Welcome to Engage with Age
Our Mission is to empower older people in Belfast to lead happy, healthy, independent, and more connected lives. We are working towards a society in which all older people are respected, valued, included and listened to, and actively involved in shaping the world.
Engage with Age achieves this through a range of programmes that address loneliness, promote good health, support older people’s groups and forums, and empower older people to influence matters that affect their lives.
About Us

We work with thousands of older people and hundreds of older people’s groups every year.

In 2022/23 Engage with Age delivered over 14,000 interactions, with a wide range of activities and initiatives. Our work is bound by our values: older people-led; empowerment; respect; partnership; fun.

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Engage with Age facilitates programmes to address loneliness, promote good health, support groups and forums, and empower the voice of older people. Activities include:

  • PAL Project groups, walking, social groups, coffee mornings, dance group, T’Ai Chi, online bingo and quizzes, The Slipped Disco™ and more. Producing the monthly PAL Gazette newspaper (see media section for past editions).
  • Health promotion activities with groups including nutrition/ cookery, crafting, relaxation, exercise, IT training, and more.
  • Capacity building work with groups and forums including committee skills, running activities, recruitment, and programme planning.
  • Advocacy and empowerment of older people through supporting forums, participating in consultations, raising issues in the media, meeting decision makers, commissioning and disseminating research with universities.
  • Dementia Friendly activities, designing and delivering dementia training, information sessions, Dementia Friendly Artist in Residence programme, producing monthly What’s On Guide for East Belfast.
  • 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. Engage with Age offers one-to-one telephone befriending support for individual older people but does not currently provide in person visits to 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.

    Referral Form Referral Criteria