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The Meath Age Friendly Programme was launched in 2011, and operated under a five year strategy which began in 2012. The programme is hosted under the leadership of Meath County Council, is supported by Age Friendly Ireland Shared Service and operates within the World Health Organisation framework.

The programme is built on the recognition of the valuable role that older people can and should play in shaping their communities. Our current strategy was just recently launched and will run from 2023 to 2028.

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“Meath Cares About Older People” information day, May 2023 with Meath County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Nick Killian

Meath Executive OPC meets every 6 – 8 weeks. Training was provided to the executive OPC members in 2023 on what it takes to be an executive member, the role of the OPC and also the wider OPC.

At the next Executive OPC meeting later this month, the Meath Healthy Age Friendly Homes Co-Ordinator, Mary Carey, will attend to speak with the executive OPC members and discuss the Healthy Age Friendly Homes Programme.

Recently a walkability audit was completed in Ratoath.

Age Friendly Towns

Completed the four stage process:


Local Programme Manager
Valerie McHugh
Local Technical Advisor
James Kiernan
Local HAFH Coordinator
Mary Carey
Local Older People’s Council
Chair: Ita Healy
Vice chair: Barbara Makula
Local Age Friendly Ambassador
Sean Boylan