Bank of Ireland to launch Financial Wellbeing programme for older people at six Positive Ageing Week events

  • Launch scheduled to coincide with Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week 2019
  • Six free events in Dublin, Limerick, Ballina, Wexford and Waterford

30 September 2019: As part of this year’s Positive Ageing Week (30 Sept to 6 Oct), Bank of Ireland is holding a series of events across the country to launch its Financial Wellbeing Programme for older people. The events will include a free seminar on the importance of financial planning, good money management, planning for the future and the importance of putting some legal protections in place.

Positive Ageing Week (PAW) is an Age Action initiative, supported by Bank of Ireland since 2016, which celebrates ageing and the contribution of older people. This year’s theme is ‘Ageing in Place’ which means being able to live in your own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.

Coinciding with PAW 2019, Bank of Ireland is hosting six events in Dublin, Limerick, Ballina, Wexford and Waterford. These will include talks by the Bank’s Financial Wellbeing coaches and speakers on a range of ‘Ageing in Place’ topics from organisations including Age Action, An Garda Síochána, Ava Housing, Homeshare Ireland, Sage Advocacy, the Seniors Alert Scheme and Siel Bleu.

Ava Housing, an innovative new scheme for older homeowners to reconfigure their family-sized homes and create a new rental unit within the house, will talk about the success of its pilot project in Clondalkin, west Dublin which was co-funded by Bank of Ireland. Michelle Moore, Ciarán Ferrie and Olivia Golden from AVA Housing are among the speakers at the Camden Street event in Dublin on Monday 30 September.

Dawn Bailey, Head of Seniors & Vulnerable Customers, Bank of Ireland said: “We are delighted to continue our support for Positive Ageing Week. This year’s theme – Ageing in Place – is about having the choice about where we age, which for most of us is in the comfort and familiarity of our own homes and communities. Ava Housing is one of many options available to people living in more urban areas and Bank of Ireland was delighted to partner with them on their pilot home. Having access to services and supports is very important but we can all do a lot for ourselves by thinking and planning ahead and that’s where our Financial Wellbeing programme for older people can really help. Financial Wellbeing is about doing the most with what you have, not how much you have. It’s about making sure that you can cover day-to-day expenses, cope with the unexpected and plan for the future so I would encourage as many people as possible to come along to our Positive Ageing Week events.”

For more information on events and speakers:

Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week events

  • Monday 30 September
    DUBLIN | Age Action premises, 30/31 Lower Camden Street, Dublin at 4pm
  • Wednesday 2 October
    LIMERICK | Bank of Ireland branch, 125 O’Connell Street, Limerick at 11am
  • Thursday 3 October
    BALLINA | Ballina Public Library @ 11am
  • Thursday 3 October
    DUBLIN | Bank of Ireland Montrose branch, Stillorgan Road, Dublin at 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday 15 October
    WEXFORD | Bank of Ireland branch, Wexford town at 11 am
  • Wednesday 23 October
    WATERFORD | Bank of Ireland, The Quay at 11am