A growing number of cities and communities worldwide are striving to better meet the needs of their older residents. The WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC) was established to foster the exchange of experience and mutual learning between cities and communities worldwide. Cork City is committed to creating inclusive and accessible urban environments to benefit their ageing populations. City CEO Ms. Ann Doherty is Chair of the Cork Age Friendly Alliance which has been established to oversee the development of an Age Friendly Strategy for the City.
An Age Friendly City benefits people of all ages. Secure neighbourhoods are safe for children and young people, women and older adults. Families worry less when their older relations have the services and supports they need. Accessible buildings and streets enhance the mobility and independence of both younger and older people with disabilities. The whole community benefits from the participation of older people in volunteering or paid work and activities. By working together to make our towns, villages and counties age friendly, we can address the needs of not just our older citizens but of all age groups.
On Wednesday May 4th 2016, Ann Doherty, Chief Executive of Cork City Council and Chair of the Cork Age Friendly City Alliance, an interagency group of senior management from the statutory, voluntary, community and private sectors, launched the Cork Age Friendly City Strategy 2016- 2020 at a tea-party event in the Millennium Hall City Hall, Cork.
Click here to access a full copy of the Cork Age Friendly City Strategy 2016 – 2020
To view a presentation on the Census 2011 data on Older People in Cork City click here.
To view article in Cork Evening Echo May 29th from Advisory Committee members on how “Simple changes can make city more age-friendly” click here
Last Updated May 6th 2016