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Kilkenny Age Friendly County Strategy 2011-2016


Ireland’s Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme supports cities, counties and towns across Ireland to prepare for the rapid ageing of our population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. Age-friendly programmes work to provide walkable streets, housing and transportation options, access to key services and opportunities for older people to participate in community activities. By doing so, these communities are better equipped to become great places, and where appropriate lifelong homes, for people of all ages.

In 2013, Ireland’s Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme Ltd. was given €1,873,000.00 for a project titled Age Friendly Cities and Counties Initiative. With this funding the programme was to complete a national roll-out of the Age Friendly Cities and Counties model and mainstream the service with state support.

The thirty-two-page long document details County Kilkenny’s plan to become age friendly. The strategy includes plans for respect, social inclusion and social participation, transport, home, communication and information, community support and health service, outdoor spaces, physical environment and public services from 2011 until 2016.
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Ireland's Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme Ldt., 2013 -
Curated collection--Grant documentation, Atlantic Philanthropies (Organization), Ireland's Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme, Curated collection--Communities, Curated collection--Senior citizens, Grant 22073, Population aging, Non-governmental organizations, Older people--Housing, Older people--Services for, City planning, and Curated collection--John Coonan
Grant 22073
Ireland's Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme
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