Age Northern Ireland (Age NI)
Age NI is the leading charity for older people in Northern Ireland. The charity was formed as the result of the merger between Age Concern and Help the Aged in 2009. Their vision is a world where everyone can love later life.
The society is ageing. More than 350,000 older people live here today, and there are more people over the age of 50 than under the age of 19. In the next twenty years, the number of people over 50 will increase by more than 30%.
As they grow older they face new challenges, and may face difficult issues like illness, poverty or loneliness. They still want to laugh, love and be needed. They want to stay independent and keep doing the things they love. They all want a fulfilling later life.
Age NI believes that living longer should be celebrated and that those who need help should be supported. Age NI exist to support more people to love later life now and in the future.Age NI want to make people think differently about what it means to get older, because age affects us all in different ways.
A world where everyone can love later life
The vision is ambitious. It won’t be easy to get there, and it won’t be a quick journey, butAge NI believes it’s how things should be for older people and Age NI works every day to achieve this.See more