Age-Friendly Belfast Plan 2022-26

Move with Mary. Age NI and Age Friendly Belfast’s exercise programme to keep older people moving at home.

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust’s Health and Wellbeing advice book for older people:

Public Health Agency: Keeping Well At Home. A Guide for Older People.

Move More Live More: Age NI’s guide for staying healthy in older age:

Public Health Dietitians NI: Shop, Cook & Save videos including short videos on, cooking for one, batch cooking, slow cooking, shop and save, storage and reheating of food safely.
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Home Safety Checks via Belfast City Council:


Crafts, Talks and T’Ai Chi and More

Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic, Engage with Age produced videos for the Dementia Friendly East Belfast campaign and its own festivals. The videos include crafting, talks, lifestyle, and relaxation. All Covid-19 advice in the videos is specific to Covid guidance at the original broadcast time. To watch the videos click the links:



Make a “Stay Safe” bag with John McCandless:

Flower Arranging with John McCandless:

Easter Chocolate Treats with John McCandless:

Creative Plant Pots with John McCandless:

Make a Year Planner, with John McCandless:



Miss Legge’s Super Morning Oats:

Poetry from Diane from Words Alive:

Looking Good for Women with Stylist Katie Quinn:

Miss Legge’s Smoky Fish Pie:

Looking Good for Men from Lenny the Dementia Friendly Barber:

Miss Legge’s Hearty Soups:

Poetry and Writing with Kate from Words Alive:

Miss Legge’s Mini White Chocolate Cheese Cakes:



T’Ai Chi with Jade Maiden:

Relax and Energise with T’Ai Chi Qi Gong:

T’Ai Chi for energy flow and balance, with Jade Maiden:

Morning relaxation with Judith McSpadden:
Evening breathing relaxation with Judith McSpadden:



Talk on Belfast City Hall with author John Bradbury:

Belfast Landmarks, with John Bradbury:

Historic Belfast Pubs. Talk with John Bradbury:

A virtual tour of Belfast City Centre, with John Bradbury:

Northern Ireland’s Musical Heritage, Part One!

Northern Ireland’s Musical Heritage, Part Two!

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