Entries by Element Design

Older People have their voice heard by HSE Quality and Patient Safety Directorate

  Between the 12th November and the 3rd December 2014 a series of Listening Meetings were held with  5 Older People’s Councils (OPC’s) throughout the country. The listening meetings, facilitated by Age Friendly Ireland and five city and county Age Friendly Programmes, provided an opportunity for the HSE’s Quality & Patient Safety Directorate to meet […]

Irish National Dementia Strategy

The Irish National Dementia Strategy was launched on 17th December 2014. The Department of Health and the HSE have agreed a joint initiative with the Atlantic Philanthropies to implement significant elements of the Strategy over the period 2014-2017.  The Strategy aims to improve the lives of people with dementia by promoting a greater focus on […]

Hugh O’Connor, Age Friendly Ireland, visits Ageing Well in Wales

Ageing Well in Wales is a national partnership programme with the overall aim to improve the lives of people aged 50+ living in Wales. It has five main themes through which it will achieve this aim; Age-Friendly Communities, Dementia Supportive Communities, Falls Prevention, Opportunities for Learning and Employment and Loneliness and Isolation. The Ageing Well […]

HEALTHY AGEING IN ACTION

Here are samples of some actions/initiatives from across Europe that aim to improve the health and well-being of older people. BELGIUM A real-life environment laboratory to test products for ageing people Action: Experimental space for companies and organizations for healthcare products, services or innovative process testing. Overview: The LiCaLab is a real-life environment established in […]

AGE FRIENDLY WORLD

The World Health Organisation website The WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities was established in 2010 to connect cities, communities and organizations worldwide with the common vision of making their community a great place to grow old in. As a response to global population ageing, it focuses on action at the local level that […]

AGE Platform Europe

Active Senior Citizens for an Age-Friendly EU – ASCE project conference – Monday 08 December 2014 Ellen Reddin, represented Age Friendly Ireland at the Active Senior Citizens for Europe project, a project which was managed by Active Retirement Ireland and Age & Opportunity and was part of a European initiative along with seven other EU countries […]

Ireland becomes first EU State to commit to developing an age friendly society

On Thursday, 27th of November 2014  the Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, An Taoiseach, New Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, and representatives of the country’s 31 local authorities gathered in Dublin to declare Ireland’s united commitment to creating an age friendly State. At a civic ceremony held in Dublin’s City Hall, Taoiseach Enda Kenny witnessed […]

Ireland becomes first EU State to commit to developing an age friendly society

On Thursday, 27 November 2014,  the Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, New Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, and representatives of the country’s 31 local authorities gathered in Dublin to declare Ireland’s united commitment to creating an age friendly State. At a civic ceremony held in Dublin’s City Hall, Taoiseach Enda Kenny witnessed […]

The First Older Peoples’ Council National Event

Leitrim Older Peoples Council was established in 2013 by Leitrim Development Company, as part of Leitrim’s Age Friendly County Strategy. The Council is made up of 26 members; both Service Providers and Older People from across the County. The council aims to be as representative as possible, by representing Older People from all walks of […]