Age Friendly Leitrim

Leitrim Age Friendly Strategy 2017 - 2020
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Winter Ready Advice for Older People.pdf (size 722.2 KB)

Leitrim Older Person's Council is looking for new members

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Leitrim Age Friendly Alliance

Leitrim Age Friendly Alliance ensures that all relevant agencies work together to promote and maintain the best possible health and well being of older people, and to make County Leitrim a great place to grow old in. It aims to increase the participation of older people in the social, economic and cultural life of Leitrim for everyone’s benefit. It also aims to make services and supports for older people more responsive, caring, professional and accessible through imaginative and cost effective partnership working.

Leitrim Age Friendly Alliance is registered with WHO Age Friendly World and is a member of their Global Network. You can find out more about WHO Age Friendly World and browse the network on their website |

Leitrim Age Friendly Strategy 2017-2020

Leitrim Age Friendly Strategy 2017-2020 was launched by novelist Michael Harding during Positive Aging Week on 27th September 2017, in Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo.   Michael spoke eloquently on the issue of social  isolation and loneliness and urged people to avail of the many services provided. Charlie McGettigan regaled the audience with some wonderful stories and music. 

Michael Harding

Charlie McGettigan

For further information, please contact Suzanne Duffy, Age Friendly Co-Ordinator, Leitrim County Council on 071-96 20005 or emailcommunity@leitrimcoco.ie

The Age Friendly County Initiative is based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities Framework and Guidelines, which were developed by 33 cities from across the world and involved a major consultation with older people. Every county authority in Ireland has now signed up to the “Dublin Declaration” making Ireland the first official Age Friendly country amongst WHO member countries. Leitrim County Council endorsed the “Dublin Declaration” WHO Age Friendly County Initiative, which formally links the Initiative to the WHO.

Strategy 2014-2016 is available here.

Mohill Age Friendly Town plan here.

                                   

                               

                        

Contact Details

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Leitrim County Council,
Áras An Chontae,
Carrick on Shannon,
County Leitrim.
T: + 353 (0)71 9650400
F: + 353 (0)71 9621982
sduffy@leitrimcoco.ie

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