Age Friendly City Project
What is the Age Friendly Programme?
Over the next 30 years the number of people in Ireland over the age of 55 will double and the number over 80 will quadruple. Ireland is now in an ideal position to prepare for successful population ageing.
Ireland’s Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme is a national programme being rolled out across the country to ensure that our counties, cities and towns are age friendly and meet the needs of older people.
It is adapted from the World Health Organisation’s Global Age Friendly Cities’ and Communities’ programme, which says that
“ In practical terms an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities.”
Dublin was the first capital city in the world to adopt a city-wide approach to becoming age-friendly.
Age Friendly Progress Report and Activities
View or download the Age Friendly Progress Report >> here <<
View or download a list of weekly Over 55s Age Friendly Activities >> here <<
Dublin Age Friendly City Strategy 2014-19
The strategy was launched on 10th September 2014.
The implementation of the strategy will be led by Dublin City’s Age Friendly Alliance -a group of organisations, led by Dublin City Council which includes Age Friendly Ireland, An Garda Siochána, Crosscare, Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Dublin City University, the HSE, and Trinity College Dublin.
For more information on Dublin Age Friendly City Alliance members, please click here.
The implementation of the Strategy will be informed by the direct involvement of older citizens from the City’s Older Persons Councils (OPCs).
Almost 1500 people over the age of 55 were involved in a consultation process that informed the Dublin City Age Friendly Strategy and the five Age Friendly Area Action Plans.
The five areas that make up Dublin Age Friendly City
Dublin Age Friendly City seeks to develop communities throughout Dublin City that include and improve the quality of life for people over the age of 55. For administrative purposes Dublin City Council is divided into five areas and these areas are the basis of developing five Age Friendly Area Plans. Each area has an interagency group developing a plan for that area.
The plan will be implemented in each area with the assistance of older people in the area through the Older Persons Council. The following are the details for each of the areas within Dublin City.
Click on any of the Five Dublin City Council Administrative Areas below for more information:
Age Friendly Ireland’s Newsletter Issue 4
Welcome from Brendan Kenny, Age Friendly Ireland Chairperson
As Chairperson of Age Friendly Ireland I would like to warmly welcome you to the fourth edition of Age Friendly News.
I hope you find all our latest news and developments in the on-going roll out of this great project to be of interest.