Active Retirement Ireland is a network of over 500 local and community based voluntary organisations involving a membership approaching 23,000 older people in a countrywide active retirement movement. Founded in 1978 and currently organised into eight regional councils, the movement’s principal aim is to help men and women, who are retired or semi-retired, from paid or unpaid work, to lead a full, happy and healthy retirement by offering organised opportunities for a wide range of activities – holidays, outings and socials; creative and learning programmes; indoor and outdoor sports and community work.
Active Retirement Ireland seeks to provide a means by which affiliated local associations may secure appropriate support to enhance their individual and collective activities. It also aspires to ensure a corporate voice representing the views of its affiliated community based associations and to act on their behalf with central and local authorities and other relevant bodies.
The movement is nationwide, non-political and non-sectarian with a membership of men and women drawn from many occupations and all walks of life..
The most frequently mentioned issues which older people said were the most important factors (good or bad) affecting quality of life, were both social relationships (36%) and health (36%).* *Age Concern research
Benefits of being a member of Active Retirement Ireland
How to join
Membership is open to retired and semi-retired men and women whose day is no longer taken up with paid or unpaid work. Joining an Active Retirement Association offers you:
For information on your local group, call us on 01-8733836 or go to www.activeirl.ie