In Northern Ireland alone it is predicted that over the next 50 years people aged over 85 years will rise from 36,500 to 140,400. This is now a transient world that we live in where families no longer live in close-knit communities. Due to this, our older people are suffering, mainly from deprivation and social isolation.
We want to support our older generation by valuing their skills and knowledge by encouraging them to be part of society, have a positive input which will, in turn, benefit everyone in the future. We are keen to support projects that offer opportunity and social inclusion for our older citizens.
We want to encourage older people to celebrate their lives and go from feeling invisible to feeling incredible because they are!