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May 2006
Report No. 94

Towards an Age Friendly Society in Ireland: Conference Proceedings
Yvonne McGivern

This conference, held in May 2005, aimed to focus discussion on the kind of society we want to achieve for older people in Ireland. Its objectives were to: explore the meaning of ageism in society; identify the characteristics of an age friendly society; explore how service provision might be more age friendly; discuss how older people can better shape policies and practices relevant to their welfare; and review progress in implementing equality for older people.

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October 2005
Report No. 90

The Social Inclusion of Older People at Local Level: The Role and Contribution of CDBs
Sarah Delaney, Kevin Cullen and Petrina Duff

This study investigates the social inclusion measures for older people being undertaken at local level in Ireland, and examines the role and contribution of the County/City Development Boards (CDBs) in the social inclusion of older people at local level.

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June 2004
Report No. 78

Meeting the Health, Social Care and Welfare Services Information Needs of Older People in Ireland. Conference Proceedings
John Heuston

This Conference, held to present the findings of report no. 69, highlighted the importance of information provision in promoting the social inclusion of older people and in ensuring their health and social gain. It also focused on enhancing the skills of older people in accessing and using information, as well as on enhancing the skills and capacity of information providers.

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September 2002
Report No. 69

Meeting the Health, Socal Care and Welfare Services Information Needs of Older People in Ireland
Policy Research Centre, National College of Ireland

This study was commissioned by the Council to determine more precisely older people's health and social services information needs, their preferences regarding the media through which this information is disseminated, as well as where it might be accessed at key transition points in later life. It is unique because it addresses these questions from the perspective of the older person for the first time. The report also includes as Action Plan designed to meet older people's health, social care and welfare services information needs.

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April 2001
Report No. 63

Towards A Society for all Ages. Conference Proceedings
Yvonne McGivern

The underlying aim of the conference was to examine how Irish society is responding to the particular needs of older people and how successful it is in enabling older people to participate as equals in it. It also afforded the opportunity to examine progress towards a society for all ages focusing on European level initiatives as well as on recent developments in Ireland in relation to equality legislation, the National Anti-Poverty Strategy and pensions policy.

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