Newtownabbey, Larne and Carrickfergus 

County Antrim,  Northern Ireland


East Antrim

The Christmas Meeting this year will again be held in Oakfield Community Centre on Monday 19 December between 1.30-3.30 PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START.  We invite all groups, where appropriate to give a short performance of something appropriate! There will be a finger buffet and refreshments served for a small contribution of £3/head to be paid on the day.  Don’t forget to wear something Christmassy….a hat, a jumper, a tinsel scarf….even a Santa suit!

Monthly Activity Programme click here

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We are a registered charity. Northern Ireland charity number: NIC103317.

A Programme for Government for an Ageing Population?

COPNI are holding an event to discuss the Programme for Government and its lack of reference to older people. Officials from The Executive Office will also be speaking at the event.

Date: Tuesday 13th December

Venue: Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Time: 10 am-noon TBC, followed by a full Christmas lunch

Please confirm your attendance to for catering purposes.

More details to follow.


If you have never done so, why not have a look at ageNI’s very interesting website here?

You might be interested in their Perks card, see here.

You might be interested in volunteering, see here.

You can reach the shop in Carrickfergus on Facebook here.

Age UK will supply free a useful LifeBook, see here. The LifeBook is a free booklet where you write important and useful information about your life, from who insures your car to where you put the TV licence.

U3A are involved in the International Scientific Conference of Educational Projects for Seniors, being held in Portugal in February 2017. You can read details here.

MEAAP. Mid and East Antrim agewell Partnership is a local inter-agency based partnership aimed at improving the lives of older people aged 60 years and over in the Ballymena, Larne & Carrickfergus areas. You can look at their website here.

MEAAP have also produced a useful video on fraud and scams, called You can’t cod Maud. You can view this here. May not be available on your iPad.


Art Course - may be of interest to some members. See here.

MALE VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - Queen's University Prostate Cancer Research Study

The School of Nursing in Queen's University Belfast is seeking to recruit a group of men over the age of 60 who have never had cancer, for a research study looking at the psychological impact of prostate cancer. These men would be the control group, and help us understand and interpret the results of the prostate cancer patients we have already recruited. It would involve filling out a postal survey about their quality of life, coping, and physical and psychological well-being four times over a period of nine months.

For details see here.

Location of Oakfield Community Centre here.

BRING & BUY – at our January meeting there will be a Bring & Buy Sale; so bring your unwanted Christmas Gifts with a price already on.  
All proceeds to Funding Neuro.

Age NI Consultative Forum

Age NI are currently recruiting for new members of its Consultative Forum.

For details see here.

Christmas paintings  by Anita

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Fancy learning Spanish?

There is a proposal to start a Spanish speaking group, subject to suitable numbers. Professional tuition would be provided by a native Spanish speaker. More will be said about this at the Christmas meeting on December 19. If interested, please put your name on the list which will be available then, or ring Robin Connor 9336 6106 before then, to register your interest.

Happy Christmas everyone