Understanding Ageing and Working with Older People

Thursday, 10 September, 2015 - 09:30 - 13:00

1 Rushfield Avenue
United Kingdom

"Helping you to serve the needs of an aging society and ensure your organisation is ready to embrace age equality."

By 2050, 45% of Northern Ireland's population is expected to be over 50 years of age. We are getting older as a society and there has never been a better time to start considering how we can all improve our age awareness to better serve the needs of a growing client base or even to consider the importance of age awareness and a more positive stance on aging for our own staff.

Over the past 7 years we have been delivering our very popular two day "Age Awareness and Working with Older People" course and have passed on our Age Issues expertise to organisations like The Equality Commission, Engage with Age and The Commissioner for Older People Northern Ireland.

To reflect the changing needs of organisations seeking to improve their service delivery to older people we are now offering two half day workshops in Age Awareness.

Workshop 1: Understanding Aging and Working with Older People (Ref: AA1/SEPT/15)

About the Course

This thought-provoking, practical and engaging half day session will equip individuals with essential front line skills to help anyone working directly with older people.

  • Examine Ageing, population changes and issues affecting older people.
  • Challenge perceptions/stereotypes.
  • Consider how to better communicate and work with older people.
  • Be more Age Aware and understand common physiological change in aging.
  • This workshop will include a simulation to help you experience how with age our bodies can change and how sight, hearing and communication changes can impact on a person.

Who Should Attend?
The course is designed for anyone working with older people.


The course will run on the 10th September 2015 at Advice NI offices in Belfast from 9.30am to 1.00pm.

Fees: Advice NI Members £30/Voluntary & Community Sector £45/ Statutory and Private Sector £65.

CPD Hours: There are 3 CPD hours available for this course.

Educational/Professional Framework:
This course can be used as evidence towards a range of units in our Advice and Guidance NVQ's and Legal Advice qualifications including 'Establish Communications with Clients' (Unit 1). It is also linked to the National Occupational Standards for Legal Advisers including 'IB4 - First Line Discrimination Legal Advice'.

To request a course place, please complete the Training Booking Form and return to training@adviceni.net or for further information please contact our Training Team on 02890645919


2 September 2015 - 10:43am