This is the third short video clip looking at the activities of six of Age & Oportunity's Get Vocal projects. Each 6-minute clip will appear in one of six 45-minute programmes focussed older peoples' issues that will be broadcast on DCTV throughout May and in June and July 2011.
The videos were made through a collaborative production process, with the groups themselves taking part in some training with Dublin Community Television before planning the videos and taking part in the shoots themselves.
The aim of Get Vocal is to strengthen the voices of older people in Ireland by increasing their capacity to make themselves heard. It supports groups and networks to develop ways of speaking out on the issues that matter to them and to spark initiatives that help society to understand their needs and their problems, as well as their hopes. To speak out effectively, groups and networks must build up their ability to advocate on behalf of older people.