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Introduction to Age Friendly Demonstrators and Initiatives

Age Friendly places, spaces and environments, offer citizens an opportunity to age in place across the life course. To promote and encourage future proofing for ageing, Age Friendly Ireland, in partnership with the World Health Organization, have developed a process whereby organisations and communities can apply for age friendly status once they have completed the four-stage process as outlined below. Underpinned by Universal Design principles, this involves collaboration with multi agency stakeholders and our Older People’s Councils as key advisors and supporters of these initiatives.

We are delighted to acknowledge that many spaces, environments and services that provide essential supports to older people have already undergone this process and received Age Friendly status. Age Friendly Demonstrators for Ireland, in some cases, have also been international firsts and are now being replicated across the country. This method is also being shared internationally as a model of good practice to make the world a better place to age.

Key Age Friendly Demonstrators

StadiumCroke Park GAA Stadium, Dublin
Primary Care CentresAthy and Baltinglass, Kildare and Wicklow
Train StationMacDonagh Station, Kilkenny
Tourist Destination“Beyond the Trees”, Avondale Forrest Park, Wicklow
AirportIreland West Airport, Mayo and Shannon Airport Limerick
HospitalSt. Luke’s General Hospital, Carlow and Kilkenny

Along with these demonstrators, local authorities through Age Friendly Alliances, are developing age friendly towns and villages across Ireland. In partnership with Libraries Ireland, Age Friendly Ireland and local authorities are also making each of the libraries accessible, age friendly spaces, to be enjoyed by everyone across their life course.

AFI Demonstrators Case Studies

Walkability Study Ireland West Airport 2019

Towards an Age Friendly Airport

Age Friendly Ireland

Programme: Age Friendly Demonstrators

Shannon Airport and Ireland West Airport Knock Case Studies in Practice Shannon Airport has an excellent track record of implementing pioneering initiatives for the benefit of all of our passengers. …