Programmes

SKILLS FOR SOLUTIONS

The Skills for Solutions was a time bound project and closed on 31st March 2013.

The isolated nature of rural communities means that the needs of older people are often invisible to policy makers and many of our rural ageing population describe their experiences of working with policy makers as not being listened to or ‘heard’.  Skills for Solutions is a community empowerment programme aimed at developing opportunities for Northern Ireland’s rural ageing population.

This programme will work in four pilot areas and recognises that the ageing population is central to developing practical solutions around the concerns of our rural older people. As well as having a wealth of experience, a wide range of skills and an integral knowledge of their locality, older people will often have more time than many of their peers to become involved in activities.

Rural Older People – why they matter…who cares anyway?

RCN is holding a conference to highlight the learning from its Rural Older People Skills for Solutions Programme.Thursday 21 March from 10.30am to 3pmLough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island, LurganThe conference will address why it is essential to ...

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Peninsula Hospital Transport Scheme Launched

A new scheme assisting the over 60s was launched on 1st June at a meeting which brought together local elected representatives to discuss older peoples issues for people living in the Ards Peninsula.The Peninsula Hospital Transport Scheme aims to ...

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Money Matters Anti Poverty event

For photographs of this very well attended event, click on facebook ...

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Positive Senior Support Group (north Cookstown)

FRIDAY, 17th FEBRUARY 2012GLENAVON HOTEL, CookstownThe previous event was postponed due to adverse weather conditions.Positive Senior Support Group (north Cookstown) is launching its advocacy booklet and action plan. This is an opportunity for ageing people in the Cookstown area ...

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Grey Power from West Fermanagh

West Fermanagh Positive Ageing Group launched their Action Plan and Advocacy Booklet appropriately named Look Whos Talking The Voice of Over 60s in West Fermanagh on Friday 17th June in the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen. The group developed their ...

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