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Cork goes age friendly

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 1:08pm

 

Age is only a number in Cork thanks to a county council initiative launched this month.

The Age Friendly County Programme is now accepting applications for funding from groups interested in developing age friendly initiatives in their town.

Kinsale, Bandon, Cobh and Mitchelstown have all succeeded in securing this funding in the past and continue to work with the council’s Age Friendly County Programme to build on their achievements.

Examples of age friendly initiatives implemented in participating towns include accessible public seating, promotion of age friendly businesses, social inclusion events and public realm enhancements.

The programme aims to support the development of a network of age friendly towns across the county.

Announcing the opening of the fund, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Ian Doyle, said: “Our needs in life change over time and can be different from place to place.

This is why it is so important to engage with local communities throughout Cork.”

Cork County Council’s Chief Executive Tim Lucey added: “Providing for our ageing population is essential to developing sustainable communities. Our support of age friendly initiatives sends a strong message that Cork County is a great place to live for all.”

For more information, including guidelines and application forms, visit corkcoco.ie or call 021-4285557 or 021-4285161.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 27 March at 4pm.

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