What kinds of things are the multi-agency Age Friendly Programmes doing to respond?
Linking isolated and other interested older people with relevant community activities.
Introducing skills exchange programmes which offer opportunities for older people to share their skills with others, and learn new skills in return.
Supporting outreach and befriending programmes which target older people who are at risk of social isolation.
Coordinating transport, with the support of the Councils, the HSE and An Garda Síochána, to social events and facilities.
Ensuring that event venues are accessible, safe and conveniently located.
Delivering physical activity and healthy eating, training and education programmes to support social connection, more active lifestyles, improve health status and lower rates of hospital admissions amongst older adults.
Examples of some Age Friendly Initiatives