About Us


EWA Mission

Engage with Age’s mission is to enable older people to live happier, healthier and more connected lives.

Engage with Age is a community development organisation that works in partnership with other agencies to combat isolation, enable improved health and wellbeing among older people, and enable older people to influence matters that affect them.

Engage with Age works mainly in south and east Belfast, working with locally based groups and also enabling individuals to take part in group activities.

For Engage with Age’s strategy 2020-2023, its core aims include:

  • Strengthening communities by supporting and empowering older people’s groups and forums.
  • Reduce social isolation and loneliness among older people.
  • Promote the physical and mental wellbeing of older people.
  • Enable older people to influence matters that affect their lives.

Engage with Age can accept referrals of individual older people aged 50+ who are at risk of loneliness and social isolation, inviting them to participate in group activities. At present Engage with Age does not offer one-to-one support for individual older people and cannot visit individual older people. To make a referral please complete the on-line Referral Form and submit or alternatively please print off a copy of the PDF Referral Form and send it to us. See also the Referral Criteria for details of who can be referred.

Online Referral Form PDF Referral Form Referral Criteria