Positive Ageing Week

Wisdom Worth Hearing

We have conducted a new survey to mark this year’s Positive Ageing Week.

We asked people from all over Northern Ireland for the sound advice.

and wisdom they would share with their younger selves. 

Read the results


"Live for today, yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come"

Susan 46, Tyrone

"You get what you work for, not what you wish for"

Marie 39, Belfast


Positive Ageing Week Survey Results

7 in 10 adults claim that ‘Your Health is your Wealth’ had the biggest impact on them.

  • 8 in 10 adults in Northern Ireland (79%) believe they learn a lot from older generations.
  • 77% say people get wiser with age.
  • 78% believe the best advice comes from those with lots of life experience.
  • 76% of people in Ireland believe that if they could speak with their younger self, they would have good advice to offer.
  • Financial wisdom included saving for a rainy day, to budget carefully, and to remember that money isn’t everything.

Read the survey results