Entries by Sylvia

Ireland – The World’s First Age Friendly Country!

On the 16th December 2019 Ireland became the first Country in the world to become fully affiliated with the World Health Organisation’s Global Network of Age Friendly Cities & Communities. Each of the 31 Local Government led programmes have an Age Friendly strategy and are committed to ensuring that they are more inclusive and supportive […]

National Age Friendly Recognition & Achievement Awards

Celebration of Work to make Communities more Age Friendly On Wednesday 11th April over two hundred people from the length and breadth of the Country ascended on Monaghan town to celebrate the National Age Friendly Recognition and Achievement Awards 2018.  The ceremony held in the Hillgrove Hotel saw projects from across the country recognised for […]

Innovation@Home: A Contest and a Call for Age-Friendly Housing Practices that Work

World Health Organisation – Age Friendly World The WHO Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, in collaboration with Grantmakers In Aging, is pleased to announce Innovation@Home, a competition and a call for age-friendly housing practices that can inspire action around the world by showing what can be done and how it can be done. Cities and communities […]

Evidence for Action: How Data can inform Policy and Practice in LA’s

Author:  Sinead Shannon, Programme Manager, Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative Summary During the past decade, Ireland has undergone dramatic change leading to new ways of working as well as new ways of examining problems and seeking to solve them. The requirement to ‘do more with less’ was impressed on all, particularly those working in the public […]

Ireland’s National Age Friendly Recognition and Achievement Awards 2017/18

  The Age Friendly Ireland Programme, currently hosted by Meath County Council, is delighted to let you know that Monaghan County Council are hosting the third National Age Friendly Recognition and Achievement Awards for 2017/2018 on 10th April 2018 in County Monaghan. We are calling for organisations, individuals, agencies and communities to submit applications on […]

HSE Partners with the Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme – Taking a co-production approach to Integrated Care for Older People

  SUMMARY With advances in Healthcare people are living longer, healthier lives. As people grow older the desire is to live independent fulfilled lives within their own homes and communities for as long as possible, and with the right supports and the right approaches to designing services this ambition can be realised. An assets based […]

Increasing Capacity for Age Friendly Environments in Europe – Post Conference Briefing Document

              Age Friendly Ireland, together with Fingal County Council, were delighted to co-host this conference in Dublin last year ‘Increasing capacity for Age-Friendly Environments in Europe’. This conference was designed to bring together speakers, panel members, delegates and programme leaders from across the European ‘Age Friendly’, ‘Healthy’, ‘Smart’ and […]