Our Older People’s Programme

We believe everyone should have a fair and equal opportunity to engage in decision making and we stive to promote inclusion for older people to participate in developing the economic, social, cultural political and Health & wellbeing life in their community. We provide a range of community, health and wellbeing and civic engagement supports and opportunities for older people living in the DLR County including


The Ballybrack Project Centre provides a range of supports and opportunities for older people living in Ballybrack, Loughlinstown and surrounding areas. These include

  • Ballybrack Craft Group
  • Over 65’s Chair Gym
  • Coolevin Arts Group
  • CreateAbility Art Class
  • Ladies Bowling Social Group
  • The Walking Group
  • The Ladies Club
  • Young at Hearts
  • Thursday Book-Swap
  • Healthy Foods Made Easy

For more information on the Ballybrack Project Centre and our programmes please contact Gina or Patrick, gina.hogan@sspship.ie , patrick.finegan@sspship.ie

SWAP Programme (Senior Wellness Activity Programme)

Southside Partnership through the HI (Healthy Ireland) SWAP programme offers older people across the DLR county a range activities and workshops based in the local community and helping to improve physical, social, and mental health and wellbeing. We offer fun activities including

  • Chair Gym
  • Mindfulness
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Flower arranging and Gardening
  • Zumba Gold and seated

For more information contact Ben, ben.stapleton@sspship.ie

Art/Jewellery Classes
Weekly classes in the SSP Ballybrack Community Centre.  
For further information contact Gina Hogan: gina.hogan@sspship.ie

Health Food Made Easy workshop
Opportunities to participate in a six week interactive workshop designed to increase participant knowledge about diet and nutrition and to develop food-related skills such as cooking, budgeting and shopping.  For further information please click here or contact Angie Lennon: angela.lennon@sspship.ie

Care & Repair
The Care and Repair Programme was established to carry out minor repairs for older and vulnerable people free of charge.  No job is too small. For further information contact David Moloney: david.moloney@sspship.ie


Have you seen the most recent dlr Age Friendly Magazine?

The magazine contains local information and supports, health and wellbeing information, short stories, poetry, recipes, activities, and puzzles.

Click here to read the digital version.