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Wellbeing Packs

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Wexford

Programme: Wexford

WHO Theme: Respect And Social Inclusion

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Positive Mental And Emotional Health

Funding Stream: Keep Well

Resources Required: Community Support, Financial, Paid Staff, Premises, Services, Volunteer Staff

Cost: 5000-10000


As part of the Keep Well Campaign 450 wellbeing packs were delivered to older people in the county via Meals on Wheels Services, Local Link and the Gardaí. This involved collaboration with the forementioned as well as Civil Defence, Wexford Food Family and the Arts Office WCC. Packs include local food produce/treats, art project, bee friendly seed bombs, bird food/feeder, old songbook and garden/wildlife booklet.

Aim of Initiative

Who is it aimed at

Older people isolating

Steps critical to success

  1. Civil Defence to pack and deliver and Gardaí/Local Link
  2. Admin person to process orders, deliveries, etc
  3. Access to isolated older people via Meals on Wheels, Day Care Centres, Gardaí

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Lots of admin
  2. Procurement
  3. Storage and processing deliveries – lots of space required

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Older people very grateful
  2. Environmentally friendly
  3. Great colloboration between state agencies, local business and community groups

Evaluation / Report:

Ann Marie Laffan /