Galway Age Friendly County Initiative Update

Friday, December 21, 2012

Last November, more than 250 older people from Galway City and County came together as part of the Age Friendly County programme for Galway. The Age Friendly County Programme is a key initiative of the Ageing Well Network – an independent network of leaders and heads of organisation across the public, private and voluntary sectors in the field of ageing who share a vision of Ireland as the best country in the world in which to grow old, and are committed to achieving it. 

Following on from a successful Age Friendly Consultation process where over 2,000 older people took part across Galway City, County and the offshore Islands,

organisations are now working with the community to develop an Action Plan which will address the issues that were raised. This action plan will form part of the

Galway Age Friendly Strategy. Feedback from the consultation was presented to over 250 older people who attended a social event in Galway City and a general agreement was made about the priorities for the strategy. Some of the key actions include:

  • - Developing an Older People Forum and an Executive Committee to allow people to have a say in policy planning and in shaping their communities.

  • - Reviewing current Transport provision

  • - Developing a directory of older people’s services for Galway

For further details on the Galway City & County Age Friendly Strategy contact Catherine Collum, Age Friendly County Officer on +00 353 91 476514 or email


December 2012