65th Annual & Scientific Meeting 2017 - Guest Exhibitors

Active Retirement Network Ireland is an affiliation of volunteer driven associations (ARAs) whose Mission Statement is to enable retired persons,of any age,to have a more fulfilled and active life and to do so by “doing things for themselves by themselves”. Towards this end we have 560 affiliated groups with 24,500 members throughout
the 26 counties and four affiliated groups in Northern Ireland.

All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care (AIIHPC) is a leading organisation with national and international influence driving excellence in palliative care. AIIHPC is a collaborative of hospices, health and social care organisations and universities on the island of Ireland. AIIHPC advances education, research and practice to improve the palliative care experience of people with life limiting conditions and their families. As the palliative care sector’s institute, AIIHPC is:

· involving service users, carers and communities in palliative care delivery and development

·working to integrate palliative care across the health system so people are supported as early as possible

·supporting the development of specialist palliative care services for everyone who needs them 

ALONE is a national organisation that provides services to older people who need additional support to age at home.  We work with those who have difficulties with loneliness, ill health, poverty, poor housing or homelessness.  We support them through these challenges and link them in with the relevant services they need to live in the community. We have over 600 active volunteers that are trained and supported by professional staff.  All our services are quality approved ensuring we are high value and low cost.  2017 marks 40 years since ALONE was founded.

Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC) is a National Centre for excellence in dementia and is committed to best practice in all aspects of dementia care.   The staff at the Centre offer three core professional services, Education, Information and Research.  The Centre houses a state of the art educational facility which is well resourced with dementia specific books, reports, training manuals and online access to top of the range medical and social science journals. All health service professionals and anyone with an interest in dementia are welcome to visit the Centre.

Age & Opportunity is the national organisation that inspires everyone to reach their full potential as they age. Our goal is to turn the period from age 50 onwards into one of the most satisfying times in people’s lives, by facilitating: opportunities to engage in arts and cultural activities, sport and physical activity and opportunities to learn and be involved as active citizens. People are now living for longer. Age & Opportunity works to provide opportunities to encourage people to live their longer lives to the full. We are continually finding new ways to engage, to motivate and to support people in this adventure. Join in.

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is a national charity dedicated to all matters relating to dying, death and bereavement in Ireland.

Our Vision: No-one will face death or bereavement without the care and support they need.

Our Mission: To strive for the best care at end of life, for all

The Irish Lung Fibrosis Association (ILFA) is the national charity supporting patients diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) - a debilitating, progressive and terminal lung disease. The median age at diagnosis is 60-70 years and median survival time is 2-3 years. ILFA's National Patient Charter for IPF aims to ensure patients receive the best medical care and support services to manage their condition. ILFA provides free information leaflets, practical materials and exercise resources to healthcare professionals caring for IPF patients. For more information, please visit www.ilfa.ie, call 086 871 5261 or email info@ilfa.ie

Nursing Homes Ireland is the representative organisation for the private and voluntary nursing homes sector.  Indisputably, the nursing home sector and the invaluable care our members provide, is an integral part of the Irish health service. The immense contribution and the important services provided by the private and voluntary sector in the community at large, are plainly obvious and evidence by the following statistics emanating from our sector:

Private and voluntary nursing homes:
Provide care for nearly 22,000 residents
Account for more than 80% of all long term care beds in the country and employ more than 24,000 staff

Nursing Homes Ireland was formed in January 2008. It is the single representative body for the private and voluntary nursing homes sector following the merger of The Federation of Irish Nursing Homes, The Irish Nursing Homes Organisation, Nursing Homes Association South East and Nursing Homes West.
Nursing Homes Ireland is committed to providing leadership, supporting members and promoting excellence.

Third Age is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the wellbeing of older people and valuing their contribution in communities throughout Ireland.  Third Age has three national programmes.  SeniorLine provides a confidential telephone listening service for older people 10am-10pm every day of the year, and receives c1, 000 calls each month, Freefone 1800 8045 91.   Failte Isteach welcomes migrants through free conversational English classes, supports 107 groups working each week with 3,200 migrants countrywide. Sage provides support and advocacy wherever ageing poses a challenge – in nursing homes, hospitals and the community.  All Third Age programmes, delivered by trained older volunteers, promote social inclusion, working to connect older people with their community and each other.