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Galway County & City Age Friendly Programme
On 27th September 2011 in the Galway Bay Hotel, the Galway County & City Age Friendly Programme was launched. Over 200 people attended this launch, with local, national and international guest speakers presenting on the day.
The purpose of the launch was to stimulate interest in developing the Galway County & City Age Friendly Programme. The aim was to bring together the older residents of Galway and the key service providers from the statutory, voluntary, community and private sectors to identify the opportunities on how we can make Galway an excellent place in which to live, work and grow old. The following presentation was given at the launch:
Following on from a successful Age Friendly Consultation process where over 2,000 older people took part across Galway City, County and the Islands, organisations are now working with the community to develop an Action Plan which will address the issues that were raised. This action plan will form part of the Galway Age Friendly Strategy. Feedback from the consultation was presented to over 250 older people who attended a social event in the Menlo Park Hotel and a general agreement was made about the priorities for the strategy. Some of the key actions include:
- Developing an Older People Forum and an Executive Committee to allow people to have a say in policy planning and in shaping their communities.
- Reviewing current Transport provision
- Developing a directory of older people’s services for Galway
For further details contact Catherine Collum, Age Friendly County Officer on 091 476514 or email email@example.com