Age Friendly Ireland was established in 2018 as a shared service function of the local government sector. Age Friendly Ireland coordinates the national Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme. As a shared service function, Age Friendly Ireland brings together, supports and provides technical guidance to the 31-local authority-led, multi-agency Age Friendly City and County Programmes. It reports to a National Advisory Group comprising senior representatives from Government Departments and agencies, the local authority and business sectors.
The day-to-day hosting of a website, which provides information on housing topics which are of particular relevance to older people, is managed by Age Friendly Ireland. The website is agefriendlyhomes.ie. The Age Friendly Homes website was created and is jointly funded and managed by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, the Department of Health, Age Friendly Ireland and The Housing Agency.
Age Friendly Ireland publish a weekly newsletter which provides information which our members might find useful. Their newsletter can be accessed on their website – see link below.