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Older Peoples Movement

78 older people’s groups are currently
registered with Southern Age-Well Network with approximately 2700 members. Being connected to local services in their communities allows all these members to feel less isolated and has increased their self esteem as well as an improvement in their overall well-being.

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NMSCC partners with a number of community, voluntary and statutory organisations including Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Age NI, Newry Mourne and Down District Council,
Volunteer Now, Linking Generations NI, Newry U3A, Confederation of Community Groups, County Down Rural Community Network.

Measuring Impact

Each year Age Well Network staff assist local older people’s groups to measure the impact of their service. In 2017/18 eight groups conducted member’s questionnaires with 135 members
measuring impact of attending groups on self confidence and self esteem, physical and mental health and well being and whether it helps them feel healthier, happier, safer and more valued within their community.

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