What is Needed?
- The local authority leads the Age Friendly City or County Programme.
- Local elected representatives ratify it.
- Both give unanimous commitment to the values and principles set out in the Dublin Declaration on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in Europe (2013).
- Local elected representatives and the Local Community Development Committee engage actively with the Age Friendly Alliance, responding to resolve difficulties or barriers to the progress of the Age Friendly Programme
A Shared Vision with Attainable, Measureable Goals
The Age Friendly Programme:
- is based on priorities identified through comprehensive and inclusive consultation with older people throughout the city or county includes a mapping exercise aimed at highlighting shortcomings in infrastructure and gaps in services
- provides opportunities for older people to challenge and influence the development of the Strategy during the drafting process.
The Age Friendly Strategy:
- has clear, measurable goals which make it easy to see if progress has been achieved
- goes through an annual or two-yearly review and self-assessment process, led by the Alliance
- is affiliated to the WHO Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities.