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“Minding our Health as we Age”

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Mayo

Programme: Mayo

WHO Theme: Community Support And Health Services

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Nutrition Eating Well, Physical Activity, Positive Mental And Emotional Health, Your Body Your Health

Funding Stream: Healthy Ireland Fund

Resources Required: Community Support, Paid Staff, Premises

Cost: 1000-5000


Broadcast on local radio on various elements of health as we age. To be available online also. Create booklet with content used on show for distribution. This will be a live broadcast “Minding our Health as we age”. AF will collaborate with various agencies, e.g HSE, Sports Partnership, to deliver a series of information “slots” in a show. Topics being discussed will be, e.g. physiotherapy – falls etc., nutrition, heart health, keeping active, psychological health. It is anticipated it will be interactive and listeners will have opportunity to “text, phone” with their own queries. Prizes will also be on offer. This broadcast will be available online and podcast.

Aim of Initiative

Anyone 55+.

Who is it aimed at

Anyone 55+.

Steps critical to success

  1. Cooperation from all involved
  2. Good listenership and feedback
  3. Audience is kept interested

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Availability of people for particular date
  2. Keep information relevant and interesting
  3. Very short time per expert, 12 minutes each, if there is a high level of interest

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Knowledge provided to people
  2. Radio will have maximum reach as everyone can access
  3. Information will sign post people to services available

Maura Murphy, Mayo County Council,