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The shared vision of Longford County Council  including its Local Age Friendly Programme is to make Longford a good place to live work and grow old in  People of all ages across Longford will be supported to enjoy healthier, more active and connected lives.

The Alliance is a senior level, cross sector group whose member agencies have formed an overarching strategic partnership to develop and oversee the realisation of the Longford  Age Friendly County Strategy. 

  • Age Friendly Alliance Committee; Annual information day
  • Older Person Council
  • Declan Nerney Longford’s Age Friendly Ambassador since 2019
  • Bealtine and Positive Aging programme of events
  • Healthy Age Friendly Homes
  • Age Friendly Car parking spaces

Strategies

  • Outdoor Spaces & Buildings – lighting, seating, pavements, walk areas, signage, planning
  • Transportation – access, public transport, convenience, parking, taxis, rural transport schemes, multi sector collaboration
  • Housing – affordable housing, universal design, lifetime adaptability
  • Social Participation – information, social capital, variety & range of events, easily accessible
  • Respect & Social Inclusion – Consultation, visibility, changing attitudes, intergenerational programmes through education & sport
  • Civic Participation & Employment – Volunteering, Use of resources, Mentoring programmes, post-retirement employment & training
  • Communication & Information – Access to Information, age friendly design, communication methods, promoting daily interaction
  • Community Support & Health Services – Community & Home Based Health & Social Care, Co-ordination of service delivery, quality of care for all, access to adequate health care

Contacts

Local Programme Manager
Martina Needham
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Local Housing Technical Advisor
Declan Kenny
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Local HAFH Coordinator
Caroline Doyle
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Local Older People’s Council
Chair: Kitty Burkhill
Local Age Friendly Ambassador
Declan Nerney