Older People

Older People

Older People

To develop integrated responses to the needs of older people, promoting their inclusion and contribution in all areas of life and responding.

Objective

Actions

Contact (Lead & Partners)

Action Ref. #

Actively promote the  Age Friendly Strategy

Ensure all agencies support the Age Friendly Strategy and implement its goals and actions.

Healthy Cities, Age Friendly Alliance  and LCDC

 

9.1

Promote and support a volunteering policy for older people.

Provide access and opportunities to volunteer and identify any barriers and seek solutions

Cork Volunteer Centre, Healthy Cities, Age Friendly Alliance, LCDC and other city stakeholders.

 

9.2

 

Lobby Dept of Social Protection, National Government to increase opportunity to work past age of 65 in a way which will not negatively influence one’s social welfare payments.

 

Healthy Cities, Age Friendly Alliance and LCDC

9.3

To support the Cork Age Friendly Business Programme.

To raise awareness in the public and private sector through training on the needs of elderly people in the development of policies, programmes and services.

 

Healthy Cities, Age Friendly Alliance  and LCDC

9.4

Promote awareness of consultation approaches to include Older people

Develop links with Cork Older Peoples forum and provide a platform for age related matters to be raised at city level.

Healthy Cities, Age Friendly Alliance  and LCDC

 

9.5

 

Support the Cork Older Peoples Forum to fully participate in the PPN structure

Healthy Cities, Age Friendly Alliance, PPN and LCDC

 

9.6

Provide a responsive approach to Older Peoples housing needs

Develop a needs analysis on variety of accommodation types that allow older persons the option to downsize within their local community                                                                                                      

Cork City Council, HSE, Cork City Age Friendly Alliance, Community Projects

 

9.7

 

Develop a directory of services for older people that will provide flexible, easily updateable information.

Healthy Cities, Age Friendly Alliance and LCDC

 

9.8

 

Enable older people to live in their own homes and communities by providing the necessary supports and services as well as suitable housing in the right locations.

 

Cork City Council, HSE, Cork City Age Friendly Alliance, Community Projects

 

9.9

Support community participation, mentoring and volunteerism for older persons in the City

Co-ordinate and promote increased levels of community participation, mentoring and volunteerism by older persons in the city.

 

Healthy Cities, Age Friendly Alliance, Cork ETB and Cork Volunteer Centre and LCDC

9.10

 

Actively support, work towards and promote Cork City as an Alzheimer’s Dementia friendly city.

 

Cork City Council, Healthy Cities, HSE, Cork City Age Friendly Alliance, Community Projects, and other city stakeholders.

 

9.11

Support community based care facilities for older people with an ethos of integration and continued learning and independence

Investigate the feasibility of providing a community based, collective living model for older persons in the City as a viable alternative to traditional care facilities.

 

Healthy Cities, Age Friendly Alliance, Cork City Council and LCDC

9.12

Support the delivery of actives spaces, recreation and play areas in the city

Review the existing Cork Recreational Needs Study (2003) and Cork City Parks Strategy (2000) to guide the future needs requirements of older people in the city

Cork City Council, Healthy Cities, Age Friendly Alliance and LCDC

9.13

Support the delivery of smart living technologies within housing for older persons in the City

 

Explore the implementation of assisted living technologies and facilitate testbed for trialling of such innovations within housing for older persons in the city

Cork Smart Gateway

9.14