The Kildare Age Friendly Programme was launched in November 2010 by the then Junior Minister Aine Brady TD. Following on from the launch an extensive consultation process was undertaken, the outcome of which is reflected in the KAFC Strategy, launched in November 2011.
A significant development has been the establishment and development of engAGE Kildare, the Forum representing older people in the county. Their Executive has worked diligently through their Forums to communicate with the membership on issues of critical importance. Kildare has taken a particular interest in working on improving relations across the generations in the county and this focus on intergenerational best practice has yielded great results.
Kildare Age Friendly County has also been a partner in the Age Friendly Communities (AFC) Project, funded under the Ireland Wales Programme 2007-13. This funding facilitated a range of innovative project work, including the If You Were In My Shoes Arts Project, Mens Sheds Marvellous Meals and the Go For Life Games in association with the Kildare Sports Partnership.