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Sligo Age Friendly is currently in the early stages of development with the necessary structures only recently put in place such as OPC Executive Committee. The OPC Executive have so far met twice this year.  We are currently looking at options for other initiatives in the future.

The New Sligo Age Friendly Strategy will be launched in the second half of 2023 having recently being approved by members of the Sligo OPC and Age Friendly Alliance.

Sligo Older Persons AGM - Healthy Sligo activities section
Sligo Older Persons AGM – Healthy Sligo activities section

In February Sligo Older Persons AGM was facilitated through a breakfast morning. Over 64 people were in attendance, and we had 23 new members who joined the Sligo Older People’s Council. The Executive Committee was formed on the day with 12 members volunteering.

On the day we had several guest speakers -Marcella McGarry from Healthy Sligo who completed some activities with members, Tracey Ferguson of PEACEPLUS who spoke with members about her work. The final strategy was presented by Celia Keenaghan and Mairead Cranley North-West Age Friendly Regional Manager presented the St Brigid Our Spirit Stirring Video.

The Executive Committee was also formed at the AGM 

Sligo Older Persons AGM

Contacts

Local Programme Manager
Kate Gibbons
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Local Housing Technical Advisor
Marian O Callaghan
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Local HAFH Coordinator
Frances Browne
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Local Older People’s Council Chair
Chair: Amro Hamid
Local Age Friendly Ambassador
Sandy Kelly