The national Age Friendly Ireland Programme supports cities, counties and towns across Ireland to prepare for the rapid ageing of our population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults.
Age-friendly programmes work to provide walkable streets, housing and transportation options, access to key services and opportunities for older people to participate in community activities. By doing so, these communities are better equipped to become great places, and where appropriate lifelong homes, for people of all ages.
Ireland’s Age Friendly Ireland Programme is coordinated by Age Friendly Ireland, an appointed shared service of local government hosted by Meath County Council. The national Age Friendly Programme office brings together, supports and provides technical guidance to the 31 local authority led, multi-agency Age Friendly City and County Programmes.
See agefriendlyireland.ie for more information and initiatives.