Entelechy Arts and the Against the Machine Festival is our keynote speaker, which is not to be missed. The full schedule of speakers will be announced later in October. We especially hope that local Bealtaine organisers, groups and artists can come along,…

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December 2019

The Floor is Yours! Networking day for dance artists working with older people

December 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dance Ireland, DanceHouse, Foley St
Dublin 1, D01 YOX8
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The Floor is Yours! invites dance artists who work with older people to come together to connect, reflect and share their practice. The aim of day will be to recognise, build and strengthen the community of dance artists working with older people, scale and map the needs of this community and share some of the knowledge, tools and skills that already exist in the sector. Beyond this, our goal is to improve provision and access to dance for older people. We…

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July 2020

Spirituality Course

July 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - August 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

A search for meaning. A way of living. A fountain of wonder. ‘To see a World in a Grain of Sand’. Something, for the sake of which, it is worthwhile to live on earth. ‘The laughing heart’. A sense of connection with something bigger than ourselves. Our Spirituality course is designed to invite participants to explore spirituality from the perspective of their life experience. The course takes place online with five one-hour sessions over five weeks. It runs for five…

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November 2020

Changing Gears online course – helping those aged 50+ to manage health challenges

November 23, 2020 - December 17, 2020

We’re inviting people to take part in , an online programme designed to help people who are 50+ to manage health challenges. The programme promotes resilience in later life, facilitating participants to be more self-directive in making life style choices to optimise older age. Due to funding conditions the programme is strictly for those aged 50+ experiencing health challenges. Please note there is no charge for the programme as we have secured funding from the Sláintecare Integration Fund to deliver…

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AgeWise Workshop

November 24, 2020 - April 17, 2021

AgeWise is a professionally facilitated workshop designed to create awareness of attitudes to ageing and older people  either in your workplace or our offices.  It is suitable for employers and people delivering services to older people. Age & Opportunity’s AgeWise workshop raises awareness of the attitudes to ageing and older people in organisations whose work affects the lives of older people. From there, it encourages action on how ageism may be reduced within organisations and workplaces. Workshops are being delivered…

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December 2020

The Floor is Yours! 2020 – Networking event for Dance Artists

December 2, 2020 - December 3, 2020

Dance Ireland and Age & Opportunity, in consultation with Dance Theatre of Ireland present the Floor is Yours!, a networking event for dance artists, companies and organisations working with older people, which aims to strengthen and provide visibility for the sector. The event offers workshops, discussions and presentations from those working in the field nationally and internationally. Schedule: Wed 2 Dec, 10am - 1pm Session 1: Health and Aging Experts in geriatric health discussing the social, physical and psychological impacts…

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March 2021

Actively Changing Gears – Course for Carers

March 24, 2021 - May 6, 2021

We’ve received funding from Sport Ireland to offer a health and wellness course to family carers – Actively Changing Gears. We are very aware of the pressures many family carers are experiencing during Covid-19 and we want to offer a six-week course designed to boost wellbeing and resilience and also increase levels of physical activity. We hope that by taking part in the course you will feel better equipped to look after yourself as well as the persons in your care. We…

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June 2021

Is Ageism Ever Acceptable? Take part in our online discussion

June 15, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Is Ageism ever Acceptable? Age & Opportunity received funding from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) to explore with older people in Ireland our experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our initiative “Is Ageism ever Acceptable” will take place over a series of five online discussions and we would love to hear from you. We want to hear from people who are aged 70+ about the policy of Cocooning in particular and hear from older people in general about your experiences…

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February 2022

Bealtaine Gathering – book your ticket now!

February 8 - February 9
€11.53 – €16.87

Join keynote speaker Ann Ingle in conversation with her daughter Róisín Ingle, as they delve into the arts and how they keep us connected at The Gathering this February 2022.  The Gathering is the annual networking event for the community of event organisers, artists, partners and supporters of Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival. Bealtaine Festival takes place throughout the month of May each year, and celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. “Moving into 2022, despite the difficult circumstances that…

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May 2022

Creative Exchanges

May 4 @ 10:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham,
Dublin 8, D08 FW31 Ireland
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Our Creative Exchanges course offers high-quality training that leads to a QQI Level 6 Component Award (6N3585). Participants develop the skills needed to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people in residential and day care settings. If you are an activities coordinator working in a residential or day care setting, or an artist interested in engaging with older people in a care setting, Creative Exchanges can provide you with: An understanding of the value of creative activity, particularly in…

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