Call for Age Friendly Steering Group Members

18th February 2014

Ilex, in partnership with Derry Healthy Cities, launched the Age Friendly City Charter in June 2013, to make our city more age friendly.

The aims of the Charter have been to drive forward a campaign placing older people’s views and opinions at the heart of planning, design and delivery of services, ensuring a commitment to catering for the needs of older people.

The next stage in promoting the Age Friendly City Charter is to develop a steering group that is participative and inclusive of older people.

Ilex’s Director of Strategy & Regeneration Gerard McCleave said:

“Creating a more caring city is a key element of the One Plan and the Age Friendly Charter is another important milestone in achieving this goal.  The participation and inclusion of older people on the steering group is vital, drawing on their skills and experiences to develop and support actions that meet their needs now and in the future".

The Mayor, Cllr Martin Reilly said:

“As one of the first people to sign the Age Friendly Charter, I welcome this call for businesses and service providers to work together and support a range of older people’s advisory groups doing all that they can to cater for the needs of older people.  I will continue to support this campaign  which puts the needs of older people at the heart of our plans and would encourage anyone who would like to share their experiences to get involved and join the steering group”.

For further information on the Age Friendly Charter, or to nominate a suitable person for the role, please email agefriendly@derryhc.com or phone 028 7161 1384.

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