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’.
Age Friendly Information and Support Services
See more details in our Age Friendly Magazine HERE
dlr Libraries and Heritage Office also organise age friendly events. See more about dlr Libraries: here and Heritage: here
Keep up to date with dlr Age Friendly news and events by following our Twitter page at: @AgeFriendlydlr
Age Friendly Active Retirement Associations & Groups in dlr
See more details in our Directory HERE
Age Friendly Physical Exercise & Activities
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership and many of the Active Retirement Associations organise exercise classes (in-person and online). Age & Opportunity also provide 'Fitline' - a phone and advice service at: https://ageandopportunity.ie/active/
The dlr Leisure centres in Meadowbrook, Monkstown & Loughlinstown also organise swimming and exercises for 55+ - further details available at https://dlrleisure.ie
Housing Adaptions Grants & Information & Grants for Older People and People with a Disability
See more here: https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/apply-grant
dlr Age Friendly Alliance
Details to follow
dlr Older People's Council
Transport Assistance Grant 2022
dlr OPC, the representative committee for older people’s groups in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown are organising a Transport Assistance Small Grants Scheme worth €200 per group to support older people’s groups, clubs and associations in the county with the costs of organising day/evening excursions and trips during 2022. The funding for this project has been granted by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Age Friendly Programme to help and encourage older people’s groups to return to pre-pandemic activities.
Closing date for applications for transport assistance grant is Friday 29th April 2022 and the dlr OPC will consider all applications received and applicant groups will be advised of their decision in writing by June 2022.
The guidelines and application form for the OPC Transport Assistance Grant 2022 is available HERE.
The OPC Membership Application Form is available HERE.
dlr ACORN Tablet
The new ACORN tablet project from the dlr Digital Inclusion working group hopes to help bridge the digital divide by providing age-friendly, easy-to-use technology. The ACORN tablet is designed with the older person in mind, and the principle behind the tablet is to provide more accessible options for those with little or no computer or smart device experience. The home screen is clear and easy to navigate .
ACORN tablets are now available for lending to all dlr Library members. For more information on this lending scheme, contact your local branch.
The Community & Cultural Development Department and dlr Age Friendly Alliance are delighted to launch the 2022 dlr Age Friendly Magazine. CLICK HERE for the online version.
This is the second year of the dlr Age Friendly magazine, and this free resource is packed with information, short stories, poems, recipes, lyrics, puzzles, exercises and guidance on the assistance and services available to older people across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
The magazine is available in hard copy from dlr Libraries, dlr County Council offices, churches and shops around the county. If you would like a copy sent to you in the post, ring the Community Section, Community and Cultural Development Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin on (01) 205 4893 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2022 dlr Age Friendly magazine is produced by the dlr Age Friendly Programme, the Community Section of dlr County Council and dlr Libraries and is funded by Creative Ireland, Healthy Ireland and the dlr County Council Library Services, Age Friendly Programme and Community section.
Siobhán Nic Gaoithín, Age Friendly Programme & DLR Social Inclusion,
Community Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
01 2054893 / email@example.com
The Directory of Activities and Services for Older People in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown can be accessed here