Intro Text 

In June 2013 Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council signed the World Health Organisation Dublin Declaration on Age Friendly Cities and Counties. This means that Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is now committed to working towards becoming an Age Friendly County. The publication of our Age Friendly Strategy and the establishment of our Age Friendly Alliance are the first steps towards delivering on that commitment.  

The vision for our Age Friendly Strategy is that

“DLR will  be renowned as a great place to live in and grow old in, where people enjoy a good quality of life, in an age-friendly accessible environment, and people have the opportunity to play an active role and contribute to the economic, social and cultural life of their community right throughout their lives.”

This vision is underpinned by the 9 goals, which the Action Plan will  follow;

  1. To make outdoor spaces and buildings pleasant, clean, accessible and safe for older people, creating walkable communities and age friendly spaces
  2. To promote quality, safe, reliable, accessible transport services for all
  3. To provide a more seamless and appropriate continuum of housing choice and options for older people
  4. To provide opportunities for older people to stay socially connected and to play an active part in social network
  5. To combat stereotypes, myths and negative views on ageing and prevent prejudice and discrimination against older people
  6. To increase employment, volunteering and civic participation among older people
  7. To ensure that older people can access timely, practical information about what is happening in their communities
  8. To provide older people with easily accessible health and community services; and help with access to everyday activities and high-quality home care and residential facilities
  9. To ensure older people feel safe and secure in their homes and out and about in the community

The AFCCP approach is about engaging with organisations currently working with the community, to explore how they can better use current resources to respond to the real issues for older people. It is also about ensuring that older people are central to devising the recommended actions.