The following values and principles underpin the work of both Age Friendly Ireland and the 31 Age Friendly Alliances:
Active, engaged, practical, pragmatic implementation of Age Friendly City and County Strategies which are firmly based on the expressed views and priorities of older people and which enhance their quality of life and participation in Irish life.
Future Proofing our Infrastructure and Key Services
Age Friendly Cities and Counties make economic as well as social sense and foster the creation of more liveable, sustainable, resource effective and enabling environments. By future-proofing our cities and counties we will help to ensure that our policies, strategies, infrastructure and key services do not become outdated or outmoded in the near future and that they are friendly and accessible on many different levels, to all ages and groups.
Fulfilment of the Age Friendly vision through combining a bottom-up participatory approach at local and community level with top-down political and agency-led commitment and resources.
Informed by the views and opinions of the diversity of older people, and enabling the direct and active involvement of older people in local-level decision-making.
Commitment to employing new thinking, methods and approaches in response to the challenges and opportunities identified by older people.