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One of the actions under the Age Friendly programme was to set up an Older People’s Council. Mayo’s OPC was established in 2016.

What Does Mayo’s Older Persons Council Do?

  • Helps people to be active
  • Carries out walkability audits to improve Age Friendliness of our places and buildings
  • Partner with service providers that encourage the participation of older people in their communities
  • Works with younger people to encourage a positive culture around ageing

Who Can Join?

Anyone over the age of 55 can join Mayo’s Older Person Council.  It’s a group of volunteers who meet regularly to discuss issues of concern to older people and try and have these issues address.

Why Join Mayo’s Older Persons Council?

  • To work with others to generate ideas for new and creative age friendly projects in Mayo.
  • To learn about what is happening to improve the lives of older people in the county and to participate in this work.
  • To raise issue of concern to older people and try have these issue addressed.
  • To tackle a range of issues from isolation and loneliness to fitness and active ageing.
  • To make Mayo a great county in which to live and to grow old!

You are invited to register your interest in Mayo’s Older Persons Council.  Please email  or phone 094-9064735.

The Older People’s Councils provide a means by which older adults can take a more active role in their communities and have their voices heard.