Entries by Element Design

Smart Ageing Sector

Ireland Targets Job Opportunities in the Smart Ageing Sector – Taoiseach  Ireland well-positioned to take advantage of the fast-growing global market Speaking after the latest Action Plan on Jobs Progress Report, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said “The number of people over 60 will more than double by 2020 – with a spending power of […]

Think Ahead

What is Think Ahead? Think Ahead is a citizen led initiative aimed at guiding people on planning for end of life. Using a simple form, Think Ahead urges people to Think, Talk, Tell and Record their personal preferences for future medical, financial and personal care, regardless of their age or health. This can then be […]

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Positive Ageing

Trinity EngAGE Centre for Research in Ageing is partnering with AFI to develop a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Positive Ageing Age Friendly Ireland and Trinity College Dublin’s EngAGE Centre for Research in Ageing are working together with representatives from five of the country’s Age Friendly City & Counties programmes to develop a MOOC […]

Ageing Well Network Case Study

Ageing Well Network: A Case Study of an Irish Success Story in the Field of Ageing Susan Parker The Ageing Well Network in the Republic of Ireland, created in 2007, filled a considerable gap. No forum existed for senior-level executives to come together and discuss, in a safe and stimulating environment, the challenges and promises of an […]

Age Friendly Business Recognition Scheme

Age Friendly Business Recognition Scheme With more than 1 million (60+) people now living in Ireland we know that this is growing market segment with over 10 Billion in revenue declared income. Our Age Friendly Business Recognition Programme aims to facilitate local businesses to tap into this growing market. Our Age Friendly Business Recognition programme […]

Launch of the Sligo Age Friendly Programme

Age Friendly Sligo Officially Launched Wed 11th February saw the official launch of the Sligo Age Friendly Programme in the Clarion Hotel. The event was opened by Cllr Tom McSharry followed by a presentation from Sarah Wetherald, Regional Consultant for Age Friendly Ireland. Chief Executive Ciaran Hayes, chair of the newly established Age Friendly Alliance […]

Launch of Donegal’s Age Friendly Strategy

Daniel’s launches Donegal Age Friendly Strategy on a high note! Singing star Daniel O’Donnell urged Donegal’s older population not to be afraid to continue to make a valuable contribution to society as they had the experience, knowledge and tenacity to do so. He was speaking last Friday at the official launch of the Donegal’s Age Friendly Strategy […]

The Story So Far

Conn Murray, Chair of the City & County Management Association and Chief Executive, Limerick City & County Council Supported by considerable planning and preparation, local government in Ireland now has a very clear purpose and a definite direction. The policy document ‘Putting People First; Action Programme for Effective Local Government’ clearly outlines the direction we […]

New Age Friendly strategy launched in Limerick

New Age Friendly strategy launched in Limerick A new 5-year strategy which commits for the first time to improving key areas of infrastructure, services, information and an overall social response to older person’s issues in Limerick was unveiled on Tuesday May 14. Age Friendly Limerick 2015-2020, officially declaring Limerick as an ‘Age Friendly’ location, was […]

Minister Lynch’s Speech

Minister Lynch’s speech at the launch of  Limerick’s Age Friendly Strategy Tuesday, 12th May • I am delighted to be here today to launch the first Age Friendly Strategy for Limerick. I congratulate the Limerick Age Friendly Alliance and all who have been involved in this ambitious strategy to make Limerick a great place in which […]