The prize if we do The price if we don’t. PLANNING FOR AGE. ANNE CONNOLLY 22 nd June 2011. ‘Findings from 1 st National Survey on ‘Planning for Age’. Implications of changing demographics. Age Friendly County Programme – lead county Louth.
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PLANNING FOR AGE
22nd June 2011
‘Findings from 1st National Survey on ‘Planning for Age’
Implications of changing demographics
Age Friendly County Programme – lead county Louth
Round Table Discussions – What can be done?FOCUS FOR THE CONFERENCE
‘Planning for Age’ not special pleading – instead Canary in the Coalmine
Purposeful, area focused integrated planning
Wise Actions Now - preparing for demographic change
The benefits of a preventative based approachKEY MESSAGES
72 Members Canary in the Coalmine
PAPERAGEING WELL INDEPENDENT NATIONAL NETWORK
In An Ireland that will be the Best Country in the World in which to grow old
as valued member of our communities
Live in a
Enjoy an adequate income free from fear of poverty
good local health services
Live in safe, age-friendly communities
Age which to grow old
WORLD HEATH ORGANISATION
AGE FRIENDLY CITIES FRAMEWORK
encouraging active ageing by optimising opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age
‘An age-friendly community benefits people of all ages.
Barrier free buildings and streets enhance the mobility and independence of both younger and older persons with disabilities.
Secure neighbourhoods are safe for children, youth, women and older adults.
Families experience less worry and stress when their older relations have the services and supports they need.
The whole community benefits from the participation of older persons in volunteer or paid work and civic activities.
Making cities age-friendly is one of the most effective policy approaches for responding to demographic aging.
Frail & High
Not a Problem
In A World Which Will Be Completely Different which to grow old
65+ = 30%
EU by 2050
will live to
– 7% for centenarians
1st time in world’s history, more people
live to 150
Over 100 years
20 fold increase 60+
70 fold increase 80+