Age Friendly Initiative
We want to help improve the quality of life for older people living in the Mid Ulster area.
What does an Age Friendly area look like?
In an age-friendly community, policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to support and enable older people to “age actively” – that is, to live in security, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in society.
An age-friendly world enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age.
It is a place that makes it easy for older people to stay connected to people and things which are important to them.
It also helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages and provides appropriate support to those who can no longer look after themselves.
Age Friendly Strategy and Action Plan
We have started the process of developing our three year Age Friendly Strategy and Action Plan for Mid Ulster, which will aim to improve the health and wellbeing of older people. We plan to publish this in October 2022.
Age Friendly Survey
As part of developing our new strategy and action plan, we are carrying out research with stakeholders, support groups and service users locally between April and June 2022.
Older people have a wealth of lived experience. It is important that we listen to and learn from their experiences, hopes and concerns so that the strategy and action plan can make a meaningful difference.
We are asking people aged over 50 years old to complete a short survey to gather their views on what it’s like to live in Mid Ulster. Responses from the survey will be used to help shape and inform the development of the strategy and action plan.
There are eight sections in the survey that ask your views on:
- Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
- Social Participation
- Respect and Social Inclusion
- Civic participation and Employment
- Communication and Information
- Community and Health Services
You will need to answer all questions. It should take no more than 15 minutes of your time to complete.
Open until Friday 24 June at 12 noon, you can complete the survey online or you can ask for a hard copy to complete by contacting our Age Friendly Co-ordinator.
If you would like more information, email our Age Friendly Coordinator or telephone 03000 132 132 to speak to Raisa.