Older Peoples Council

Linkage group for creation of OPC in association with the Mayo Age Friendly Alliance
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Older Peoples Council

Postby admin » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:40 pm

Each Age Friendly City or County initiative establishes a local Older People’s Council, as an early first step. The Council is open to all older people and their organisations to join. It is developed through the public consultations that are carried out with older people at town and village level.
The purpose of the Older People’s Councils is to ensure that the voice of the older person is heard loud and clear at the Alliance table. The Older People’s Councils will often generate ideas for innovative and creative age friendly projects, tackling a range of issues from isolation and loneliness to fitness and active ageing.
In the Mayo Age Friendly Strategy 2016-2020 it is envisaged in Theme 6- "What We Are Going to Do" : Action 6.1
Creation of the Mayo Older Peoples Council
These structures are the most important aspect of any Age Friendly Programme and allows older people the structure to both raise and be a partner in providing solutions that improve the quality of life for people in the community
What we want to achieve
Development of an Older People's Council for Mayo using the national OPC guidelines. We will ensure broad representation on the network to include individuals, day care centres, nursing homes, advocacy groups, service providers, and include older people from remote geographical areas. We will arrange for health service staff to meet with the OPC on a regular basis to share information on health services and identify how services can be more age friendly.
Lead Partner
Mayo Public Participation Network
How will we measure success
[*]Establishment of the OPC.
[*]Training opportunities for the OPC
[*]Representation of the OPC on key boards accross the county.
[*]Increase in the number of older people participating in the County structure.

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Re: Older Peoples Council- a guide

Postby admin » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:37 pm

Older People’s Councils are representative groups of older people who work together and with key state and voluntary agencies to make Ireland a better place in which to grow old. The Programme for Government has committed to the establishment of Older People’s Councils by Local Authorities so that older people can raise concerns or issues of importance at a local level. This short guide will explain how Older People’s Councils have been set up in Ireland and offer guidelines to local authorities who are about to set one up.
http://agefriendlyireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/online_OPC-GUIDE.pdf


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