What have Older People told us?
Older people have told us, through extensive consultation across Ireland, that they want to:
Enjoy walkable access to public and other essential services, recreation and amenities and so use them more readily.
Have access to pleasant and clean environments, green spaces, naturally occurring places to rest, age-friendly pavements, safe pedestrian crossing, universal design of buildings and spaces, security, barrier free walkways and paths, and adequate public restrooms.
Avoid the stress associated with the fear of crime.
Feel safe when out and about and so feel more confident to stay active and to participate in the wider community.
Stay more independent for longer.