Dublin City’s Guide to Age Friendly Communication

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr. Tom Brabazon will officially launch ‘Dublin City’s Guide to Age Friendly Communication’ on Tuesday, 2rd July, 2019 at 10.30 am in City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.

One of the main objectives of Dublin City Council’s Age Friendly Programme is to make Dublin city a great place in which to grow old. To achieve this goal, the city council in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (National Disability Authority) and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland have created this guide.

We want to make service providers, businesses, shops and the wider community in the city aware of the needs of older people when communicating about their services, information and activities.

Speaking ahead of the launch, the Deputy Lord Mayor said “An Age Friendly Approach improves life for everybody in the community because environments, services and systems which suit older people also benefit everyone else.”

Brendan Kenny, Deputy Chief Executive, Dublin City Council added “Dublin City Age Friendly believes that when you design for an older person, you are encompassing a whole community.”

Photographs will be circulated to picture desks after the launch by Conor McCabe Photography.

To coincide with the launch of the Guide, a suite of posters, flags and banners have been developed to raise awareness about the Dublin Age Friendly brand and the work of Dublin City Council’s Age Friendly Programme. 

To view the Guide to Age Friendly Communication, please click here