About Us


EWA Mission

To work with others, connecting, developing and creating opportunities for older people to enjoy life, stay well, active and involved, contributing to and influencing the future of their communities.

Engage With Age

  • is a community development partnership of organisations which came together in 2000 to work in South, East Belfast and Castlereagh to combat social isolation and loneliness among older people and to promote health and wellbeing.
  • Puts community development principles of justice, equality and mutual respect at the centre of our work.
  • Is a strong and effective network of relationships and local partnerships with older people, older peoples groups and forums, community, voluntary and statutory organisations, across Greater Belfast.
  • Aims to maximise older people’s participation in local communities to  reduce isolation and loneliness.

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