As Chairperson of Age Friendly Ireland I would like to warmly welcome you to the fourth edition of Age Friendly News.
This edition contains the launch of a key document ‘Age Friendly; The Story So Far’ which provides an overview of some of the many relevant programme practices that have emerged through the Age Friendly Cities & Counties programme to date. Across the coming weeks this is set to be complemented by the launch of an online, searchable catalogue or repository of age friendly practice. There is also news of the recent launches of the Limerick and Donegal Age Friendly Strategies, and of Sligo’s launch of its Age Friendly County Programme.
The newsletter features an independent case study on the role and contribution of the former Ageing Well Network – which played such a lead role in highlighting the value of multi-sectoral approaches to the ageing field.
Also featured are plans on the part of the Trinity EngAGE Centre for Research in Ageing to develop a Massive Open Online Course on Positive Ageing, alongside a selection of news stories from around the Age Friendly Cities & Counties network.
I hope you find these and other news items to be of interest.
Brendan Kenny, Chair of Age Friendly Ireland
Deputy Chief Executive, Dublin City Council