Age Friendly Communities

Age Friendly Communities

Aims & Objectives

http://www.agefriendly.info

Demographic change across the European Union is characterised by an increase of older people within society which reinforces the need to build and maintain strong communities.  Age Friendly Communities aims to address in a sustainable way the issues created by demographic change by supporting the development of cohesive intergenerational communities in Wales and Ireland.

The project centres around two axes. Firstly, it will allow developing intergenerational strategies on both local and cross-border levels. Secondly, it will allow the testing of pilot activities to encourage cohesion & social inclusion, positive image & cultural heritage, healthy lifestyles & life-long learning in the cross-border region.

Project Objectives:

  • Create vibrant community for all by supporting the development of intergenerational strategies on both cross-border and local levels;
  • Create cohesive communities through the implementation of pilot projects targeting the social inclusion of older people within society;  
  • Capture, protect and preserve cultural heritage by reinforcing the positive image of older people within society;
  • Ensure well-being through encouraging lifelong learning activities.
Partner ERDF (€) Total Project Budget (€)
Conwy County Council LP 304,239 405,651
Ageing Well Network 127,142 169,521
Pembrokeshire County Council 205,258 274,493
Kilkenny County Council 108,678 144,903
Anglesey County Council 243,478 324,642
Total 988,795 1,319,210

Counties in Ireland where the project is carried out:

Kildare, Kilkenny

Counties in Wales where the project is carried out:


Conwy, Isle of Anglesey, Pembrokeshire

Contacts

Name Organisation Email Telephone
Hannah Fleck - Age Friendly Communities, Ty Llewelyn Community Centre, Ffordd yr Orsedd, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 1LU WALES hannah.fleck@conwy.gov.uk +44 1492 874722