Entries by Niamh Allen

Age Friendly Headlines from across the country

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown – On the 10th December 2014 the newly formed Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Age Friendly Alliance convened its first Alliance meeting. Chaired by The Chief Executive, Ms Philomena Poole, the meeting set out an ambitious and exciting programme for the development of the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Age Friendly Strategy. We wish the DLR Initiative […]

Age Friendly Recognition and Achievement Awards 2014

The inaugural Age Friendly Achievement and Recognition Awards were held on 20th January 2015. Here you can read more about the wonderful age friendly initiatives from across the country that were shortlisted for the awards ceremony.   Age Friendly Community Innovation Award Sponsored by An Post   South Dublin Age Friendly Ambassadors The consultation process, […]

Celebration of Work to Make Communities More Age Friendly

CELEBRATION OF WORK TO MAKE COMMUNITIES MORE AGE FRIENDLY Inaugural Age Friendly Achievement and Recognition Awards 2014 recognise work in making Ireland a great place in which to grow old Tuesday, 20th January – At a special ceremony in the Cavan Crystal Hotel today, seven projects from across the country were recognised for their innovative […]

Welcome from Brendan Kenny, Age Friendly Ireland Chairperson

A very warm welcome to the third edition of Age Friendly News. 2014 was a very good year for the Age Friendly Cities & Counties Programme with a number of significant milestones secured which set the Programme more firmly on the path to long term sustainability. In particular, the signing ceremony for the Dublin Declaration […]

SLIOTAR (Sustainable Living Integrating Older Adults with Technological Advancements in Regeneration Limerick) Project

The SLIOTAR projects aims to review the effectiveness of the Assistive Living Technologies and Social Interventions used in the Great Northern Haven (GNH) Complex, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. This is an on-going research project with a report on the findings due to be published in the first quarter of 2015. The projects will have three […]

Healthy and Positive Ageing Outcomes Initiative (HaPAI)

The Department of Health, together with The Atlantic Philanthropies, the HSE’s Health and Wellbeing Division, and Age Friendly Ireland have agreed on a joint programme to monitor and promote older people’s health and wellbeing in Ireland. This programme (the Healthy and Positive Ageing Outcomes Initiative) is intended to measure the implementation of the National Positive […]

Interview with Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe, National Director Health and Wellbeing Division, HSE

‘Health and Wellbeing in the context of an ageing population.’ Dr. Stephanie O’Keeffe is National Director of Health and Wellbeing in the HSE.  Dr. O’Keeffe previously was the first Director of a new Health and Wellbeing Programme in the Department of Health where she led out on the development of Ireland’s first inter-sectoral population health […]

Around the World

Engaging Older Women in Social Enterprise – NANA Café, London NANA is a comfort food and craft cafe hosted by older ladies from Hackney in East London. The social enterprise aims to reduce social isolation amongst these older women by empowering them to get involved with their community through hosting a café. NANA founder Katie […]

Age Friendly Headlines from across the country

Cork County Launch and County Laois Age Friendly Consultations The Cork Age Friendly County Programme was officially launched in County Hall on Monday 6th October by the County Mayor, Cllr. Alan Coleman and was followed by a speech from Cork County Council CEO, Tim Lucey. The launch was also attended by Hugh O’Connor, CEO Age Friendly Ireland, elected members and […]