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Community engagement in Ireland's developmental welfare state: a study of the life cycle approach
(Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, 2011)
The idea that people matter in modern democracies, often referred to as 'civic engagement' is recognised at the highest international level (United Nations 2008: 9). Civic or community engagement is essential to how budgets ...
The impact of the Bealtaine arts programme on the quality of life, wellbeing and social interaction of older people in Ireland
(Cambridge University Press, 2012-07)
There is increasing evidence in the international literature that engagement in the arts can enhance the physical and psychological wellbeing of older people. Such engagement can increase the self-confidence and morale of ...
'Protecting the most vulnerable' in an economic crisis: a participatory study of civil society organisations in Ireland
This paper advances knowledge of how civil society organisations (CSOs) negotiate the shift from boom-time public expenditure to governmental austerity. The study focuses on the Republic of Ireland, where CSOs occupied an ...
Participatory action research with and within community activist groups: Capturing the collective experience of Ireland's Community and Voluntary Pillar in social partnershiprganisations in Ireland,
(SAGE Journals, 2012-07-18)
This paper advances knowledge of roles played by Civil Society Organisations (CSO s) when negotiating the shift from boom time public expenditure to a programme of austerity. The study focuses on the Republic of Ireland, ...
Evaluating the impact of membership of Active Retirement Ireland on the lives of older people
(Active Retirement Ireland, 2012-11)
The purpose of the current independent evaluation is to assess o what extent is Active Retirement Ireland achieving its central aim of encouraging healthier lifestyles and enhancing well-being? Specific objectives are to ...
Well into Older Age Age & Opportunity and the Evidence: what research says about the value of promoting participation of older people
(Age & Opportunity., 2010-12)
The overall objective of this report is to examine the work of Age & Opportunity within an international context, and to explore its various impacts on age and ageing in Ireland today. The work of Age & Opportunity is ...
Older women workers'access to pensions: vulnerabilities, perspectives and strategies
(Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway, 2012)
Pension systems globally are in a period of transformative change as governments struggle to manage the twin constraints of an ageing population and fragile government budgets in the context of the economic recession. In ...
Dying well: factors that influence the provision of good end-of-life care for older people in acute and long-stay care settings in Ireland
Aim: The aim of this study was to explore key stakeholders and direct care managers' perspectives on the current provision of end-of-life care for older people in acute and long-stay care settings in Ireland and to construct ...
Conference for Older People on Life Enhancement - Translating Research into Practice
(Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, 2010-08)
Participatory action research with and within community activist groups: Capturing the collective experience of Ireland's Community and Voluntary Pillar in social partnership
(SAGE Journals Online, 2012)
The inclusion of community activists in policy planning is increasingly recognized at thehighest international level. This article shows how the use of Participatory ActionResearch (PAR) can present a deeper and more ...