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An Age Friendly Society: A Position Statement
On 15 June 2005, the Council launched An Age Friendly Society: A Position Statement in which it appealed for for the creation of an age friendly society in Ireland. To assist in stimulating a debate on the place Irish society accords to its oldest citizens and how this place is determined, the Council prepared this position statement.
‘Say No to Ageism’ Week 2007
'Say No to Ageism' Week 2007 ran from 18th June to 25th June 2007. A joint initiative of the National Council on Ageing and Older People, the Equality Authority and the Health Service Executive, the aim of the Week is to promote awareness of ageism and an understanding of how ageism lies at the root of many of the barriers which older people encounter when accessing goods and services.
'Say No to Ageism' Week saw the publication of two reports on practical actions aimed at combating ageism and promoting equality for older people in the health system and in accessing transport services.
Download the press release [72 KB].
'Say No to Ageism' Week 2008
Maire Hoctor TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Older People launched 'Say No To Ageism' Week 2008 on May 19th 2008.
A key element of the week involves the development of practical actions to combat ageism within particular sectors. Initiatives were undertaken as part of the 2008 Week to promote age friendly services in the Health Service Executive, the transport sector, and the sport and leisure sector (through ILAM - the Irish Leisure Industry body for all Sports, Fitness, Aquatic, Health Spas and Associated Facilities).
As its contribution to the Week and on behalf of the initiative partners, the National Council on Ageing and Older People hosted a seminar, Active for Life: Towards Age Friendly Sports and Leisure Facilities in Ireland, in Marino Institute of Education, Dublin on 21 May 2008 at which an action programme to enhance age friendly service provision in the leisure and fitness sector was launched, in partnership with ILAM. For further information, please download the press release [40 KB].
'Say No To Ageism' Week 2009
'Say No To Ageism' Week 2009 took place from May 18th to 22nd 2009. Campaign 2009 looked at ageism in employment and in service provision. Partnership initiatives range from conferences, displays of posters, viral messages of support and awareness and action based plans in individual sectors.