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Active Retirement Ireland
Active Retirement Ireland is the largest national network of local and community based voluntary groups involving older people in Ireland. Active Retirement Ireland believes that getting older is not a barrier to continuing to enjoy life, maintaining dignity and independence, making new friendships, acquiring new skills, sharing experiences and contributing to the community.
Age Action Ireland
Age Action Ireland is the national independent organisation on ageing and older people. It acts as a network of organisations and individuals including older people and carers of older people. It is a development agency promoting better policies and services for older people in an ageing society.
Age & Opportunity
Age & Opportunity is the Irish national organisation working to promote greater participation by older people in society. It works in a broad range of areas from the arts to physical activity, from challenging ageism to promoting greater empowerment by older people.
Arthritis Ireland is a national members organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with arthritis. We are a progressive, vibrant organisation with a strong vision to Inform, Enable and Empower people with arthritis and those who care for them.
Central Statistics Office
Department of Gerontology - Adelaide and Meath Hospital
Our core service is to provide rapid interdisciplinary assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of older people on a secondary and tertiary referral basis. In our in-patient unit, over two-thirds of our admissions are from the Accident and Emergency Department (ER) and over 85% return home.
Department of Health and Children
The Department of Health and Children's statutory role is to support the Minister in the formulation and evaluation of policies for the health services.It also has a role in the strategic planning of health services. This is carried out in conjunction with the Health Service Executive, voluntary service providers, Government Departments and other interested parties.
Department of Health and Children- Health Statistics
Economic Social Research Centre
The ESRI produces high-quality research that contributes to understanding economic and social change and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland and throughout the European Union.
The Equality Authority seeks to achieve positive change in the situation and experience of those groups and individuals experiencing inequality by stimulating and supporting a commitment to equality.
Health Information and Quality Authority
The Health Information and Quality Authority is the independent Authority established in May 2007 to drive continuous improvement in Ireland’s health and social care services.
Intel - Social Science Research
Research continues at Intel to create fundamental advances in sensor technology and to make it possible to use chips to diagnose disease and improve people’s health.
Irish Cancer Society
The Irish Cancer Society, is the national charity dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer through patient care, research and education.
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology
The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) is a multidisciplinary research centre on ageing at NUI Galway. ICSG focuses on research, education and training in the field of social gerontology in Ireland and internationally. There is a specific research focus on rural gerontology, the economics of ageing and on technology and ageing. ICSG was established jointly by the University and through a generous donation from Atlantic Philanthropies.
Irish Hospice Foundation
The Irish Hospice Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the hospice philosophy and supports the development of hospice/palliative care.
Irish Gerontological Society
One of the oldest gerontology societies in the world, the IGS has been in existence since 1951 and seeks to develop expertise in the science of ageing.
The Society aims to develop a broad portfolio of ageing research in Ireland, and the Executive Committee membership includes representatives of social, psychological and healthcare aspects of ageing.
Irish Senior Citizens Parliament
Recognising the need for a strong voice for older people at national level the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament was founded and held its first Parliament in 1994.The Parliament has 380 affiliated organisations with a total membership of 95,000. The Parliament is non-party political non-sectarian and non-profit making. It is an autonomous organisation concerned with promoting the interests of retired and older people people.
Mercer's Institute for Research on Ageing (MIRA)
The Mercer's Institute for Research on Ageing (MIRA) was founded in 1987. It was felt that the establishment of a centre of excellence for the care, study and rehabilitation of elderly patients would be in keeping with the original wishes of Mary Mercer when she founded Mercer's Hospital. This new Institute would enable the Mercer name to live on in the tradition of service and science for which Mercer's Hospital had been famous since it's foundation in 1734. MIRA is now well established as a research unit for illnesses affecting the elderly.
Nursing Homes Ireland
Nursing Homes Ireland is the representative organisation for the private and voluntary nursing homes sector.
Older Women's Network
OWN Ireland is a national network linking individuals and groups of women aged 55+. It provides a forum for older women to meet together to share their experiences and discuss issues of concern.
Our Lady's Hospice
Our Lady's Hospice, founded in 1879 by the Sisters of Charity, strives through a team approach and in an atmosphere of loving care to promote wholeness of body, mind and spirit.
The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of more than 30,000 individuals aged 50 or over.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is the leading dementia specific service provider in Ireland. The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia. Today, it is a national voluntary organisation with an extensive national network of branches, regional offices and services that aims to provide people with all forms of dementia, their families and carers with the necessary support to maximise their quality of life.
The Pension Board
The Pensions Board is a statutory body set up under the Pensions Act, 1990. It regulates occupational pension schemes and Personal Retirement Savings Accounts in Ireland as part of our statutory role to monitor and supervise operation of the Pensions Act. It also advises the Minister for Social and Family Affairs on pension matters generally
In 1988 the Summerhill Active Retirement Group was established in response to the lack of facilities available to many members of the older community. This was the brainchild of Mary Nally, who from her first-hand experience of nursing older people at St. Joseph's Hospital in Trim, Co. Meath, was well aware of the negative health implications of lack of activities and isolation on older people. An approach to the older people in the village was met with great enthusiasm and support.
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) was launched by Minister for Health Mary Harney in November 2006 and will provide a study of a
representative cohort of up to 10,000 Irish people over the age of 50 years charting their health, social and economic circumstances over a 10-year period.
Trinity Consortium on Ageing
The Trinity Consortium on Ageing (TCA) is a consortium of the College’s research centres/institutes, Schools, and individuals. It exists to promote research and teaching in ageing, to develop and sustain a comprehensive research agenda on ageing, and to broaden the interest of the College and wider community in ageing through a seminar series and other initiatives. The Consortium also fulfils a strategic role in relation to promoting awareness of ageing issues and maintaining relations with relevant external stakeholders.
TRIL is an active collaboration between researchers in academic, clinical and industry settings. Operating as a virtual centre with researchers based in UCD, TCD and Intel, it tackles the problems associated with demographic ageing. The centre harnesses multidisciplinary ageing research, clinical expertise and enabling technology development and evaluation to support independent living.
Irish Senior Citizens' Parliament
The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament is a National Organisation of Older People. The Parliament is organised on a non-sectarian / non-political basis.
Senior Help Line
Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland.
Lifelong Learning Centre, Dublin City University
As part of DCU's continuing 'civic engagement' strategy to link university resources to its neighbouring communities, the Centre is running an outreach programme piloting a number of short courses in areas such as communications and computers at any stage in their lives.
Ballymun Partnership, North Mall, Ballymun Town Centre, Dublin 11
Tel (01) 842 3612
LENUS is the Irish health repository for the HSE, managed by the Regional Library & Information Service at Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin.
NUI Cork offers a two-year Masters (MA) in Gerontology. The course examines the psychological, social, educational, health and caring aspects of the ageing process among older adults. The programme also explores the developmental model of ageing and the issue of empowerment.
Dept of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork
Tel (021) 490 4604
Particularly involved in applied research and development of sensor, digital media and ICT technologies for enhancing quality of life of older people living independently.
Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Tel (042) 937 0497
As part of Trinity College Dublin's School of Social Work and Social Policy School, this research centre focuses on researching issues central to older people's lives.
SPARC, Trinity College Dublin, Third Floor, 3 College Green, Dublin 2
Tel (01) 896 2914
National Centre for the Protection of Older People - (NCPOP) UCD
The National Centre for the Protection of Older People (NCPOP), which is funded by the Health Service Executive, is focusing on a programme of research examining elder abuse in Ireland. This research will contribute to the development of policy and practice in relation to elder abuse.
The Living with Dementia (LiD) research programme is designed to tackle the stigma and marginalisation of people with dementia, enhance practice and service provision and ultimately improve quality of life.
The Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC) is a National Centre for excellence in dementia and is committed to best practice in all aspects of dementia care.
If you have a website focussed on ageing or older peoples' issues that you wish to be included please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Age Action Ireland's Ageing Matters Newsletter: May 2012
- Designing Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer's Care: Survey
- The Impact of Structural Ageing on Crime Trends: a South Australian Case Study
- Is there a future for care homes? Age UK
- AGE Monthly Newsletter: CoverAGE 2012 - Issue 128
- Supporting Caregivers and Caregiving in an Aging Canada
- Perspectives in Public Health: Healthy Ageing
- Is caring affecting your health? Carers NI Survey
- National Strategies to Address Dementia: Alzheimer Australia
- Heterogeneity in time preference among older households."