Age Friendly City

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Dublin was the first capital city in the world to adopt a citywide approach to becoming Age Friendly.

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 our 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". A shared service function in Meath County Council that supports and provides technical guidance to the 31 local authority led, multi-agency Age Friendly City and County Programmes across Ireland.
Dublin’s Age Friendly Programme is working to create the kinds of communities in which older people live autonomous and valued lives, focusing on actions and developments to support people of all ages to enjoy healthier, more active and connected lives.

In Dublin City Age Friendly, our work is recognised by businesses and Dublin City Council's departments as being invaluable to their progression. We provide Age Friendly Business Recognition Training, Public Realm Training, and act as consultants on a variety of in-house projects. We encourage those that we deal with to consult with older people along every step of their project.

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Contacts

Phone: 222 3856
E-mail: agefriendlycity@dublincity.ie
Twitter: @agefriendlydcc

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Age Friendly Documents

National Age Friendly Documents

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Dublin City Age Friendly Documents

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