Third Age is a national voluntary organisation celebrating the third age in life when people may no longer be in paid employment, but can remain healthy, fulfilled and continue to contribute to society.
Third Age is part of the Active Ageing Partnership, and we believe that it is through working together as a sector that we can maximise the opportunities and meet the challenges of ageing in Ireland.
President Michael D. Higgins is a patron of Third Age.
Third age provides three main services as follows, all of which are available free-of-charge:
- Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland. LoCall 1850 440 444
- Fáilte Isteach is a community project involving predominantly older volunteers welcoming migrants through conversational English classes. The project provides the necessary language skills to new migrants in a student-centered, welcoming and inclusive manner while involving older volunteers and recognising their skills, expertise and contribution to the community.
- Sage provides support and advocacy services to older people wherever ageing poses a challenge. The Sage service is being developed through a network of paid and voluntary workers all over the country in nursing homes, in the community and in hospital settings.
Third Age’s website can be found here: third age website