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                  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Age Friendly Strategy 2021-2026                 Consultation extended until the 19th January 2021

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (DLR) County Council want to hear the voices of Older People in the County as we are preparing a new Age Friendly Strategy that will take us from 2021 to 2026.

Older people and citizens in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown are invited to complete our online questionnaire available at https://dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/ to inform us of the areas which affect your life in DLR and what can be done to bring about positive changes for Older People in the County over the next 5 years.

The questionnaire will be open until Tuesday 19th January 2021 and feedback is being sought on areas such as Social Participation, Digital Access & Technology; Housing; Transport & Mobility; Covid 19 and Community Support & Health Services.

One of the key areas identified within the first Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Age Friendly Strategy 2016 – 2020 was the need to hear the voice of older members of our County more clearly. Along with the online consultation, hard copies of our questionnaire are also available and you can download a copy here or call the Community Section of DLR County Council and we will send you out a copy in the post at: 01 2054893 or email community@dlrcoco.ie

All submitted questionnaires will also be entered into a draw for a €50 One4All Gift Card and all information supplied will be anonymised and will only be used for the purposes of preparing our new Age Friendly Strategy and we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Background:

In June 2013, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council signed the Dublin Declaration on Age Friendly Cities and Communities in Europe and is affiliated to the WHO Global Network of Age Friendly Cities & Communities. This means that DLR is now committed to working towards becoming an Age Friendly County by creating an inclusive, equitable society in which older people can live full, active, valued and healthy lives. 

The publication of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Age Friendly Strategy 2016 – 2020 and the establishment of the Age Friendly Alliance were the first steps towards delivering on that commitment. The Alliance is made up of key agencies in the County who are tasked with overseeing and progressing Age Friendly Strategies with the ultimate goal ‘to make dlr a great place in which to grow old’.

Further information:

Mary White, Age Friendly Programme & DLR Social Inclusion, Community Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Town Hall, Dún Laoghaire 01 2054893 / community@dlrcoco.ie

 

Our first issue of the DLR Age Friendly Magazine is available here



Sign up to our Age Friendly E-Zine here

The Directory of Activities and Services for Older People in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown can be accessed here

May 2020 Age-Friendy E-zine  can be accessed here

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.”

 

The latest edition of the Age Friendly E-Zine that we produce can be found here, or in the Useful Links section on the right-hand side of this page. We hope that you will find plenty of useful information in this May 2020 issue which will demonstrate the many ways in which the Council is seeking to support those affected by the current COVID-19 crisis; especially the vulnerable, isolated, and elderly in our community.

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