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The innocent Big Knit

Get involved with the Big Knit by knitting little hats for Innocent smoothie bottles!


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Age NI Stores

There are four Age NI retail stores in Northern Ireland. Shopping with us helps us to create a world where everyone can love later life.



Key Safes

Age NI have carefully selected the highest security mechanical key safes to help you share home access with care providers, emergency services and your loved ones safely and securely.


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A range of products and services for the over 50s.




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  • Lived Experience Forum 2021

    Older people here have laid out a clear and challenging agenda for change for the Northern Ireland Executive in a report published today by Age NI (8 September 2021). The Lived Experience 2021 Report, from Northern Ireland’s leading charity for older people, says a dramatic shift in policy focus is required - right now - to respond to the needs of today’s older people and our future older generations. Read more

  • Move More Live More

    Northern Ireland’s leading charity for older people, Age NI, has teamed up with the Public Health Agency to launch Move More Live More, aimed at encouraging older people to stay active to stay strong. Read more

  • Keysafes Launch

    No more leaving a key under a plant pot! Age NI is excited to expand its range of independent living products with the launch of its new Keysafes. A keysafe is a simple but smart and secure way to leave your key safely outside your house. Read more

  • Ernie's Story

    66-year-old Ernie came to us last year at the toughest of times. He was feeling very low, isolated and he felt he had nowhere left to turn. Read about how Ernie's life has been turned around since being referred to Age NI. Read more

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    The Public Health Agency (PHA), together with charity Age NI, and the Northern Ireland Frailty Network, have launched a major public information initiative targeted specifically at boosting the health and wellbeing of older people in 2022. Read more

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  • Age NI Statement on Consultation on Reform of Adult Social Care

    Age NI welcomes the launch of the consultation on the reform of Adult Social Care by the Health Minister today. Read more

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    This winter is hitting some older people especially hard, as sharp hikes in energy costs start to bite. For older people on a modest fixed income, a sudden 50% rise in essential household bills can mean difficult budgeting decisions, just to keep warm and well at home. With our benefits checker, Age NI is here to help. Read more

  • Support for older people in Ukraine

    Age NI, along with the NI Commissioner for Older People, and Age partners across the UK have written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urging the UK government to do all it can to protect and promote the rights of older people in Ukraine and those now seeking refuge. Read more

  • Age NI launches NI Assembly Manifesto, Act4Age

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    Ralph is 82 years old, and for the last eight years he has been caring for his wife who is living with dementia. Three years ago, Ralph was put in touch with Sam Cunningham from our First Connect Team. Sam share’s Ralph’s story here. Read more

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    Age NI welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation and we acknowledge the ambition, complexity and challenge associated with reform of this nature and scale. Read more

  • Rosemary's Incredible ‘Big Knit’

    Nimble-fingered Coleraine knitter, Rosemary Neely, has knitted over 2,500 tiny hats to support Age NI fundraising through its Innocent Smoothie Big Knit campaign. Age NI receives 25p for every tiny hat, which will sit on top of smoothie bottles in the autumn. Rosemary’s amazing contribution has raised a fantastic £640! Read more


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