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Regional Positive Ageing Week

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Tipperary

Programme: Tipperary

WHO Theme: Civic Participation And Employment, Communication And Information, Community Support And Health Services, Housing, Outdoor Spaces And Buildings, Respect And Social Inclusion, Social Participation

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Nutrition Eating Well, Physical Activity, Positive Mental And Emotional Health, Staying Connected, Switching Off And Being Creative, Your Body Your Health

Funding Stream: Healthy Ireland FundLocal AF Programme Funding

Resources Required: Community Support, Financial, Paid Staff, Volunteer Staff, time and commitment of OPC members

Cost: 1000-5000


Positive Ageing Week (PAW) is an Age Action Ireland initiative. The focus is on community based events, organised by groups and individuals throughout Ireland, and national events organised by Age Action and its partners. This year a partnership project involving the local authorities of Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford, members of the Older Peoples Council from each of the 5 local authority areas and staff from the HSE in both the South East and Mid West created a virtual positive ageing week. This project was led by staff from Tipperary County Council. The content showcased was streamed live each day via zoom over 3 themes and the information relating to each recording and link to each recording is available here under the heading of our 3 Themes: Health and Wellbeing, Information and Culture and Diversity This Regional Action for Positive Ageing has been funded by The Healthy Ireland Fund, supported by the Department of Health and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Aim of Initiative

Older People across the counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, TIpperary, Waterford and Wexford

Who is it aimed at

Older People across the counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, TIpperary, Waterford and Wexford

Steps critical to success

  1. Participation and Guidance of OPC Reps into content provision
  2. participation of partners making themselves available for recordings
  3. willingness of all parties and partners to participate and capture content and goodwill

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. operating in a digital platform targeting an older audience
  2. timeframe was very tight for what became and delivered an ambitious project, significant time investment from working group
  3. use of zoom, frequency of engagements with 3 sessions daily and time commitment to engage with all content

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. 17 videos created which have benefits far wider than Positive Ageing Week and can be built upon and added to
  2. partnership approach with OPC, HSE and LA to deliver project
  3. created energy and participation from group within the covid period and delivered a high quality product

Evaluation / Report:
Report available not on website

Fiona Crotty, Tipperary County Council,

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