Social Development & Inclusion

Age Friendly Strategy 2021-2026 Consultation

Friday, November 6, 2020
dlr County
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Age Friendly Strategy 2021-2026

This Consultation has been 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 here 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 call the Community Section of DLR County Council and we will send you out a copy in the post at: 01 2054893 or email

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.


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’.