Cork Age-Friendly City
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 neighborhoods 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.
In 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.
Last Updated Feb 4th 2022