Age Action Will Launch a Booklet on the Lived Experience of Growing Older in Ireland

In order to highlight the impact that austerity measures have had on older people’s incomes and experience of poverty in Ireland, Age Action will launch a short booklet to mark the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The booklet will include information on changes to income and how this has impacted on older people’s experience of energy poverty and their access to health services.

What: Launch of booklet on the experience of poverty amongst older people
Where: Alexander Hotel, Dublin 2
When: 10:30am (registration) to 12:30 on Thursday 16th October 2014

Speakers include:
Sinead Keenan, Healthy Food for All
Noelle Cotter, Institute of Public Health

Age Action is a charity which promotes positive ageing and better policies and services for older people. Working with, and on behalf of, older people we aim to make Ireland the best place in the world in which to grow older. Having access to an adequate income and quality public services, in particular health care, is a critical element of our vision of an age-friendly society.

For further details or to register for the event contact Naomi Feely at

This event has been funded by the Department of Social Protection under the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17th October 2014 Public Awareness Initiative.