24 September 2018

Offaly Age Friendly County Strategy

The Offaly Age Friendly County Strategy was launched by Anna May McHugh at a function in Tullamore Court Hotel on Friday 29th. June. In the foreword to the strategy Offaly C.E.O. , Anna Marie Delaney, says "The population of Offaly, as is the case with the rest of Ireland, is ageing. A population with up to 1 in 4 people over the age of 60 years in the very near future will have significant social and economic implications at an individual, family and societal level. The implications for policy makers and service providers across Offaly in areas as diverse as housing, health, urban and rural planning, transport, policing, education and the business environment are considerable.

This strategy is the result of a process which began when Offaly signed the Dublin Declaration on Age Friendly Cities and Communities in Europe (2013) and in so doing committed itself to support the creation of an inclusive, equitable society in which older people across Offaly can live full, active, valued and healthy lives."

To read more of the strategy, please follow <this link> or you can view some pictures from the launch below.

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Anna May McHugh (N.P.A.) Councillor Danny Owens (Chairman O.C.C.)
Anna Marie Delaney (C.E.O. Offaly)

 

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Linda Kelly (Manager Kilcormac K.D.A.) Councillor John Leahy (Leader Renua)

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Stephen and Joan Diamond from Kilclonfert Active Retirement with
Councillor Eddid FitzPatrick


 

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Eddie FitzPatrick, Anna May McHugh and Declan Harvey

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Representatives of Ballinamere Active Retirement

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Shane Dynan of "Homefix"

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Ita O'Kelly, Bridie Costello Hynes

 

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 Bridie Costello Hynes addressing the meeting

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Danny Owens addressing the meeting

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 Anna Marie Delaneyaddressing the meeting

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 Catherine McGuigan addressing the meeting

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Anna May McHugh addressing the meeting

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 Part of the attendance at the launch

 

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 Part of the attendance at the launch

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Catherine McGuigan, Anna Marie Delaney, Danny Owens.

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Some of the people involved in preparing the strategy
 

 

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 Declan Costelloe, Molly Buckley.

 

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 Margaret Dunne, Mary Kenna

 

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Mary and Jack Kenna

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 Mary Kenna, Anna May McHugh, Jack Kenna, Anna Marie Delaney

 

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 June Martin, Anna Marie Delaney

 

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